Edna M. Bond Holmes


Funeral services for Edna M. Bond Holmes, 93, Eudora will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 15, 2015 at Eudora United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Eudora Cemetery. She passed away Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at Medicalodges Eudora.

Edna was born December 14, 1921 near Lone Star, KS, the daughter of Alvin E. and Lillie Mae (Smith) Bond, Sr.

She graduated from Eudora High School and attended classes at the University of Kansas and Baker University.

She taught at Clearfield District No. 58. She worked at the University of Kansas Bookstore during rush, and was the secretary at the Eudora Junior High School and Eudora Junior/Senior High School. She was a Charter member of the Belleview Home Demonstration unit, later known as Belleview FCE. She was a member of the Eudora United Methodist Church and Eudora United Methodist Women Society. She became a greeter at Eudora Junior High School and Eudora High School after her retirement.

She married Fields Holmes on July 9, 1945 in Wellsville, KS. They shared 50 years together. He preceded her in death.

She is survived by her children, Lois Mersmann and husband, Fred, Lawrence, Bert Holmes and wife, Ann, Asheville, NC, Joe Holmes and wife, Carol, Halstead, KS, Eva Deonier and husband, Burney, Eudora, Arlan Holmes, Jefferson City, MO; 19 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and many nephews and nieces. She was also preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Gladys Blaylock, Alvena Tuggle, Alvin Bond, Jr., Leola Murray, and Carol Belles.

The family will greet friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Saturday, November 14th at Warren-McElwain Mortuary – Eudora Chapel in Eudora.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Eudora United Methodist Church and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

9 Condolences

  1. Lanie Brown on November 5, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    Arlan and family, I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing.
    What a sweet, sweet lady she was. Please know that I pray for all of yours comfort and peace in the coming weeks.

  2. Phyllis Richardson- Saler - Stadley on November 6, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    Wow! I did not know she grew up here her whole life and graduated from Eudora also. I guess because my family moved here in 1957 I never realized how many people here are Eudora natives. I remember so much how she helped in the basement of the Methodist church during dinners and was such a servant for others. Never had a harsh word for anyone. All those children, grandchildren and babies are a wonderful legacy. I am sorry for your loss. She will be missed by many.

  3. Wendy (Adkinson) Churchill on November 7, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about Ms. Holmes passing. What a lovely person she was. I remember her from when I was in high school. She was always kind to me, and always had time to give me a smile. It is good to think of her.

  4. kristine wood on November 7, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss of a good person. Known her in high school. She was a good role model for everyone that knew her.

  5. Steve Bisher on November 9, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    Praying God’s comfort to the entire family during this time of loss. I remember my few moments with Aunt Edna during summer visits with my grandmother Annabelle Freese. She was sweet as the day is long and I will cherish those brief moments for years to come.

  6. Kim Hamlin on November 10, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    I am sorry for your family’s loss. I hope you all find peace in the days to come.

  7. Linda and Lou Skoff on November 11, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    We offer our deepest sympathy to your family. She will always be remembered as a kind, intelligent woman who reflected her Christian values in her words and actions. God bless you as you mourn this wonderful mother and grandmother.

  8. Gloria Blevins Jacob on November 12, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    Edna was a wonderful lady! She was gentle, caring and so very well respected and loved in the community. My family, and especially my Mother, valued her friendship for many years. She will be missed by many. Prayers for Peace.
    (Love the pictures.)

  9. Mason Holmes on November 16, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    Aunt Edna has been a most loving, kind, and gracious host whenever my sons and/or I visited the Kansas branch of the extended Holmes family. She’s an inspiration to all of us, with her volunteer activities spanning the range from the Eudora schools, to church activities, and women’s groups. The Chicago and UK Holmes family members all miss her. She’s lived a full life, and will be remembered long after her passing.

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