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Jean “Choppy” (Moser) Holmes

Jean “Choppy” (Moser) Holmes, age 81, of Shiloh, died Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at Kingston of Ashland following a brief illness.

Jean was born July 20, 1932 in Shiloh, the daughter of the late Vernon and Lois (Dick) Moser. She was a 1950 graduate of Shiloh High School and then went on to graduate from The Ohio State University in 1952 where she earned a degree in dental hygiene. It was there that she met her husband, Philip J. Holmes. They were married September 14, 1952 at Mt. Hope Lutheran Church in Shiloh. During her marriage, Mrs. Holmes spent her life traveling the country and Europe as an Air Force wife. In 1998 Choppy retired as a dental hygienist from Walter Glenn, DDS in Shiloh. She was a member of Mt. Hope Lutheran Church in Shiloh, Daughters of the American Revolution Jared Mansfield Chapter, Shiloh American Legion Auxiliary, and was a founding member of the Shiloh Area Historical Society where she served in various positions. She also served for several years with the Shiloh High School Alumni Association planning many alumni reunions.

Jean is survived by: 6 children: Jody (Dr. John) Jones of Fargo, ND, Mindy (Michael) Beeman of Rawlings, MD, Stacy Holmes of Nashville, TN, Dr. Erin Holmes (Dr. Samuel Gingrich) Anchorage, AK, Gretchen (Michael) Huttleston of Shiloh, Kelly (Rodney) Snyder of Shiloh; 15 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; a niece: Deborah (Dawson) Wolfe of NY;  and 2 cousins: Pamela Moser of Shelby, Daryl Moser of Atlanta, GA. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: a sister, Janice Dawson; a daughter-in-law: Angela (Ellis) Holmes; and a nephew: Mark Dawson.

Family and friends are welcome on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 from 4-7 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 11 AM at Mt. Hope Lutheran Church, 29 West Main Street, Shiloh, with Pastor Blanche Tyree officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Shiloh. Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Hope Lutheran Church Scholarship Fund or S.T.O.P. in Mansfield, 1152 Lexington Avenue, Mansfield, Ohio 44907.

Choppy’s favorite color was purple. Her family is requesting that all guests wear something purple in her honor.

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  1. Lori Cuppy Crichton says:

    Choppy, so glad to have had the priveledge of knowing you! I will never forget you coming over for cookouts or to chat. You were a great neighbor and friend. Heaven got them another Amazing Angel! Will see you again someday!Till then………Prayers for your family!

  2. Leanne Keenan Bowen says:

    It was a pleasure to have known Choppy. She was my neighbor in Shiloh during my high school years. She would let me watch her cats when she went away on a trip. Thank you for all the chats and the laughs. I will miss you. Thinking of the family during this time.

  3. Howard&Marlene Cuppy says:

    So very sad to learn about the passing of Choppy. We have known her for many years. Several times when she got sick, I took her some chicken soup and one time, a basket with 7 cans and flowers in the center. She was a friend to everyone. God called her to be another special star in His Heaven. She is now in the arms of God and suffers no more. It has been such an honor to call her “friend”. I pray for the family to find comfort and know in your hearts, we will all be together again one day. R I P Choppy.

  4. Ken and Paula Sturgill says:

    Dear Gretchen, Kelly and families,
    So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother and loved one. I always enjoyed visiting with her when our paths crossed. She was a very accomplished woman and a joy to be with when she shared her knowledge and wit. May it help ease your sorrow to know others are keeping you in their thoughts and prayers.
    Kenneth and Paula Sturgill

  5. Mike Bauer family says:

    So glad We had Choppy in our family, working with her was such a pleasure! All of my kids would come home from school ect. And come into our Market and would check in with Choppy and to let her know how school was going before they would go upstairs.

  6. Margaret Hudson Hoopes says:

    I didn’t know Jean real well as a friend but she was a wonderful renter when she lived at Ganges. She was always so pleasant. God has gotten another gem. Prayers for all of Jeans family

  7. Aaron and Lynnette Workman says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Jean’s passing. We just found out today. What a lovely, cat loving neighbor we have enjoyed having. God be with the family and know she was loved.

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