Ellen A. (Holmes) Gilliland, age 86, of Endeavor, Pa., died on Monday, January 21, 2013 at the Titusville Area Hospital, Titusville, Pa.

She was born May 15, 1926 in Sheffield, Pa., daughter of the late Herman F. and Helen M. (Beane) Holmes. Ellen had previously been employed at the Rouse Home, Youngsville, Pa., in the Dietary Department as a cook, and also cooked for the Endeavor Senior Center when it first was established.

Surviving are 3 sons, Clifford Gilliland of Tidioute, Brian Gilliland of Endeavor, and Norman Gilliland and his wife Kelly of Spring Creek, Pa. A daughter survives, Rebecca Mallory and her husband Barry of Pleasantville, Pa. Many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great greatgrandchildren. 2 sisters Yvonne Littlefield and her husband Kenneth of Sheffield, and Stella Doutt and her husband DeWayne of Polk. Several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by 3 sons, Donald Holmes, Mark and Calvin Gilliland, and a daughter Barbara Ongley. A brother, Herman Holmes is deceased along with 3 sisters, Sally A. Hannah, Nancy Miller, and Wilma Holmes.

Friends will be received at the Norman J. Wimer Funeral Home on Thursday, January 24, 2013 from 68 p.m. All other services will be private. Burial will be at Kiffer Hill Cemetery, Hickory Twp., Forest County, Pa. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Crawford County, Inc. 310 N. Monroe St. Titusville, Pa. 16354. Condolences may be sent by email to condolences@wim erfuneralhome.com.