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Lela Marie Holmes

1920 - 2021

Van Wert


Lela Marie Holmes, 101, of Van Wert died at 5:20 p.m., Sunday at Vancrest Health Care Center, Van Wert.

She was born on February 19, 1920, in New Bremen, Ohio the daughter of the late Oscar and Grace (Pope) Tangemen. On November 3, 1938, she married Richard Donald Holmes who preceded her in death on June 4, 2006. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Chester and Richard Tangeman.

Family survivors include her three sons: Thomas Holmes of Toledo, Phillip Holmes of Van Wert, and Richard M. Holmes of Columbus.

Lela graduated from St. Francis College and earned her masters degree from Indiana University. She was a librarian at Wright State University and Lincolnview Schools. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Van Wert.

There will be no visitation or services. Her ashes will be interred at Van Wert Woodland Cemetery.

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