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Obituary for Elizabeth Katherine Holmes (Bette)

Elizabeth “Bette” Holmes, 86, of Leesburg, Florida, went home peacefully, on Wednesday, August 12, 2020.

She was born August 2, 1934, in Imperial, PA, the daughter of Anthony and Katherine (Kokal) Orel.

Elizabeth was a homemaker, best remembered for being great listener, always willing to help and offer a kind hand of comfort. She was an excellent cook and loved playing poker.

Surviving are her children: Charles C. (Gayle) Holmes, Jr. of Texas, Deborah (Benjamin) Hernandez of California, Kimberlee (Mike) Fuller of Pennsylvania and Jeffrey A. Holmes of Florida. She is also survived by her sister, Nancy Rank, her four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Charles C. Holmes and her siblings: Robert Orel, Sylvia Bordo, Anthony Orel and Rose Scumaci.

Visitation will be held Sunday 2-4 p.m. in Thomas-Little Funeral Service, Inc., and Crematory, 305 Main Street, Imperial (724-695-2800). Interment will be held at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.