June 30, 2014
Holly Jo Kirchhoff, 63, of 202 S. Vine St., Mount Carmel, died Monday at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.
Born in Shamokin, June 5, 1951, she was a daughter of the late Delmar and Eleanor Thompson Kirchhoff.
Holly lived for more than 30 years at 24 Charles St., Cressona, before moving to Mount Carmel.
She was a 1969 graduate of Mount Carmel High School and a 1973 graduate of Mansfield University. She did graduate work and received her master's degree from Bloomsburg University in 1982.
She was a high school home economics teacher, having taught in Shamokin Area High School and Pine Grove High School, from which she retired in 2007.
She was a member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Mount Carmel, the Schuylkill Haven Garden Club and she was a volunteer for the Volt Apprise.
Holly loved music and laughter. She was always there when a friend needed her. Her love and personality lit up the room. She will be missed by all whose lives she touched.
She is survived by her significant other, Ronald Valania, Coal Township; godson, Andrew Brodt, Nazareth; and her extended family of many friends from Mount Carmel, Shamokin, Danville, Pine Grove and Cressona areas.
In addition to her parents, Holly was preceded in death by a sister, Faith Kirchhoff, on July 12, 2011.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at C.J. Lucas Funeral Home Inc., 27 N. Vine St., Mount Carmel, with the Rev. Richard Hazzard, officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Mount Carmel Township. Visitation will be held with her friends from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Fourth and Maple streets, Mount Carmel, PA 17851 or the
, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701. To send condolences, please visit www.cjlucasfuneralhome.com.
Published in Republican & Herald on July 2, 2014
C. J. Lucas Funeral Home, Inc.
27 North Vine Street Mount Carmel, PA 17851