Margaret Holmes

Margaret Elizabeth Holmes (Schwartz)

1913 - 2020
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Margaret Elizabeth Holmes, Of Natrona Heights, PA, passed away on March 10, 2020. She was 106. Mrs. Holmes was born in Brackenridge, PA, to Henry Schwartz and Ottilla Hauch Schwartz. She was the devoted wife of the late Robert K. Holmes, Sr., loving mother of Linda H. Siverling and her husband Karl, the late Robert Holmes, Jr., and the late Barbara Hetrick. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren, daughter-in-law Sally Holmes. She was predeceased by her siblings, Gustav Schwartz, Henry Schwartz, and Elizabeth Fischer.
Mrs. Holmes was a 1930 graduate of Har- Brack High School in Natrona Heights, PA. She then attended Carnegie Technical Institute, Margaret Morrison School for Costume Design. Mrs. Holmes lived in Natrona Heights for 99 years until moving in with her son in Havre de Grace, MD. She was a member of the Natrona Heights Presbyterian Church, Civic Club, and the Brackenridge Heights Country Club. She was an avid golfer until the age of 95. Mrs. Holmes delivered and served meals for Meals On Wheels until she gave up her driver’s license at the age of 99. She was a talented seamstress, tailoring and sewing for many members of her community.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2020, at 2:00 PM, at Grove Presbyterian Church, 50 East Bel Air Avenue, Aberdeen, Maryland 21001.
Interment will be held on a later date at Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights, PA.
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    Saturday, March 14th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, March 14th, 2020 2:00pm
    Grove Presbyterian Church
    Post Road
    ABERDEEN, MD 21001
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Robert Malcolm

Posted at 08:10am
Dear Sally,
The day that Peg died was the 91st anniversary of her uniting with Natrona Heights Presbyterian Church! This is to me an interesting occurrence. I thought that you and the family might want to know! Others recently who lived more than 100 years from NHPC include: Agnes Hine, Martha Low Lace, Edna Jones, Margaret Elsenrath, and Mary Bovard. Peace be with you!
Cam Malcolm

Barbara Smith Woomer

Posted at 03:26pm
Dear Sue and family,
I am sorry for the loss of your grandmother. She was so funny. She saved me so many times with alterations for my daughter's
dresses for prom or any other formal dances at school. My mother will miss her letters that she wrote to her, last one was at christmas. I will always remember the summers you came for two weeks at her house. All the crazy games we played in the basement with all the neighbor kids. Those were good times. Everyone wanted to be like her when they got older with all the activities she did through the community and still doing it until a short time ago.

Robert Malcolm

Posted at 08:54am
Dear Sally & family,
I am celebrating the life of Mrs. Holmes. She is a terrific individual and I enjoyed being her minister for 30 years. Living to be 106 is remarkable - but then again, she is a remarkable person. I have missed her - but she joins many from NHPC in the church triumphant - including the centennial club of many women who achieved a century or more of life! She was loved by me and many others. Take care of yourself and I hope all things go well for you and yours.
Rev. Cam Malcolm

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