Jean Elizabeth Holmes

Born: Tue., Aug. 26, 1924
Died: Sun., Jul. 10, 2011

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JEAN ELIZABETH TAYLOR HOLMESJean Elizabeth Taylor Holmes, 87, of McElhattan, died Sunday, July 10, 2011, at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Hospital, Worcester, MA. Jean was born August 26, 1924, to the late James Turbet and Ruth (Seyler) Taylor. Surviving is a brother Charles Taylor and spouse, Kathryn, of Lock Haven, PA. Predeceasing her was a younger brother, James Taylor. Her husband, Edward James Holmes, preceded her in death. She is mourned by five children and their families: David Holmes and spouse, Sandra, of Dillsburg, PA; Jeanette Holmes of Saline, MI; Carolyn Holmes Balko and spouse, Brian, of Auburn, MA; Michael Holmes of Morrisdale, PA; and Woodrow Holmes and spouse, Kim, of Oak Hill, VA; three grandchildren: Suzanne Balko, of Dresden, Germany; Curtis Balko and spouse, Kelly, of Worcester, MA; First Lt. Monica Holmes, U.S. Army stationed in Afghanistan; and two great-grandchildren: Alexandra Melchert of Dillsburg, PA and Lukas Kreer of Dresden, Germany. Jean is also mourned by four step-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren.In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in her memory to the SPCA, Lock Haven, PA or The United Methodist Church, McElhattan, PA where she sang in the choir and was an active member.Yost-Gedon Funeral Home, Lock Haven, PA is in charge of funeral arrangements. A memorial service will be held at The United Methodist Church, McElhattan, PA on August 6, 2011 at 1:00pm. A private internment of her remains will occur on Monday, August 8, 2011, next to her beloved Eddie, at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Mackeyville, PA.Online memories and thoughts can be made at

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