Marcia Ann Holmes, age 67, of 1611 Broadway, died on Saturday, April 21, 2012 in her home. She was born on May 21, 1944 in Quincy, IL the daughter of Walter & Esther (Schoenekase) Baker. Marcia was a teacher and had taught in Northwest County of St. Louis, Bath, Il, and in the Quincy Public and Parochial Schools. She was of the Catholic Faith. She was a member of the National Education Association and was the former President of the Coalition of Citizen with Disabilities of Illinois (CCDI).
She is survived by:
A DAUGHTER: Jill Turner of Jacksonville, IL
GRANDKIDS: Christina Turner, Caitlyn Turner, Caleb Turner and Cole Turner.
THREE BROTHERS: Fr. James H. Baker, S.J.; John C. Baker and his wife Rosie, and Robert B. Baker.
Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a grandchild Christian Turner, and a brother William Baker.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 10:00 AM in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Interment in St. Boniface Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday evening from 4:00 until 6:00 PM in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research, the Make-a-Wish Foundation, Feed the Children, or to Multiple Schlerosis Research. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Janet O'Brien Monk
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
- To the family of Marcia,
What an inspiration Marcia was to all those of us who were her classmates at Notre Dame in Quincy. She maintained her dignity and interest in life throughout all she endured with multiple sclerosis. She taught grace, patience, joy, and peace. Now she has attained her own personal peace in the arms of our Lord. God Bless you, Marcia, and all your family. With prayers, Jan
springfield, illinois 62703
- To the Baker family: it is with profound sadness that I write these few words. Marcia, my firend and classmate-what a treasure you were to the world. Yor kindness and caring for others will be with me forever. I feel privileged in having you as a lifetime friend. You,Bill, Mom and Dad, enjoy your reunion in Heaven. God bless you and the entire Baker family. Your friend, Harry and Joan McKinney
Karin Waterkotte Elser
- To Marcia's Family, I have kept in contact with Marcia only through classmates and occasinal cards sent since I do not live in the Quincy area, but I was in awe of her faith and positive attitude thoroughout her struggles. I will always remember her beautiful voice and am sure that God is enjoying her singing right now. May God's blessings be with all of you...With sympathy and prayers. Karin
- John Baker and family-
So sorry about your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Nancy & Tom Friye
- Please accept our deepest sympathy in your loss. Marcia certainly fought her disease long & hard. I (Nancy) went to grade school @ St. Mary's with Marcia. Remember her as a sweet, friendly person, who always remembered me throughout the years. She is at peace in Heaven now with Jesus.