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Julia M. Holmes

GENEVA ó Julia M. Warren Holmes, 102, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2003 at her home. She was born June 1, 1900 in Ashtabula.She was a lifelong Geneva resident and worked at the Geneva 5 & 10, Champion Hardware, Industrial Rayon, Geneva Savings and Trust and Kauvarís.Mrs. Holmes gradated from Geneva High School in 1918.

She was the oldest member of Geneva First United Methodist Church, which she attended for 89 years. She was in the choir, keystone class and Miriam-Esther circle there.

Survivors include two daughters, Nola Morey of Geneva and Margaret Harcourt of Grangeville, Idaho; a stepdaughter, Joyce Howard of Geneva; and ten grandchildren, Sherry Gleason, Terry Bevans, Edwin, Jeff and Julie Harcourt, Janice Vincent, James Morey, Susan Bliss, Cathy Lipmert and Jerry Howard.She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Clarence C. Warren in 1940; her second husband, Donald Holmes in 1980; five brothers, Thorpe, Charles, George, Louis and Elmer Miller; two sisters, Florence Reynolds and Marjorie Benbow.


Service is 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Behm Family Funeral Home, 175 S. Broadway, Geneva, with the Rev. Hugh Hookway of Geneva First United Methodist Church officiating.Calling hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.


Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 5786 Heisley Road, Mentor, 44060 or Geneva First United Methodist Church, 89 S. Broadway, Geneva, 44041.