Betty (Grove) Holshey

Born: Mon., Apr. 13, 1925
Died: Fri., Feb. 1, 2013


Visitation

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Mon., Feb. 04, 2013
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Mon., Feb. 04, 2013
Location: Lonaconing Location


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Feb. 05, 2013
Location: Lonaconing Location


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Betty (Grove) Holshey, 87, of Washington St., Lonaconing died Friday, February 1, 2013 at Egle Nursing and Rehab Center, Lonaconing.  Born on April 13, 1925 in Lonaconing she was the daughter of the late Lee Dewey Grove and Pearl (Nicol) Grove.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter Holshey on March 15, 1976 and two brothers, Dewey and Charles Grove.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Lonaconing, where she was part of the United Methodist Women.  After retiring from the Celanese in the bobbin stores she spent some time as a  waitress at  Nettie Kelly's in Lonaconing. She loved to volunteer and was very involved in numerous organizations. She enjoyed cooking dinners at the church and the fire company. She was a lifetime member of the Goodwill Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, the former Alvin C. Neat Post #5280 V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary, George's Creek Ambulance Service, Republican Club and Lonaconing Senior Citizens. She was also a 65 year member of Morning Star Temple #1 Pythian Sisters, Lonaconing where she was Past Grand Chief of Maryland. Among her many activities she kept busy babysitting her grandchildren while their parents were at work. She was a wonderful grandmother.

She is survived by her two children, Dorothy Thompson and husband Biff of Lonaconing and Gary Holshey and wife Bonnie also of Lonaconing; four grandchildren, Luke Thompson and girlfriend Tami Torrey, Mitch Thompson and Tara and Jenna Holshey and numerous nieces and nephews.

Family and Friends will be received at the Eichhorn-McKenzie Funeral Home P.A. (www.eichhornmckenzie.com), Lonaconing on Monday, February 4, 2013 from 2-4 PM  and  7-9 PM.  Memorial services will be held by Goodwill Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary at 7:00 PM, Allegany and Garrett County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Ladies Auxiliary at 7:15 PM, Morning Star Temple #1 Pythian Sisters at 8:00 PM and George's Creek Ambulance Service at 8:15 PM. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Fred Iser officiating. Interment will be held at Frostburg Memorial Park, Frostburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church at 14 Church Street, Lonaconing, MD 21539, George's Creek Library in c/o George's Creek Promotional Council Library Committee at P.O. Box 93, Lonaconing, MD 21539 or the Goodwill Fire Company at 6 Douglas Avenue, Lonaconing, MD 21539. Memorial envelopes will be available at funeral home.

Pallbearers will be members of the Goodwill Fire Company.

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Bob and Shirley Holshey
   Posted Sat February 02, 2013
Gary, Dorothy and families,
Bob and I are so sad about the loss of Aunt Betty. If there was any way possible, we would be there to visit with you. We are sorry that Betty was not able to arrange the family reunion that she wanted so badly. It would have been so nice to see all of our relatives again. She will surely be missed by all the organizations she helped and all the good meals she prepared for everyone. Please accept our condolences and heartfelt sorry for her loss. God bless all of you.
Shirley and Bob

Mary Bohrer
   Posted Sun February 03, 2013
Thinking of the loved ones of Sister Betty. Sending my heartfelt sympathy to each of you. Always remember the good times. Yours in Pythian love and friendship.

KATHLEEN KELLEY MCMILLAN
   Posted Mon February 04, 2013
Dorothy,
Remember all the fun times in the morning before we went to school in the cruiser with your Dad???? Your Mom & Dad were always the greatest.I know how bad you will miss her.
God Bless All of You!!!!!!!!! Kathy

Mike and Kathy Holshey
   Posted Tue February 05, 2013
Dorothy and Gary,

We were sad to hear. I have many nice memories of her from visits in my younger years and always enjoyed seeing her. She was always very open and kind to me. Please accept our condolences and we wish you all the best.


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