Wanda Frances Howarter Holmes, age 95, of Garnett, Kansas, passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at Parkview Heights, Garnett.
She was born September 2, 1922 with her twin brother Wayne, on a farm near Lone Elm, Kansas, the daughter of Glen and Eunice (Taylor) Howarter. She attended a country school and went to Kincaid High School, graduating in 1940. After graduating, Wanda worked in an airplane factory in Kansas City.
Wanda married James "Jim" Richard Holmes on July 4, 1944, in Kansas City, Missouri, while he was in the service. After he returned home, they moved to California where they both worked in an aircraft plant in San Diego. Jim later worked at a concrete plant for the remainder of his career. They retired and moved to Borego Springs, California. They brought a motor home and traveled the United States coast to coast. Many years later, they sold their home and moved back to Garnett, building a new house.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James "Jim" Holmes on July 6, 2013; three brothers, Claron Howarter and wife Evelyn; Ivan Howarter and wife Hazel; and Wayne; one sister, Blanche Badders and husband Lester.
Wanda is survived by one brother, Wendell Howarter of Mesa, Arizona; one sister-in-law, LaVerne Howarter of Lone Elm, Kansas; many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., on Thursday, January 4, 2017, at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel, Garnett, with burial to follow in the Lone Elm Cemetery, Lone Elm.
Memorial contributions may be made the Shriner's Hospital for Children.
You may send your condolences to the family at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.