Sherry Kay Holmes

A Celebration of Life service for Sherry Kay Holmes, 77, Prairie Village, will be 3 pm, Monday September 26, 2016, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral home. The family will receive friends following the service.

She died Wednesday September 14, 2016, at her home.

Sherry was born January 20, 1939, the daughter of Joseph Monroe McCanles and Helen Norma Winters. She graduated from Lawrence High School in 1957. She later earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Kansas in Microbiology. She worked at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Cancer Research and the National Institute of Health in Washington DC.

She married Deane R. Holmes Sr. in June, 1961, in Lawrence. He preceded her in death on July 3, 2015.

Survivors include a son Deane R. Holmes Jr. and wife Aimee, Lawrence; a grandson, Adam J. Holmes, Gardner; sister-in-law Deanna Marquette and husband Dick, Overland Park; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to University of Kansas School of Microbiology, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.