Erma R. Hollingsworth, 90, formerly of Boiling Springs, passed away on
Thursday, June 18, 2015 at Forest Park Health Center, Carlisle. She was born on February 7, 1925 in Carlisle
and was the daughter of the late Ray and Pearl (Hair) Raudabaugh.
Erma graduated in 1944 from
Boiling Springs High School and also graduated from the former Carlisle Commercial College. She was employed
as a secretary at the former Carlisle Tire & Rubber Co. for five years and retired in 1991 from the Allenberry Resort
& Playhouse in Boiling Springs after 25 years of service, where she served as a secretary and in management.
She was active with the former Allison United Methodist Church, Carlisle and many community organizations including;
United Methodist Women, Senior Adult Group, Cumberland Valley Chapter of American Business Women’s Association and the
Mary Dickinson Club. Erma was a life member of the Allenberry Club and was a past secretary/treasurer of
the PA Hotel Motel Hosts. She was also a member and past president of the Boiling Springs Golden Agers
Club. Erma was a member of the Carlisle United Methodist Church.
is survived by two sons; Kenneth and David Hollingsworth, one brother, Leo Raudabaugh of Carlisle and several nieces and nephews.
Erma was predeceased by brothers; Vance and Wayne Raudabaugh.
will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 27, 2015 followed by funeral services at 11:00 a.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral
Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with Rev. Mira Hewlett officiating. Interment will be in the Springville
Cemetery in Boiling Springs. Memorial donations may be made to the Carlisle United Methodist Church, 45
S. West St, Carlisle, PA 17013.
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Erma was always a supporter of the music program at Allison Church. Each year she would write a check, with
no strings attached, giving money to the program, above and beyond the church budget. A wonderful lady.
Former organist/choir director
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