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Jay D. “J. J.” Holmes, 53, of Edgerton, Kan. passed away March 28, 2015 in Merriam, Kan.
Jay was born August 2, 1961 in Hutchinson, KS to Patsy (Schoonover) and John D. Holmes.  He was a 1980 graduate of Haven High School.  Jay married Martha Lee Voigts on May 6, 1983 in Hutchinson.  They moved to Edgerton area in 1984.  He was a maintenance mechanic for 15 years with Concrete Materials in Merriam, KS and worked part-time for Quick Fueling in KC, KS.    He was previously employed with the Farmer’s Co-op in Edgerton.  Jay loved to work and he enjoyed his special dogs Hattie and Roscoe.  He will be extremely missed.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Walter and Geneva Schoonover, Dallas Holmes and Doris Braswell, uncles J.W. and James Schoonover.  Jay is survived by his wife Martha, of the home; parents Pat and John Holmes of Haven, Kan.; sisters Denise Geffert of Haven, Kan. and Vickie Lanning and Brian of Wichita, Kan; nephew Justin Lanning; and niece Sarah Lanning.
Visitation will be held from 4 – 7:00 pm Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, 913-856-7111.  Another Visitation will be from 4 – 6:00 pm Thursday, April 2, 2015 at Ott Funeral Home in Haven, Kan, 620-465-3511.  Cremation will follow.  Memorial Contributions may be given to the Great Plains SPCA in Merriam.   Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com.