Marsha Holmes

Born: Wed., Nov. 15, 1944
Died: Thu., Sep. 24, 2015


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Sep. 29, 2015
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Celebration of Life

10:30 AM Wed., Sep. 30, 2015
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Marsha Holmes, age 70, of Oblong, IL passed away Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 6:26 p.m. at Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, IL.

Marsha was born in Terre Haute, IN on November 15, 1944, the daughter of Roy Ellsworth Fasig and Garnet Evelyn (Secrest) Fasig. On April 13, 1963 she married Arthur L. “Art” Holmes and he preceded her in death on September 22, 2000.

Marsha was a graduate of Robinson High School class of 1962; attended Seed Chapel Methodist Church; a ward clerk at Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, IL; she sold crop insurance for many years, was a farmers’ wife and a home maker. Marsha was a township trustee for Martin Township for many years; graduated from Beauty College in Terre Haute, IN; she was a Blue Bird leader, a Camp Fire leader and a 4-H leader. Marsha enjoyed collecting Beanie Babies, Hallmark Christmas ornaments, Cherished Teddies, reading, and working cross word puzzles.

Marsha is survived by her two daughters and son-in-law Sarah and John Birkofer, Robinson, IL; Cindy Williamson and fiancé Gary Collins, Jr., Robinson, IL; a step son Jeff Monroney, Robinson, IL; five grandchildren Bobby Kintner and fiancée Staci Butler, Jenna and Maralee Birkofer, Cory and Colton Williamson, all of Robinson, IL; a brother and sister-in-law Norman and Joann Fasig, California; a nephew and his wife Jeff and Shirlee Paitson, Terre Haute, IN.

Preceding Marsha in death were her parents; husband Art Holmes; a sister Judy Paitson and nephew Gregg Fasig.

Celebration of Marsha’s Life service will be held at 10:30 AM Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at the Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, IL with Bro. Bill Ikemire and Bro. Don Williamson officiating. Burial will follow in the Oblong Cemetery, Oblong, IL. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at the Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, IL.  

In lieu of flowers, the family request an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Crawford County Humane Society with envelopes at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home, PO Box 121, Oblong, IL 62449.

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vicki ballard
   Posted Fri September 25, 2015
cindy and sarah, so sorry to hear about you mother. thoughts and prayers for you all.

John & Tanna Tardif and Family
   Posted Fri September 25, 2015
Cindy and Family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with each of you to provide comfort at this time. The little bit of time we spent with your Mom was always a joy.. She will be missed dearly.
God Bless
With love and friendship
Tanna, John and Lynnzie

Sally Hoke
   Posted Mon September 28, 2015
Cindy, Sarah and families so sorry for your loss, I knew your Mother years ago when I was taking ceramics with your Grandmother. At that time I got to meet Marsha and of course worked with her at CMH. I thought a lot of her, she was easy to talk to and always had a smile (not as crazy as her Mother though:). Take care and hold on to your family memories.

   Posted Tue September 29, 2015
Cindy, So sorry to hear about your Mom! Really are no words for the loss of a loved one, but Sarah and you should take comfort knowing she is with your Dad now. Thoughts and prayers are with you!

Phil & Donna Vee
   Posted Tue September 29, 2015
Love & Hugs to all of you. Your mom holds a special place in my heart. She loved Wyoming. We loved to have her, your dad, & your family to come visit us. She was a special arrowhead hunting "buddy" and we had
lots of fun together. We had many fond, fond memories that we will treasure forever.
Your cousins, Donna V. & Phil

Steve and Ellen Merrick
   Posted Wed September 30, 2015
Jeff we are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for peace comfort and strength for you and your family.


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