Dorothy Ann Holmes

Dorothy Ann Holmes, 84, of Muncy, entered her heavenly home on Monday, July 7, 2014, surrounded by her loving family.

Born July 29, 1929, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Kenneth A. and Mary E. Mulvey Rupert. Her husband of 61 years, Chester Bruce Holmes Sr., preceded her in death on Dec. 14, 2012.

Dorothy was a faithful member of the Church of Resurrection, Muncy. She was an avid card player who loved music and dancing. Dorothy also enjoyed crafts, sewing and crocheting.

Surviving, are three sons, Kelly J. Holmes, of Florida, Chester B. (Katie) Holmes, of Chester Springs and Randy A. (Lori) Holmes, of Hughesville; three daughters, Bonnie L. (David) Eck, of Jersey Shore, Joni M. Johnson, of Muncy and Kim Y. (Joel) Venturini, of Montoursville; 17 grandchildren, Collin Holmes, Zoe Holmes, Alexa Holmes, Maddi Young, Bella Holmes, Ashley Holmes, Carley Holmes, Chelsey Holmes, Katlyn Swank, Jordan Holmes, Jason Eck, Shawn Eck, Scott Johnson, Stacy Bigelow, Angelina Venturini, Anthony Venturini and Joseph Venturini; and 17 great-grandchildren, Jacob Eck, Jared Eck, Haylie Eck, Malia Eck, Elijah Eck, Gabriel Eck, Taylor Johnson, Morgan Johnson, Scott Johnson II, Austin Johnson, Emma Bigelow, Aleaha Bigelow, Avery Bigelow, Owen Bigelow, Carson Stackhouse, Jaydon Stackhouse and Cooper Danowsky.

In addition to her parents and husband, Dorothy was preceded in death by a son, Scotty Holmes; a daughter, Connie Holmes; and a brother, Kenneth Rupert.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the Church of the Resurrection, 75 Musser Lane, Muncy, with the Rev. Glenn McCreary officiating. Burial will follow in Muncy Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contribution to the American Cancer Society at

Arrangements have been entrusted to the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at