Diana Holmes, 73


Diana Holmes, 73, of Hillsboro, died at 2:27 a.m. on  Saturday May 20, 2023, at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

A Memorial Gathering will be held from noon to 1 p.m.  on Sunday, May 28, at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro.  Services will begin at 1 p.m. at the funeral home, this will be a time for family and friends to share memories. A reception will immediately follow at the Ambulance Garage on School Street in Hillsboro,. Inurnment will be at a later date at Rosamond Cemetery in Rosamond. Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home of Hillsboro is assisting the family with arrangements.                                                                    

Ms. Holmes was born on June 8, 1949, in Witt, to Pat and Dorothy (Briegel) Holmes. She was a 1967 Graduate of Witt High School, and went on to Respiratory Therapist school in Minnesota. Ms. Holmes had worked as a respiratory therapist at Hillsboro Area Hospital, as an EMT at Hillsboro Ambulance Service and  was the  emergency management coordinator for Montgomery County. Ms. Holmes was a member of Hillsboro Area Ambulance Board of Directors, an EMT and CPR instructor and the county’s Disaster Preparedness Board. She enjoyed trap shooting and motorcycle riding. Ms. Holmes loved watching St. Louis Cardinals baseball games and her cats and dogs.

Ms. Holmes is survived by nieces and nephews, Julie Marfell-Konopka of Lexington, KY, Bob (wife, Jeannie) Marfell of  Springfield, Suzie (husband, Craig) Myers of Beardstown, and Michael (wife, Kara) Marfell of  St. Louis, MO; and several great and great-great nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Gary Holmes in infancy; and sister, Barbara Marfell.

Memorials are suggested to Montgomery County Paws Care. Condolences may be left online at www.basspattondeanfh.com.