Raelene Alice Dittmar, 63, and a resident of Franklinton, La., died early Tuesday Dec. 17, 2013, at her home. She was a native of Williamsport and had lived in Franklinton for 10 years. Raelene was retired from the Williamsport Hospital as a housekeeper. She enjoyed sewing and loved doing crafts. She was forever a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Delores May Evans and Chris Evans, of Syracuse, N.Y., Mistie Rae Holmes and James Holmes, of Franklinton; son and daughter-in-law, Patrick Larry Holmes and Paula Holmes, of Williamsport; four grandchildren and spouse, Jack Holmes, Olivia Holmes, Adelina Barber and Codie, Marcel Ducote; one great-grandchild, Eli Aaron Barber; and three brothers, Raymond Thorne, of Allentown, Clyde Thorne, of Williamsport and Grant Thorne, of Leominster, Mass.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Dittmar; her father, Raymond Thorne; and mother and step-father, Edith Wright Hughes and Samuel Hughes.
Raelene will be laid to rest alongside her family near Williamsport.