Mary Ann Holmes

Jan 4, 2021
Holmes, Mary crop


1:00 pm on Monday, January 11, 2021 at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel


One hour prior to services at Kearns


burial in Waterloo Cemetery


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Mary Ann Holmes, 57, of Waterloo, died peacefully in her sleep in her favorite bed on Monday, January 4, 2021. 

Mary was born on March 31, 1963 in Greenville, Mississippi to Sadie Mae Harris and William Holmes, Sr.

She graduated from Central High School in 1981.  

She served in the United States Army until her honorable discharge.

Mary was currently working as a clerk for the United States Postal Service, where she had been for over 30 years. 

She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. Mary loved to go shopping. She was incredibly creative, often sewing, crocheting, or making crafts. She enjoyed reading and was known to be a foodie, always ready to sample new foods. Mary wore her heart on her sleeve, caring and looking out for everyone. She was a great friend.

Survived by her mother, Sadie Mae Harris of Austin, TX; son, Marcus Holmes of Waterloo; siblings, William Holmes Jr., Samuel V. Holmes both of Waterloo, Annette D. (Mervin) Jones of Austin, TX, Patricia A. Morman of Columbus, GA, Joshua (Kathryn) Mosby Jr. of Rochester, MN, and Sadie M. (Phillip) Whiteside of San Antonio, TX; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by her father, William Holmes, Sr. 

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  1. Tami Prien7JPIF | Jan 10, 2021

    Mary i will forever remember you as someone who loved everyone, especially your son Marcus.  We both enjoyed watching Marcus and my girls, Rachel & Emili go to the beginning of Kittrill School to Rachel and Marcus graduating together from West.  They still hold a friendship till this day.  May you rest in peace knowing that your many wonderful friends and family will continue to love Marcus, and be there for him throughout his life.

    My condolences,

    Tami (Flores) Prien

  2. Max Wellhouse | Jan 09, 2021

    The USPS lost one of its finest last Monday.

    For the foreseeable future. I have some huge shoes to fill in the Registered Mail Room. Mary had the patience of Job when she was training me to be the backup register room clerk, as I'd never done anything remotely clerical in my life and I was struggling with all phases of the job. She stuck with me  when management was ready to give up and eventually I started catching on. Perfection is demanded in that job function and one mistake can put you in jail. She's left a legacy in there that will be a model of excellence for all that succeed her.

    As I'm dealing with the sorrow and thinking of her family, she will always be sitting on my left shoulder watching over me and making sure I don't screw up while I'm in the Registered Mail Room. When I'm not at work, she'll move down into the place God provided for her in my heart.  In nearly 50 years of being in the adult workforce, I've had more than my share of fantastic co-workers, but Mary was a cut above the others as she in many ways became the surrogate sister I never had.  She was one in a billion.....with a B!

    Mary, we're all gonna miss you.....but you will be in our hearts forever. God, I pray that you will make her eternal life up there in Heaven extra special and if it is your will, perhaps all that knew and loved her will reunite with her someday.

    Godspeed to all that knew her and loved her. May they be comforted in these darkest of hours.

  3. Jasmine McCabe-Gossett | Jan 09, 2021

    Being around my Aunt was like receiving a warm hug- she made you feel seen and loved and you felt relief knowing she was there. Growing up in a military family and always moving, I cherished our visits to Iowa to see her and my other family members. Distinctly I remember her hollering, “Give me those cheeks!” As a child I remember trying to squirm away as she would envelope me into her large, loving arms to kiss my cheeks endlessly... “Don’t you forget...those are MY cheeks.” she would laugh. How I wish I could give her my “cheeks” now and remain wrapped in her arms. I loved her dearly and will never forget her infectious laugh and warm demeanor. I’m deeply saddened that my son never had the opportunity to meet her but her sweet legacy will live on.

  4. Suzanne Cobine | Jan 07, 2021
    Mary was my bestest friend for over 30 yesrs. She was a very special person. I cherish our times of laughter and happiness, sadness and tears. Thanks for so many memories, Mary. I will never forget you. I are in my heart forever. We did all kinds of things together, we made work fun in our own way.The Mary and Sue pair. Soar with the angels, you are an angel now. Love and Peace now Mary.  God will take care, bless you Mary. I miss you....
  5. Linda Mundfrom Owen | Jan 07, 2021
    so sorry for lose class of 83
  6. Nancy Huffman | Jan 06, 2021

    My friend Mary. I worked with Mary many years at the Post Office. Even though I retired many years ago, I remember the many good times we had. I remember her laughter and all the fun we had kidding around at work. You will be missed my friend. My Sympathy to her mom and all her family.


  7. JoAnn Volker | Jan 06, 2021
    Oh my sweet Mary. I will forever miss you. You made me laugh and took away my tears when I cried. You were the best. I will never forget you, but will remember you with love and smile remembering the laughs that we had. Love you forever until we meet again my dear sweet friend.
  8. Janette Rompot | Jan 06, 2021

    oh mary mary mary how i will miss our conversations about the babies!!! Such a good woman. You will be truelly miss by all. May you reat in peace. 

    Prayers to all of her family and friends.

    My condolences 


  9. Heather and Manny | Jan 05, 2021

    We will miss that smile at church!

    Our condolences,

    Heather amd Manny

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