Mary L. (Schroat) Holmes

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XENIA On March 13, 2013 Mary L. (Schroat) Holmes, shed her earthly body that had held her prisoner for several years and joined her Lord and husband in Heaven. Mary was born in Decatur, Illinois on January 1, 1938 to Everett W. and Eleanor Strahle Schroat. She married Bruce "Bart" Holmes on June 16, 1955. He preceded her in death on February 8, 1998. She and her family worked in Child Evangelism in Parkersburg, West Virginia and then went as missionaries to Australia for several years under Baptist Mid-Missions. Upon returning from the mission field, they opened Mom and Dad's Dairy Bar in Cedarville, Ohio, which has now be in operation for 23 years. "Mom" Holmes worked there until she took ill. Mary leaves her daughters, Deborah and Carol Ann and son Mark, all of Xenia; her mother, Eleanor of Illinois; sisters: Maxine and Ruby Schroat, Sally (Bill) Rueff, all of Decatur, IL; and brothers: Everett (Linda) of Dalton City, IL and Tom (Pat) of Decatur, IL; as well as numerous other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held 12 Noon Monday, March 18, 2013 at McColaugh Funeral Home, Inc., 826 N. Detroit St., Xenia with Rev. Aaron Hutchison officiating. She will be interred with her husband at the National Cemetery in Dayton. The family will receive friends Monday from 11 AM until the time of service at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to the family at
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McColaugh Funeral Home
826 North Detroit Street
Xenia, OH 45385
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