Arthur Holmes Obituary, Death – On October 3, 2022, Arthur C. Holmes, who had been a resident of Moline all of his life and had reached the age of 94, passed away at ProMedica in Moline. Sacred Heart Church in Moline will host a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am on both Wednesday, October 12 and Wednesday, October 22. Both services will take place on Wednesday. The Rafferty Funeral Home, which can be found in Moline at 2111-1st Street A, will be hosting a visitation on Tuesday from six in the evening until nine in the evening. At 3:30 in the afternoon, there will be a rosary recited. The burial will take place at East Moline’s St. Mary’s Cemetery after it has been completed. Donations made in memory of a loved one should be made to deserving organizations like the Sacred Heart Church, Alleman High School, or Assumption High School.
Art Holmes was born on March 19, 1928 in the city of Moline. His parents, Calvin and Elisabeth (VanDerVennett) Holmes, were his parents. Art was their son. They wed on September 13th, 1951 in Davenport, and the ceremony took place there. His spouse’s name was Jo Ann S. Trevor. The date of her passing was February 25, 2011, which was three days before his.
Art ran his own company, which was called Moline’s Holmes Shoes, and he also owned the store. He has previously served in the president’s role for the Moline School Board, the Moline Rotary Club, and the Moline Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters Sacred Heart Court 1691 as well as the Short Hills Country Club in East Moline. Both of these organizations are located in Moline. One of Arthur’s favorite activities was bridge, but he also enjoyed gin rummy and golf.
His children, Jessica Johnson (and her husband Stephen), Jeffrey Holmes (and his wife Christine), and David Holmes, all of Moline, are among the people he has left behind to carry on his legacy. In addition, he is survived by his grandchildren, Russell Williamson, Courtney (Matt) Chenoweth, C.J. Holmes, Marti Holmes, Sean Holmes, and Brian Johnson; great grandchildren, Ava Williamson and John Chenoweth; and a devoted friend from Moline named Dorothy Hillmer. He was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy Holmes. Both his granddaughter Amanda Johnson and his sister Natalie Lawrence had preceded him in death at the time of his passing. He was the final member of his family to leave this world.