Mary L. Grimes

March 17, 2011

Mary L. Grimes 83, of rural Frankfort, died at 10:02 p.m. March 17, 2011 at Wesley Manor, where she had lived since October 2009. Born December 4, 1927 in Miami County, Indiana to Rev. Virgil & Mildred (Cox) Hammer. She married Robert D. Grimes on October 24, 1948 in the Hortonville Friends Church, Hortonville, IN and he survives. Mrs. Grimes was a 1945 graduate of Syracuse High School and received her Masters and Bachelor Degrees in Education from Butler University. She taught at Frankfort schools from 1960-1993, including 4th and 6th grade at Woodside and 6th grade at the middle school. She retired in 1993 after 33 years. She moved to Clinton County in 1948. Her memberships where Antioch Church, Order of Eastern Star Clinton Chapter #6 since 1956 and the Indiana Retired Teachers Association. She was a dedicated teacher, devoted loving wife to her husband and a caring mother and grandmother to her children. She enjoyed helping her husband on the farm and especially enjoyed her family.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 21, 2011 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Pastor Dave Klipp officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, March 20th from 3-6 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service in Green Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to Antioch Church Building Fund, 3979 S SR 39, Frankfort, IN 46041.

Survived by:

Husband: Robert D. Grimes of Frankfort Daughter: Marilyn K. Grimes of Westfield Son: Richard D. Grimes (Wife Jill) of Frankfort Brother: Robert Hammer of California 2 Granddaughters: Lauri Wainscott (Husband Nick) of Lafayette and Richelle Morris (Husband Dave) of Livonia, MI Grandson: Ryan Grimes (Wife Tracey) of Brookston 6 Great Grandchildren

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by her parents and 2 brothers, James and Paul Hammer.


6 Condolences for “Mary L. Grimes”

  1. Fred Heavilon, Jr. March 18, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with Mrs. Grimes and all her family and friends.
    The world needs more people like Mrs. Grimes.

  2. Don and Debbie Baker March 19, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    We are very sorry to hear the passing of Mrs. Grimes. She was a wonderful kind person and our favorite teacher at Woodside. Mrs. Grimes will be sadly missed.

  3. Lisa (Babb) Evans March 19, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    Thoughts and Prayers are with Mrs. Grimes family during this difficult time, I had her at Woodside and she was a wonderful woman and teacher, she was always my favorite!

  4. Lynnette Stewart Griffis March 20, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    Marilyn, Richard & family, I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. It is tough to lose your Mom. I saw your parents about 18 mos ago at Wesley Manor. They were at a tea sitting at a table with my parents & some other residents having a “Cyclone” reunion. They were all enjoying the fellowship. When it was time to go, your dad was helping Mary. It was very sweet. My prayers are with you all.

  5. Harold & Barbara Kinsler March 20, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    To the Grimes Family —
    As family and friends gather to remember the loving, caring, and sharing in celebration of Mary’s life, may you find comfort in knowing that others understand and share your loss.
    God’s blessings,
    Harold and Barbara Kinsler

  6. Pam Ayers Petrilli March 21, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    I taught with Mary at Woodside. She was a warm person and a dedicated teacher. My condolences to your family.

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