Doris Jean Holmes


Doris Jean (Franklin) Holmes, 89 years of age, was born July 2, 1929 on her grandparents' farm in Spencer, Owen County, Indiana to the late Coy Lovell Franklin and Della Virginia (Mast) Franklin. She was the widow of Robert Lee Holmes (deceased 2000).
Doris married Bob Holmes in 1950, and they moved to New Albany, Indiana where they raised two children and lived for more than 50 years. Doris was active in local politics and in many civic and philanthropic organizations. She was a past executive committee member of the Southeastern Indiana Goodwill Rehabilitation Center (now Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana), past President of the Floyd County United Charities Board, past President of the Coterie Literary Club, a past member of Tri Kappa Associates, a past "Friend" of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, a past supporter of the Falls of the Ohio National Wildlife Conservation Area, and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. For many years, Doris was employed by both the New Albany City and Floyd County departments of recycling and solid waste offices where she served as the Office Manager for the city and in her "retirement" as an assistant to the head of the county department.
She is survived by her two daughters, Laurie Holmes Streib (George) of New Albany and Kim A. Holmes (Joel Bonder) of Washington, DC; four grandchildren, Abigail Bonder Bluestone (Zack) and Joseph A. Bonder (Mae) of Washington, DC and Jacob Streib and Hallie Streib both of New Albany. In addition, she is survived by three great grandchildren, Leena and Violet Bluestone and Andrew Bonder of Washington, DC and her nephew, Ronald Franklin of Evansville.
A Memorial Reception will be held on Saturday, June 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany. A Life Celebration follows at 3 p.m. at the Kraft Chapel also at 2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Goodwill at at the Financial Contributions tab on the website.
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Published on June 11, 2019
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3 posts

Janet (Broady) Begg
Jun 12, 2019
I’m so sorry for your loss. I know your mom was a role model for many and a great mom to you
I hope you find comfort in the love you shared and the memories of her.
Janet McCadden
Jun 12, 2019
Doris will truly be missed. She was a beautiful soul. She always had a smile on her face which made you happy no matter what you were going through. Love and miss her.
I am sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
marilyn f stiller
Jun 12, 2019
A very gracious lady; she never forgot a name and was quick to ask how you were even when she wasn't doing so well herself.