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Tara Lee Holop

January 26, 1971 — May 6, 2023

Butler Township, Ohio

HOLOP, Tara Lee, age 52 of Butler Twp., passed away Saturday, May 6, 2023, following a brief battle with cancer. Tara was born January 26, 1971, in Dayton, OH, daughter of Randy and Sherry (Overholser) Keithley.   Raised in Vandalia, Tara was a “Smith” girl and was a 1989 graduate of Vandalia-Butler High School.  She attended BGSU studying business and marketing, where she met her husband of 27 years, Ted Holop.  Following a 13 year stop in Cleveland, Tara and Ted returned to her hometown to raise their three children.  Tara was never complacent in her career, spending 13 years at Moen working alongside many of the “greatest people she has ever met.”  She decided to focus on family and move back “home” in 2006, which became her greatest accomplishment and joy.  For the past 17 years, Tara balanced being a mom to three amazing children and continued to pursue her dreams.  Tara became a realtor just two years ago, joining her childhood friend on a realty team at Keller Williams.

Tara made any person she was talking to feel incredible and special.  She was always positive and uplifting and cared deeply about people.  She spent her free time staying up to date on the lives of her family and friends, and always had thoughtful comments or words of encouragement to give.  In addition to her kind and caring nature, Tara could light up any room she stepped foot in.  She was a stranger to none, and easily made you feel special after just one conversation.  Her favorite moments on Earth were ones spent with her family and friends; laughing over dinners, telling stories over drinks, or cheering on her friends on a long run.

Tara is survived by her loving family, husband, Ted, children, Dani, Luke, and Gabi; her parents, Randy & Sherry Keithley; sister, Lori Hastings (Jim); brother, Chad Keithley (Becky); brothers-in-law, John Holop and Joe Holop; sisters-in-law, Connie Yamek (Ken) and Carol Modrak (Ron); nieces and nephews, Sarah, Derek, Cassie, Sara, Kyle, Arielle, Justin; along with extended family and a host of wonderful friends.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, May 13, at the Vandalia United Methodist Church, 200 S. Dixie Dr., Vandalia with Pastor Scott Snyder officiating.  Interment will follow at Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery.   The family will receive friends at the Vandalia United Methodist Church on Friday evening (5/12) from 4-7 pm.   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cleveland Clinic’s Harboring Hope Fund, a program that financially supports couples going through IVF treatment.  Please leave your donation in memory of Tara.  Arrangements entrusted to Morton & Whetstone Funeral Home, Vandalia.

Cleveland Clinic Harboring Hope Fund

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Visitation

Friday, May 12, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Vandalia United Methodist Church

200 South Dixie Drive, Vandalia, OH 45377

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Funeral Service

Saturday, May 13, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Vandalia United Methodist Church (Vandalia)

200 South Dixie Drive, Vandalia, OH 45377

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