In loving memory of Phyllis J. Holmes, 87, wife, mom, grandma, great grandma, sister and aunt who passed at Life Care Center of Sandpoint on Saturday, November 28, 2020, to be with many family and friends who moved on before her.
Phyllis was born the oldest of five children on December 25, 1932, to the parents of Harold Everett Rankin and Beatrice Iola (Schultz) Rankin of Reasnor, Iowa.
Phyllis graduated from Monroe High School in 1952. On December 13, 1952, Phyllis was united in marriage with Robert D. Holmes in Newton, Iowa. She devoted her life to her husband, children and family and had a passion for rescuing and caring for dogs.
She spent much of her time working at various jobs throughout life, from telephone operator to numerous manufacturing and assembly positions.
She was preceded in death by both her parents, as well as her husband.
Those left to honor the memory of Phyllis include her sons and daughters-in-law: Robert and Lisa Holmes, Bonners Ferry, and Rick and Holmes, Waynesboro, Georgia, grandchildren Michelle Holmes, Eric and Sara Holmes, Craig Holmes, Zach Thompson, Amanda Holmes and Cody Holmes, 13 great grandchildren, brothers Richard Rankin and his wife, Karen, Newton, Iowa, Ronald Rankin and his wife Betty, Reasnor, Iowa, sisters Sandra Tomerlin and her husband Bill, Mansfield, Texas, and Janet Funk, Newton, Iowa, and many of her friends.
She will be forever missed by anyone who was blessed to know her.