Edith "Mandy" J. Holmes

October 24, 1931July 13, 2018

Edith J. "Mandy" Holmes, 86, of Bartonville, passed away Friday, July 13, 2018 at her home.

She was born on October 24, 1931 in Peoria to Henry and Mary Ethel (Issac) Light. She married Donald L. Holmes on February 24, 1951 in Bartonville. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, and four sisters.

Surviving are her husband, Donald of Bartonville, two children, Donald L. (Suzanne) Holmes Jr of Bartonville and Joy Lynn (J.D. Larkin) Holmes of Kenney, IL; and one granddaughter, Leanna (John) Crichton of West Peoria.

Mandy worked as bookkeeper for Central National Bank and then for Southside Bank, before operating her own daycare for over 26 years. She was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Bartonville, where she was a past trustee and taught Sunday School. She was also active in the cub scouts and she enjoyed fishing and camping.

Cremation will be accorded and a memorial service will be on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 6:00pm with visitation one hour prior to the service at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Bartonville. Pastor Stephen Barch will officiate. Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to her church or Neighborhood House. Words of comfort can be shared with the family at


  • Henry John Light, Father
  • Mary Ethel (Issac) Light, Mother
  • Donald L. Holmes Sr., Husband
  • Donald L. and Suzanne Holmes Jr., Son
  • Joy Lynn Holmes and J.D. Larkin, Daughter
  • Leanna and John Crichton, Granddaughter
  • Mandy was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and four sisters.

  • Trinity Presbyterian Church or the Neighborhood House


  • Visitation Wednesday, July 18, 2018
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Edith "Mandy" J. Holmes

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Kara Guerry

July 16, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful woman, who helped to give so many of us a good foundation for this big wide world. I remember the soothing music she played at nap and that she introduced me to mint chocolate chip ice cream. I also remember getting in trouble from her for saying my first cuss word when rhyming my brothers name beginning with each letter of the alphabet. Wasn’t good when I got to the letter “P” and had to sit in Don’s big chair upstairs.