Stanley Holmes

Stanley Phillip Holmes

Friday, May 31st, 1946 - Thursday, August 8th, 2019
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Stanley Phillip Holmes, 73, of Abilene, Kansas passed away peacefully Thursday, August 8, 2019 at home with his loving family beside him.

He was born May 31, 1946 in Abilene the son of Lawrence E. and Evelyn A. (McNall) Holmes. He grew up in the community of his birth and attended local schools graduating with the class of 1966.

Stan moved to Denver, Colorado and worked for Samsonite Suitcase Company. It was there he met and married his wife of 51 years Connie (Maakestad) Holmes. They moved to her hometown of Sturgis, South Dakota and he worked in the Homestake Gold Mine. They then moved back to Abilene and he worked for Abilene Concrete and Supply for 37 years, retiring in 2006 after a motorcycle accident.

He is survived by his wife Connie of the home, daughter Tina Warford (Terry) of Salina, brother Darrell Holmes (Jo), sisters Janet Kopka (Larry) and Kathy Payne (Galen) all of Abilene, five grandchildren Kenny Holmes (Skylar) Pam Steinbruck (Ben) T.J. Warford (Danielle) of Salina, Anthony Westby (Ying) of the Peoples Republic of China and Kayla Rowlandof Concordia, eight great grandchildren Spencer and Drax Holmes, Sadie, Sage, Seth, and Ethan Steinbruck of Salina, and Grace and Ava Rowland of Concordia, many nieces, nephews and friends.

Stan was preceded in death by his parents, son Anthony “Tony”, sister Judy Holmes, brothers Jack and Kenny Holmes.

Stan and his family have chosen cremation. Family visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, August 15, 2019 at the funeral home. Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 16, 2019 at the Prairie Mound Cemetery, Solomon. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Stanley Holmes Memorial Fund and may be sent in care of the Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, 414 NW 3rd, Abilene, Kansas 67410.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, August 15th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, August 15th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home
    414 N 3rd
    ABILENE, KS 67410
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    Following the visitation, please join the family at their home for a time of celebration of Stan's life.
  • Service

    Friday, August 16th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Friday, August 16th, 2019 10:30am
    Prairie Mound Cemetery
    Rural Solomon
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    Pastor Lindsey Brummer
  • Interment

    Prairie Mound Cemetery
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Todd & Stacey

Posted at 09:05am
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Joe and Linda Mason Reynolds

Posted at 06:13pm
We are so sorry at the loss of this special man. I went to school with Stan. He was always friendly and willing to help anyone. This wonderful habit continued on to his adulthood. He will be missed.

Joe and Linda Mason Reynolds

Alan R. Holmes

Posted at 09:11am
Deepest sympathy. Love, the families of Alan & Jann (Beck) Holmes, Suzi & Drew Carlson and Jeani Hanna.
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