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Clara Elizabeth Holmes

January 31, 2003


Services for Clara Elizabeth Holmes, 96, Linwood, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mount Sidney Cemetery in Linwood.

Mrs. Holmes died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2003, at her home.

She was born June 27, 1906, in Linwood, the daughter of Louis Herman and Rena (Scherer) Zimmerli.

Mrs. Holmes was a lifelong resident of Linwood and graduated from Linwood High School. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Linwood.

She married Harold Allen Holmes on Sept. 11, 1933, in Kansas City, Kan. He died May 19, 1990.

Survivors include a daughter, Kathleen Reno, Linwood; a brother, John Zimmerli, DeSoto; a sister, Ida Mae Thomsen, Granada Hills, Calif.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A son, Robert Allen Holmes, died in November 1962.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the funeral home, where family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

The family suggests memorials to the church or Kansas City Hospice, sent in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent at

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