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Patricia “Pat” A. (Lincoln) Holmes

Visitation:  Friday, December 20, 2019, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Peterson Mortuary, 212 S. Locust Street, Glenwood, Iowa.

Services:  Saturday, December 21, 2019, 10:30 AM, Peterson Mortuary, 212 S. Locust Street, Glenwood, Iowa.

Patricia Anne (Lincoln) Holmes was born December 12, 1934 to Lawrence LeRoy and Olga Ilene (Hamilton) Lincoln in rural Mills County, Iowa. She passed away after celebrating her 85th birthday December 15, 2019 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Following high school, Pat graduated from Peru State College which is where she met James Wendell “Red” Holmes. The couple were united in marriage August 22, 1954 in Glenwood, Iowa. To this union two children were born, Debra and James.

In 1954 Pat was teaching first and second grade in Pacific Junction. When the school closed, she came to Glenwood where she taught second grade until her retirement in 1993. Pat looked forward to going out to eat every Saturday night. She loved the outdoors mowing her yard and gardening. Pat enjoyed embroidering, reading, painting and decorating for the holidays. Her family was her pride and joy. You could hear her in the stands cheering for them at their sporting events. She always wanted everything to be right. Her devotion to her church, family and teaching career were evident to all who knew and loved her.

Preceding Pat in passing were her parents and husband Red. Survivors include her children Debra Ann (Holmes) Feller of Vista, California; James “Jim” (Michelle) Holmes of Pacific Junction, Iowa; grandchildren Lauren (Pete) and kids Payton and Cole; Heath (Laurie) and daughter Harper; Keri (Dan) and kids Bodie, Brennen and Brady; Hilleary (Mike) and kids Vance and Emery; extended relatives and many friends.

Memorials may be made to the Red & Pat Holmes Scholarship Fund.

Interment, Glenwood Cemetery, Glenwood, Iowa.

20 Condolences

  • Pete and Susie Swihart Posted December 16, 2019 11:36 pm

    To the Holmes family: Pete and I are saddened at the news of Pat’s passing. She was one very special lady.
    You could always count on her for an honest opinion and a great big smile. Her rolls were wonderful also. Know that she is with her Savior and she will be greatly missed by many.

    • Pete and Susie Posted January 1, 2020 9:58 pm

      Thank you for your kind words. Jim and my families appreciate your support. Debbie Holmes Feller

  • Paula Ginavan Picerno Posted December 17, 2019 7:25 am

    Ken and I are thinking of you all. YourMom was one of the strongest women I have ever known. She will be so missed.

    • Ken, Paula and kids Posted January 1, 2020 10:19 pm

      Thanks for being there for support
      Deb and Jim

  • Eldon Prax Posted December 17, 2019 4:17 pm

    Prayers of comfort to the family. Mrs. Holmes is a fond part of my childhood memories from the old PJ school.

    • Eldon Posted January 1, 2020 10:01 pm

      She loved teaching. Thank You Jim and Deb

  • Barbara and Darwin Evans Posted December 17, 2019 6:24 pm

    To Pat’s family, We are so sorry. Pat was a special Lady and we will sure miss seeing and visiting with her.

    • Barbara and Darwin Posted January 1, 2020 10:02 pm

      Thank you for remembering mom.
      Deb and Jim

  • Linda Duncan Posted December 17, 2019 9:11 pm

    Deb and Jim,
    I have such fond memories of your Mom. She and my Mom were such good childhood friends and would share such great stories of Pacific Junction and playing on the basketball team together. Prayers for your families.

    • Linda Posted January 1, 2020 10:03 pm

      Thank You for your thoughts
      Jim and Deb

  • Pat Mercer Posted December 18, 2019 8:22 am

    Was shocked to read of Pat’s passing. An old PJ friend. Her mom was my 3rd and 4th grade teacher which was many years ago and she followed in her mom’s footsteps and became a good teacher as well. Sincere sympathy to Debbie and Jim and their families at this sad time.

    • Pat Posted January 1, 2020 10:04 pm

      Thank You for your kind words
      Deb and Jim

  • Sandi (Almquist) Peterson Posted December 18, 2019 8:56 am

    I extend my sympathy to Pat’s family. We were neighbors many years ago In PJ. Her mother was my 3rd and 4rh grade teacher.God Bless.

    • Sandi Posted January 1, 2020 10:04 pm

      Than You mom never forgot anyone.
      Deb and Jim

  • Gayle and Bruce Simpson Posted December 18, 2019 2:58 pm

    We remember Pat for her smile, she loved to be outdoors and was a hard worker. Bruce remember her when they would stop and stay for Rag Bri across Iowa. Fun memories. She was loved and will be missed . ❤️ Our sympathy to the family. 🙏

    • Bruce and Gayle Posted January 1, 2020 10:05 pm

      Thanks for being there with us. Mom always asked about you.
      Jim and Deb

  • Neal Osler Posted December 18, 2019 4:13 pm

    I’m going to miss talking to Mrs. Holmes during Homecoming parades. I could always count on hearing her familiar laugh and know that she was always interested in how others were doing. Godspeed, Mrs. Holmes; the class of ’73 will miss you.

    • Neal Posted January 1, 2020 10:07 pm

      Thanks for remembering mom. She always was glad to talk with you.
      Deb and Jim

  • Hamilton: Frank R. and Donna Kaye Posted December 20, 2019 9:15 pm

    Having learned of my Cousin Patricia’s unexpected Passing, Donna Kaye and I send our Heartfelt Condolences to the entire family. Pat and I always corresponded with each other throughout the years She was a wonderful Lady who loved her Family and Friends. She spoke of them often ! I always looked forward for her next letter or Phone call.
    I just received her yearly Christmas card to which she had put in the mail just the day before she passed away..it was enroute at her passing. saddens me to the Bone!
    Aside from being A Hamilton Cousin, she was A dear friend in Loyalty and Inspiration.
    Rest in Peace my Friend! Things just won”t be the same!
    Franklin R. & Donna Kaye Hamilton. Marion, Kentucky

    • Franklin and Donna Kaye Posted January 1, 2020 10:12 pm

      Mom always talked about calling you and telling me what you were up to. She thought so much of your Johnny Cash tributes and touring with the band . I wanted her to see you but we just never got that done. She often spoke of Kentucky and family.

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