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