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Eula Marie Holmes October 12, 1925 - August 24, 2018


Eula Marie Holmes

Eula Marie Holmes, age 92 of Ozark, Missouri went to be with her Lord, Friday evening, August 24, 2018 after being a resident in The Baptist Home of Ozark. She was born October 12, 1925, at Spokane, Missouri the daughter of James and Winnie (Hopkins) Davis. On April 19, 1943 she was united in marriage to Travis Holmes who preceded Eula in death June 20, 2001.
Eula was a longtime Christian County resident and enjoyed her life as a homemaker. This beautiful Mom, Grandma and Great-Grandma helped develop her family members love for the outdoors. Together they climbed the hills and hollers of her farm where she would identify all the trees and share the best mushroom hunting spots on the ridge. Her talent at the piano taught her family the old hymns and she shared her love for her home church, Chestnutridge Baptist. Eula weighed about 100 pounds but could out eat anyone on a daily basis with her famous eight course breakfast. Hard work, caring for others and faithfully loving and serving her Lord was a way of life for Eula. She will be sadly missed by her loving family but her beautiful smile will remain a forever lasting memory.
Eula is survived by her daughter Rita Bilyeu and husband Argel; her son Windell Holmes; seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a brother Harold Davis; a sister Pauline Seaton and other caring relatives. In addition to her husband, Eula was preceded in death by her parents, grandson Marvin Bilyeu and great-grandson Tyler Phipps.
Visitation for Eula will be held 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. Monday, August 27, 2018 in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will follow in Schupbach Cemetery and Eula will be laid to rest beside her husband. The family suggests donations be made to the Schupbach Cemetery. On line condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com.


  1. REPLY

    Mrs Holmes was related to my Mother In Law Billie June Wood. Travis and Eula were wonderful people. Their daughter, Rita Bilyeu was the best hair dresser! Except , of course, for Billie Wood. To Rita, myself and the Snyder (Joan Snyder was my mother) along with the Wood, Fessenden families extend our deepest sympathies.