Lila Nichols (Butch) Holabaugh, 96, of Meadville (Vernon Township), passed away peacefully Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at her residence.
She was born at home January 13, 1926 in Spartansburg, PA, a daughter of Ralph W. and Clella Bacon Nichols. She married Raymond A. Holabaugh August 24, 1946 and he preceded her in death July 6, 2015.
Lila was a 1943 graduate of Meadville High School. A homemaker, she also was co-owner of Holabaugh Sales and Service Barn Equipment and Holabaugh Dairy Farm for over 60 years. She was a member of Watson Run Church of God where she was a former secretary, treasurer, and choir member. She was also a member of the Vernon Grange and life-member of Vernon Central Hose Company Auxiliary.
Survivors include two daughters, Janice Quinn (Tom) of Meadville and Marguerite (Peggy) Packard (Raymond Jr.) of Meadville; a brother, Richard Nichols of Meadville; seven grandchildren, Wendy Blashak (Tim), Michael Quinn, Darla Brown (Charles Ingram), Maria Elkady (Joseph Cole), Marci Armel (Barry Hoover), Stephanie Breckenridge (Scott), and Matthew Packard; eight great-grandchildren; Katelyn Miller, Brittany Ingram, Amanda Ingram, Cyrus Brown, Olivia Packard, Jason Elkady, Isabella Elkady, and Justin Armel; six great-great-grandchildren; Mia Grace, Lila Mae, Colt, Wrenn, Jamarion, and Brinley; special people, Jack Hardenburg, Sandi Watkins, and Danny Haylett; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Joyce Marie Gillespie; four brothers, Pearl, Paul, Herman, and Clarence Nichols; and three sisters, Ida Pfeifer, Vera Lilliebridge, and Evelyn Hardenburg.
Calling hours will be Friday, September 30th from 4-7 p.m. at WAID-COLEMAN FUNERAL HOME, 12422 CONNEAUT LAKE RD., CONNEAUT LAKE.
The funeral service will be Saturday, October 1st at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home co-officiated by the Rev. Ken Hough, and the Rev. Sam Heagy.
Interment will be in Watson Run Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Watson Run Cemetery Assn., c/o Sue Anderson, 14568 Brown Hill Rd., Meadville, PA 16335.
Memories and condolences may be shared at www.waidcolemanfh.com
Watson Run Cemetery Association
c/o Sue Anderson, 14568 Brown Hill Rd., Meadville PA 16335