Elsie M. Holmes

By Willig Funeral Home - Cremation Services | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Elsie M. Holmes, age 79, of Dravosburg, died peacefully March 27, 2018, at home. Born July 10, 1938, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Kathleen (Galvin) Lynn and the wife of Melvin D. "Rod" Holmes, for over 63 years.

Elsie M. Holmes, age 79, of Dravosburg, died peacefully March 27, 2018, at home. Born July 10, 1938, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Kathleen (Galvin) Lynn and the wife of Melvin D. "Rod" Holmes, for over 63 years. Elsie retired from Bechtel Bettis Atomic Plant, with 30 years of service. She was member of the American Legion Post #380, Ladies Auxiliary. Elsie was truly the matriarch of her family. Her favorite pastime was crocheting, she made all the family afghans and dish towels. Elsie loved to spend as much time as possible with her family. In addition to her husband, Elsie is survived by her children, Dianna L. Bomba of West Mifflin and Charles (Kimberly) Holmes of West Mifflin; grandchildren, Jeffrey (Damian) R. Bomba, Megan (Zachary) Powers, Chelsea and Corey Holmes, Brittany and Breanne Holmes and Kristina Allen; great grandsons, Connor and Hunter Powers; siblings, Arthur (Lethea) Lynn, Barbara (Richard) Miller and Harriet (Robert) Fierst; also nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her son Duane M. "Mel" Holmes and 4 siblings. Family and friends will  be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, from 3 p.m. until the time of memorial service at 5 p.m., in the funeral home chapel. Pastor Jody Dausey will officiate. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com

Originally published March 30, 2018.

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