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Verna Holmes

March 25, 1921 — November 22, 2016

Jerseyville – Verna Holmes, 95, formerly of Carbondale, went to be with her Lord and Savior at 10:25 a.m. on November 22, 2016 at Jersey Community Hospital.

Verna was born March 25, 1921 in Parker, to James D. and Huldah E. (Hancock) Newbold.

She wed John David “J.D.” Holmes, on September 9, 1940 in Jackson, MO. He preceded her in death in August 1987

Survivors include, two sons, J.W. (Peri) Holmes of Springfield, VA., Rev. Gerald (Beverly) Holmes of Carbondale; daughter, Vollie (Larry) Blumenstock of Jerseyville; nine grandchildren, David (Misty) Blumenstock of Elmer, LA, Dawn Blumenstock of Brighton, Denice Holmes of Carbondale, Melissa (Shannon) Rice of Mulkeytown, Jared (Kiesha) Holmes of Carbondale, John (Laura) Holmes of Shelbyville, TN, Brett Holmes of Winchester, VA, Jake (Maggie) Holmes of Burke, VA, and Kirstin Holmes of Springfield, VA; nineteen great grandchildren, and seven great great-grandchildren with one great great-granddaughter to be born in December.

Verna was preceded in death by her parents, husband JD Holmes; brother, Kenneth Newbold; sister, Bernice Boyd of Carbondale; and one great grandson.

She worked as a Cook for the Carbondale School District 95. She attended Union Hill Christian Church in Carbondale and was a member of the Eastern Star in Creal Springs.

Services will be on Saturday, November 26. 2016 at 12:00 p.m. at Meredith Funeral Home, Carbondale with Brother Jim Jackson officiating. Burial will be at Wise-Robinson Cemetery, South of New Burnside in Johnson County. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home on Saturday, November 26, 2016.

Memorial donations are the preferred form of remembrance and may be made to Union Hill Church and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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