Kowanda Lee Holmes was born the daughter of Delbert Wiseman and Vista Lewis Wiseman on February 26, 1935 in Wheeling, Arkansas and departed this life April 17, 2012 at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield, Missouri at the age of 77 years.
She was united in marriage to Dean Bateman on August 11, 1953, who preceded her in death January 26, 1988. She was united in marriage to William “Bill” Holmes in Charleston, South Carolina on
June 26, 1996.
Kowanda is survived by her husband, Bill of the home, Highland, Arkansas; three children, Robert Dean Bateman, Sheila Gail Templeton, and Brian Lee Bateman all of Cherokee Village, Arkansas; one granddaughter Deana Noesner and husband Jason of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; one great-granddaughter, Ashlynn Noesner and one sister-in-law, Betty Wiseman.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Delbert and Vista Wiseman; husband, Dean Bateman; three brothers, Kelsey, Kenneth, and Edsel Wiseman.
She was Baptized at the Church of Christ in Mammoth Spring and was a person of strong faith. She was High School Graduate and a Legal Secretary. She was fun-loving, outgoing, and had a beautiful smile. She loved family and friends unconditionally and will be missed by those who knew and loved her.