Marianne Elaine Janssen Herbst Hollingsworth, 83, Wonder Lake, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, at home, surrounded by her family and friends.
She was born Nov. 18, 1928, in Chicago, to Edward and Ruby (Janssen) Herbst.
She married Roy Hollingsworth in Chicago.
She was a proud graduate of Lake View High School in Chicago.
After marrying, she and her husband moved to the Wonder Lake White Oaks Bay subdivision in 1957.
She was one of the top school bus drivers for Woodstock School District 200 for more than 28 years, and was known to her co-workers as “High Pockets.”
She was noted for her performances at bus rodeos, where she brought home prizes for her driving skills.
She also was known as one of the best driving instructors a new bus driver could have, and teachers and coaches requested her as a driver for field trips and away games.
She was the road commissioner for the White Oaks Bay subdivision for many years and also helped organize the annual White Oaks Bay summer picnic and Last Blast.
She loved all her friends in White Oaks Bay, maintained her friendships and was one of the “lunch bunch” from her water class and valued the group.
After she retired, she spent time with her dearly loved grandchildren and her friends.
Survivors include two sons, Craig R. (Andrea Jimenez) Hollingsworth, Chapel Hill, N.C., and Michael G. (Patty) Hollingsworth, Wonder Lake; four grandchildren, Kristin M. and Michael J. Hollingsworth, Wonder Lake, and Alayna M. and Garrett A. Hollingsworth, Chapel Hill; and a sister, Ruby Diana Hertz, Gray, Maine.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her mother; and her father.
Visitation was Aug. 12 and 13, at Colonial Funeral Home, McHenry.
Burial was Aug. 13 at Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood.
Memorials can be made to Sage Cancer Center, 4305 Medical Center Drive, McHenry, IL 60050.