Janice “Mama” Sue Holmes, 71, of Churubusco, died on Sunday, July 29, 2012.
An Elkhart native, she had lived in Churubusco since 1984.
Along with her husband she co-owned and operated Papa’s Place Restaurant in Churubusco for more than 20 years, retiring in 2004. She was a member of Churubusco United Methodist Church.
Surviving relatives include her husband Timothy A. Holmes; sons Anthony (Sarah) Truax of Kendallville, Christopher (Tammy) Holmes of Elkhart, Todd (Jen) Holmes and Timmy (Tera) Holmes, both of Churubusco; 19 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Churubusco United Methodist Church, with calling one hour prior. Pastor Corinne Boruff-Stucker, officiating. Calling also 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, Churubusco. The burial will be in Eel River Cemetery, south of Churubusco.
Memorials may be given to Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home or the Arthritis Foundation. Online condolences may be given at www.sheetsandchilds.net