Doris Holmes, 91

Doris Verna Holmes, 91, of Wabash, went to be with her Lord on 7:30 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020 at her home.

She was born April 16, 1928 in South Whitley, to Harry and Mary (Meyer) Baublet.

Doris married Gerald Holmes in Wabash on April 16, 1946; he died July 8, 1998.

She was a cook for Gobles Public Schools and also co-owned, along with her husband, Holmes Antiques, both in Gobles, Mich. She was a member of the First Church of God in Wabash, where she also taught Sunday School. She was a former member of the Wabash County Hospital Auxiliary. Doris volunteered at Helping Hands, Meals on Wheels, and also worked the voting polls. She was active at the Winchester Senior Center. Doris enjoyed playing cards and sewing. 

She is survived by four children, Ruth Ann (Mike) Drake of Atwood, Ill., Gary (Cathy) Holmes of Greenfield, Rhonda (David) Beare of Kendallville, and Guy (Diane) Holmes of Wabash; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents, five brothers, two sisters, and a grandson.

Friends may call 4-6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash.  Funeral services will be 2: p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 at the First Church of God, 525 N. Miami St., Wabash, with Pastor Robb Rensberger officiating, with visitation one hour prior.  Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash. 

Preferred memorial is First Church of God.

The memorial guest book for Doris may be signed at

Posted on 2020 Jan 15