Barbara Eileen Holmes, 84, of Wilmington, Ohio died 4:16 AM, Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at her residence. Her husband, Robert E. Holmes, preceded her in death January 14, 2003. They were married November 17, 1950. Mrs. Holmes was born August 21, 1926 in Cincinnati, Ohio, daughter of the late Raymond and Alma Walker Towzey. She was a 1944 graduate of Withrow High School in Cincinnati. Over her life, Mrs. Holmes had been employed by Bryant Heating and Sharonville Depot.
Mrs. Holmes is survived by a son, Jon (Donna) Holmes of Moscow, Ohio; three daughters, Leslie Holmes of Wilmington, Ohio, Amy (Matt) Hudson of Oregonia, Ohio, and Mindy Holmes of Mason, Ohio; two sisters, Marian (Dr. James F.) Hildebrand of Sheboygan, Wisconsin and Charlotte Towzey of Bloomington, Indiana; and four grandchildren, Jessica Holmes, Allison Hudson, Bailey Hudson, and Alex Hudson. In addition to her husband and parents, a sister, Patricia Gruen, is preceded in death.
Funeral services will be 1:00 PM, Monday, April 25, 2011 at the Reynolds-Smith Funeral Home, 327 N. South Street, Wilmington, Ohio with Pastor James Tarkington officiating. Burial will be in Sugar Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM, Monday, April 25, 2011 at the Reynolds-Smith Funeral Home. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45206 or to Community Care Hospice, P.O. Box 123, Wilmington, Ohio 45177.