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Leona Mae Douthett




Born: 1918
Death: March 13, 2009

DOUTHETT Leona M. (Holmes) Douthett age 91 of Grand Rapids died March 13 2009. She is survived by her children Patty (Bill) Faber Joan Holmes Jude (Doug) Smith James A. Holmes and Mary Ann (Jeffery) Van Kuiken; six grandchildren; Jennifer Faber James M. Holmes Jared Holmes K. Alex Smith Quin Smith and Devon Holmes; and several nieces and nephews. Lee was preceded in death by her parents Albert and Margaret Miller; her three sisters Lorraine Helms Pauline Stadtfield-Boft and Lucille Killgore; her husbands John W. Holmes and Marshall P. Douthett as well as her son J. Michael Holmes. Lee was a member of the American Business Womens Association and a founding member of St. Judes Parish. She was abundantly proud of her Irish heritage possessed a quick wit and consistently displayed an uplifting and positive attitude. Her fun loving spirit zest for life and deep love for her family was ever present. Throughout life Lee always made an effort to include everyone and gave endlessly of her time and talent to charitable endeavors and those around her. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated March 17 2009 (on the Feast of St. Patrick) at 11 a.m. at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church 224 Carrier St. NE Grand Rapids Rev. Edward Vella C.Ss.R., presiding. A Rosary will be recited that morning beginning at 10 a.m. The family will receive friends at the church for one hour immediately preceding the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Alphonsus Church Capital Campaign or St. Anns Home 2161 Leonard NW Grand Rapids 49504.

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