Mary Jeffrey

Posted February 27, 2013 at 12:36 pm


Sept. 6, 1924 – Feb. 24, 2013

Mary Jeffrey, age 88, died Sunday,  Feb. 24, 2013 at the Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, following an extended illness.

Funeral services and interment in Oakwood Cemetery will be at a later date. 

  Mary Callene Holmes was born Sept. 6, 1924 in Monticello, Iowa.  She was the daughter of William H. and Ermal A. Farnham, Holmes.  She received her education in the Monticello Community Schools.   

Mary lived in Cedar Rapids for many years where she was a cook for the Salvation Army.   She later moved to Florida to be near her brother, Jim.

  Mary is survived by two brothers, Jim and Don Holmes, Monticello; two sisters, Linda Varner, Monticello, and Judy Simmons, Amber. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Jean Henig and Shirley Ahrendsen; and four brothers, William Holmes Jr., Berkley Holmes, Tim Holmes, Thomas Holmes.   

Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello is in charge of the arrangements.