Frances Louise Holmes

February 16, 1925 - July 20, 2021

Frances Louise Holmes, 96, a resident of Cape Coral, FL for the past 34 years, formerly of Greenville, OH & Middletown OH, passed away Tuesday, July 20, 2021 in Cape Coral. She was born February 16, 1925 in Middletown, OH to Lloyd and Lucille Murphy, now deceased.

Frances was Christian and often recounted fond memories of attending the Faith Methodist Church in Middletown, Ohio with her family during her childhood. She currently attended First Assembly of God Church in Fort Myers Florida. She was a talented seamstress and a wonderful cook and baker.  She will be remembered as a fun and loving wife, mother and grandma.

She is survived by two loving children, Dan Howard (Beverly) of Middletown, OH, and Martha “Marti” Stull (Doug) of Cape Coral; daughter in law, Sharon Sue Howard of Kalamazoo, MI; nine grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Frances was preceded in death by her beloved husband, John Reyer Holmes in 2013; two sons, John Edward Howard and Thomas Lloyd Howard; five siblings, Margaret Murphy, Barbara Fox, Patrick Murphy, Beatrice Bishop, and Betty Pence; as well as a granddaughter, Julie Lynn Stull.

Memorial Services will be held 2:00 pm on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 in the chapel at Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplomat Parkway East, Cape Coral, FL 33909 with Spiritual Care Counselor, Terry Rose officiating.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Frances Louise Holmes are suggested to Hope Hospice, 9470 Healthpark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Pat Bayley Jul 27, 2021 at 12:01 pm

    Dance with the angels, Set Pea.. I loved you.

  2. Sue Deniston Aug 3, 2021 at 12:35 pm

    There is no greater gift than to be loved by others. You were very loved by many your family will remember you and miss you dearly. You blessed others with your presence. God Bless .

  3. Donna Carr Aug 3, 2021 at 9:14 pm

    She was one of the sweetest person I have ever know. Her laughter was contagious, and her heart was kind and loving..I know she will be you Francis..❤️

  4. Tim Fox Aug 7, 2021 at 9:39 am

    I was saddened to hear that Francis passed. She is now together with all her loved ones ❤ she reminded me of my mom every time I would see her. She will be greatly missed. I’m so sorry we couldn’t make it to her memorial. Love all you guys! RIP Francis we will see you again!

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