Dorothia L. "Dot" (Burroughs) Holmes

Born: Mon., Jun. 14, 1915
Died: Wed., May 22, 2013


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Tue., May 28, 2013
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Tue., May 28, 2013
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Mrs. Dorothia L. “Dot” Holmes, age 97, Afton, OK, formerly of Robinson, IL, died Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at the Fairland Family Care Center, Fairland, OK, following a long period of declining health.

Born June 14, 1915 in Davenport, Iowa, she was the daughter of Otho and Flora A. (Stout) Burroughs.  On November 13, 1941 she married Clayton Holmes, and he preceded her in death on September 11, 1996.  

“Dot” was employed by the Robinson Daily News for 40 years in classified ads and social news and by Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, IL as an admitting clerk for 5 years.  She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Palestine, IL and Women of the Moose.

Survivors include a step-son and spouse, John Floyd and Barbara Holmes, Robinson, IL; step daughters and spouses, Patsy Ann and Floyd Poe, Afton, OK and Joyce Lee and Buddy Seifert, Afton, OK; a sister-in-law, Betty Burroughs, Phoenix, AZ; six step grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren as well as four nieces and three nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Clayton Holmes; two brothers, Dr. Wise Burroughs and Paul Burroughs, and a sister, Bernice Oster.

Funeral service will be Tuesday May 28, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL with visitation from 1:00 PM until time of service at 2:00 PM at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Palestine Cemetery, Palestine, IL.

Memorial donations may be made to the Crawford Memorial Hospital, Ladies Auxiliary, Robinson, IL, with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Charitable donations may be made in Dorothia's memory to the following organization:

Crawford Memorial Hospital, Ladies Auxiliary
1000 North Allen Street, Robinson, Illinois

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Cathie Moore Bailey
   Posted Thu May 23, 2013
I remember Mrs. Holmes from the Daily News. She was always such a wonderfully kind person. Please accept my sincere sympathy at this time of loss.

Peggy Hodges, Brummett
   Posted Fri May 24, 2013
I remember "Dot" coming to Pearl Chapel. She was always cheerful and pleasant. My condolences to the family.

   Posted Mon May 27, 2013

AZALEA PLANT was sent by Burroughs family.

With Loving Memories, Betty Burroughs; Sue Burroughs NewMyer, husband David, daughter Zoe, and son Trevor; Judy Burroughs-McCord, husband Scott, and daughter Harley Marie; Phyllis Burroughs Heffron, and husband Michael.


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