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Karen Holland Short

January 14, 1952 — April 23, 2022

Karen Holland Short

Matthews, NC

Mrs. Karen Holland Short, age 70, entered into rest on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at her home. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Thursday, April 28, 2022 from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by her beloved sister, Liza Holland Simpson with burial to follow in the Friendship United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will greet friends immediately following the service at the cemetery.

Mrs. Short was born January 14, 1952 a daughter of the late Ephraim and Mary Lou Fortenberry Holland. She was a U.S. Airforce veteran, having achieved the rank of sergeant. Karen was an employee of Morehead Title Company. She enjoyed all genres of music and was a very talented cook.

In addition to her parents, Karen was preceded in death by the love of her life, Benny Clifton Freeman.

Survivors include sisters, Liza Holland Simpson of Hickory, NC, and Frances Brooks of Conover, NC; nieces, Amber Batey, and Makenzie Simpson; and nephew, Wesley Brooks.

Memorials may be made in Karen’s memory to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-9929.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC ( is serving the Short family.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Karen Holland Short, please visit our flower store.

Past Services

Funeral Service

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel

318 E Main St, Chesterfield, SC 29709

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