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Dorothy Holmes


Posted By: Pat Frette (email)
Date: 1/8/2009 at 18:33:05

Dorothy M. Holmes, age 91, of Boone and the Evangelical Free Church Home, died at the Home on January 3, 2009. Her body has been cremated and a Memorial Service will be Thursday, January 8, 2009, at 1:30 p.m. at the Marion Street United Methodist Church with Rev. James Barnett officiating. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery, west of Boone.
Dorothy was born August 26, 1917, in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, the daughter of Charles and Ila (Sparkman) Bravard. The family moved to Iowa in 1919 and settled near Jefferson. She received her schooling in Greene County. Dorothy came to Boone in 1935. On August 2, 1942, she married Donald 'Beefy' Holmes in St. Charles, Missouri. She worked in Ankeny at the Ordnance Plant under Civil Service. In order to be near her husband, who was stationed at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia, she transferred to the Naval Torpedo Station and worked in the dispersing and personnel office in Alexandria, Virginia. She returned to Boone in 1944. While her husband was overseas, she worked at the credit department of Montgomery Wards and also at the Delux Cleaners in Boone. Dorothy was a member of the Marion Street United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, American Legion Auxiliary, National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees, Inc., and AARP. She enjoyed crafts and sewing.
Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 1995, and two brothers, Everette Jr. and Joe Bravard. She is survived by her three children, Diana Jo Hattermann and husband Don of Paullina, Iowa, Thomas Holmes and wife, Joyce of Ogden; and Ila Mae Daniels and husband, Rick of Boone; six grandchildren: Roy Holmes of Boone, Carly Holmes of Boone, Josh (Ciji) Daniels of Huxley, Matt (Stacie) Hattermann of Dakota City, Nebraska, Mark Hattermann of Sioux City, and Melanie (Jeff) Zogg of Ankeny; and seven great grandchildren.
Friends may call at Schroeder Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall on Wednesday from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. where the family will be present from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Visitation continues Thursday at the funeral chapel from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. and then at the Church from 12 noon until the time of the 1:30 p.m. service.
Memorials may be given to the Marion Street United Methodist Church.
Online condolences and a guestbook are available at www.schroedermemorialchapel.com.
Source: Boone News Republican


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