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Neta Holmes

November 1, 1921 — January 2, 2018

Neta Mae (Spurgeon) Holmes, 96, formerly of Kahoka, MO, died, Jan 02, 2018 at Sunrise on Clayton in St Louis, MO.

She was born November 01, 1921, in rural Clark County Missouri to William Edward Spurgeon (08/07/1891 – 02/24/1981) and Cynthia Jane (Baker) Spurgeon (02/02/1889 – 08/30/1969). She married Eston Allen Holmes on May 13, 1942 in Durant Oklahoma.

Survivors include one Son, James S. Holmes and his wife Mary Anne (Kavanagh) Holmes of St Louis, MO; Granddaughter, Tami S. Waldron of St Louis, MO and her two sons Samuel W. Waldron (11) and Benjamin S. Waldron (6), and Granddaughter Michele A. Holmes and Jason Kempa of Festus, MO; Ida C. Holmes, Daughter-In-Law, of Kahoka, MO; Sister-In-Law, Blanche Holmes of Keokuk, IA; nephews, nieces and many cousins and relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents William Edward Spurgeon (02/24/1981) Cynthia Jane (Baker) Spurgeon (08/30/1969); her brother James Martin Spurgeon (04/05/1935); her husband Eston Allen Holmes (07/16/1998) and her Son, Allen Lee Holmes (12/27/2005).

At an early age Neta Mae confessed her faith in the Master and joined the Providence Baptist Church in NE Missouri.

Neta Mae worked with Eston, her husband, in farming, raising hogs and cattle.

She worked at Sheller Globe from 1965 to 1969. During that time she became acquainted for Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Jones, owner of Kahoka Flowers in Kahoka MO. She decided to try florist work and completed Gladys Turner Florist School in St. Louis in 1969. After graduation, she worked for Mr. and Mrs. Jones and in Jan. 1971 she became owner of Kahoka Flowers. In Feb. 1978 she added women’s clothing and changed the name to Kahoka Flowers and Fashions. Kahoka Flowers and Fashions became well known in the Tri State Area and Neta Mae operated it until her retirement in Oct. 1991. She returned to the farm and then moved to Jefferson City, MO in September 1995 to be near her son James and his family. Neta Mae subsequently sold the farm on Sept. 21, 1996.

Neta Mae loved gardening, growing flowers, sewing, reading, dancing and taking trips by car or by bus. She especially enjoyed spending time with family.

She was a life member of the D.A.V Auxiliary.

Visitation was held at 9:30am on Saturday, January 6, 2018 with services following at 10:30 a.m. at the Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka MO. Recorded music selections were: "Will There Be Any Stars In My Crown", "Help Me Make It Through The Night", "Wind Beneath My Wings" and "Yellow Rose Of Texas". Pallbearers were: Ethan Kelly, Monty McAfee, Keith Kleine, Wayne Kirchner, John Plenge and Skeet Shipley. Honorary pallbearers were: Kay Kelly, Danny Kirchner, Wayne Blum, Deane Meinhardt, Stuart Strickler, Hiram Hiller (deceased), Bud Shipley (deceased), Dick Morris (deceased) and Patrick Park, Chaplain of Barnes Jewish Hospice. Burial followed at the Kahoka Cemetery.

Memorials in lieu of flowers are suggested to the: Clark County C.A.R.E center, Clark County School District, Clark County Shelter Workshop, or Clark County Senior Center.

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Saturday, January 06, 2018
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Wilson Funeral Home
975 E Main
Kahoka, Missouri 63445

Funeral Service

Saturday, January 06, 2018
10:30 AM

Wilson Funeral Home
975 E Main
Kahoka, Missouri 63445

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