Holly Kristine Humphrey, 15

Holly Kristine Humphrey, 15


Holly Kristine Humphrey of Salem, Indiana passed away Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 05:34 am at St. Vincent Salem Hospital at the age of 15 years, 5 months and 7 days.

She was born January 9, 2001 at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.

She was the daughter of Brian and Kristi (Tolbert) Humphrey.


Holly was a faithful and devout Christian and member of the Little York Christian Church and it’s youth group. She cherished spending time with her family and friends.

She made it her mission to give back to those around her. She volunteered at the local food bank and was planning on volunteering at St. Vincent Hospital in July.

Her dreams for the future were to pursue a career in the medical field. She worked very hard on her studies to fulfill these dreams. She was an honor student at Salem Community High School where she had just completed her freshman year.

She was quite a busy girl, and had just recently stated that all of her activities gave her life such fulfillment.

She was also a member of the following organizations: Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Washington County Youth Foundation, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Salem High School French Club, and the Gibson Township Superstars 4-H Club.

In 2010, at the young age of nine Holly was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia and had to have a bone marrow transplant the same year.

When she recovered she immediately started to give tirelessly of her time and talents to the Louisville chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Since 2012 she had been Captain of her team, Team Humphrey, for the Society’s annual fund raising walk, Light the Night. In 2013 she was chosen to be their honored hero.

She gave an inspirational speech at Louisville Slugger Field to a crowd of thousands of cancer survivors and their family and friends. She also gave speeches at several other events as well.

Holly is survived by her parents, Brian & Kristi Humphrey, two brothers, Hunter and Hayden Humphrey, and one sister Hayley Humphrey all of Salem; paternal grandparents Mike & Pat Humphrey, Salem; maternal grandparents Hank & Nancy Hinsch, Vallonia; grandfather Larry Tolbert and great maternal grandmother Elsie Prosser both of French Lick. Also surviving are her aunt & uncle Chris & Maureen Shelton, Panama City, Florida.

Friends are invited to visit and share a story with the family at Dawalt Funeral Home from 4 to 8 pm Sunday.

The Funeral service will be at 11:00 am Monday at Little York Christian Church with visitation at the church from 9 until time of service.

Burial will follow after the funeral at Franklin Cemetery near Salem, Indiana.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be given to:

Holly’s Fund in care of Old National Bank, 1208 South Jackson Street, Salem, Indiana 47167