Helen Holmes was born the daughter of Corwin “C.O.” Cates and Lois Cates on Decembeer 16, 1934 in Alton, Missouri and departed this life on November 23, 2020 at the age of 85.
She was married on May 24, 1952 to Billy Holmes. They were blessed with one son. Billy “Van” Holmes.
She is survived by two grandsons and their wives, Brian and Jeremy Holmes of Mountain View, Arkansas and Eric and Amanda Holmes of Rogersville, Missouri; one daughter-in-law, Judy Boler Holmes of Thayer, Missouri; five great grandchildren, Savanna Holmes of Mountain View, Arkansas; Gavin, Grady, Graycen and Gannon Holmes of Rogersville, Missouri; two step-grandchildren, Michelle Simms and husband Ronnie, and Allen Jones of Thayer, Missouri; and four step-great grandchildren, Dagen Jones, Halo Jones, Austin Simms and Kacey Crase and husband Adam, and their children, Brooks and Brayson
Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Billy; their son, Van; her parents, Corwin and Lois Cates; two brothers, Herman Cates and Hosea Cates; one sister-in-law, Joyce Cates; and one infant sister.
She accepted the Lord as her savior at the age of 15 at the Lula Antioch Church and God blessed her with good health and a long life which she lived to the fullest every day.
Helen worked at Alton Bank for over 48 years. She made many friends over those years.
Her greatest pleasures were her grandchildren which she loved more than life itself. All her great grandchildren were very special, and she enjoyed every minute she got to spend with them.
Helen was a loving grandmother and will truly be missed by her family and many friends.
Graveside services for Helen C. Holmes will be held on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Thayer Cemetery in Thayer, Missouri.
Burial will be on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 in Thayer Cemetery in Thayer, Missouri with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer, Missouri.