Mary Jo Holmes, 81, Jasper

Mary Jo HolmesMary Jo Holmes, 81, of Jasper, died Sunday (February 19) at St. Charles Assisted Living Center in Jasper. She was born in Maywood, Illinois, October 22, 1935, to Henry and Alexandria (Tennis) Schmitz. She married Wendell Holmes August 7, 1954, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Princeton. He died March of 1983.

Mary Jo is survived by one son, Michael Holmes and wife Joyce, Lafayette; two daughters, Connie H. Egloff and husband Jerry, Ferdinand, and Barbara Vining and husband Roel, Windsor, Colorado; two sisters, Sr. Barbara C Schmitz, OSB, Ferdinand, and Patricia Schleinzer, Lombard, Illinois; one brother-in-law, David Holmes and wife Marsha, Evansville; one sister-in-law, Susie Wilson, Evansville; and six grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one daughter, Kathy Holmes.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Condolences may be shared at Funeral services at 11 a.m. Friday in the Sisters of St. Benedict Monastery Church. Burial of cremains will be at a later date in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Mt. Carmel, Illinois.


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