Cather­ine Ger­maine Holmes

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Cather­ine Ger­maine Holmes, age 85, of Elk­ton, MD, passed away Mon­day, July 4, 2016. Born in Lan­caster, PA, on Oct. 23, 1930, she was the daugh­ter of the late Henry E. and El­iz­a­beth San­ders Leak.

Mrs. Holmes had been an in­struc­tional as­sis­tant with Ce­cil County Public Schools. Ear­lier in her life, Mrs. Holmes at­tended Jones Chapel and Maranatha Bap­tist Church and was a mem­ber of Janes United Methodist Church, Ris­ing Sun, MD, for the past 35 years. De­voted to the Lord and her fam­ily, she was a scholar of the Bible. She was the fam­ily ge­neal­o­gist, an ex­cel­lent cook, and su­perb seam­stress who en­joyed gar­den­ing and trav­el­ing. Mrs. Holmes was a mem­ber of the Farm­ing­ton Homemak­ers Club and Janes United Methodist Church Quil­ters.

Sur­vivors in­clude her chil­dren, Ken­neth, Stan­ley, Nancy, David and Rus­sell Holmes, all of Elk­ton, and Su­san Holmes-Porter, Hager­stown, MD; sis­ter, Lillian Jane Ce­bula, Elk­ton, MD; 15 grand­chil­dren and 13 great grand­chil­dren.

In ad­di­tion to her par­ents, Mrs. Holmes was pre­ceded in death by her hus­bands Irvin E. Holmes and Nor­man D. Holmes.

Fu­neral ser­vice will be held 11 a.m., Thurs­day, July 7 at Hicks Home for Funer­als, 103 W. Stock­ton St., Elk­ton, where visi­ta­tion will be­gin at 10 a.m. In­ter­ment will fol­low the ser­vice in Elk­ton Ceme­tery.

Flow­ers are ap­pre­ci­ated but con­tri­bu­tions may be made to Janes United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 242, Ris­ing Sun, MD 21911.

hick­shome­for­fu­ner­ a.m. on Mon­day morn­ing, July 11 in the chapel of the Delaware Vet­er­ans Me­mo­rial Ceme­tery, 2465 Ch­e­sa­peake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flow­ers, me­mo­rial con­tri­bu­tions may be made to the Chris­tiana United Methodist Church, at the ad­dress listed above.

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