NEW OXFORD Garnette LeAnna Grimes, 84, formerly of Taneytown, Md., died peacefully on Friday, December 21, 2012, at the Gettysburg Hospital. Born on September 27, 1928, in Adams County, she was the daughter of the late John W. Reever and Anna Margaret (Gordon) Reever. Twice married, she was predeceased by her first husband, Earl R. Wiles, and by her second husband, Sheridan L. Grimes. After her family moved to Maryland, Garnette attended school, graduating from Emmitsburg High School in 1945. She has always had a love of singing and performed in school operettas and later sang in church choirs and the Community Chorus in Taneytown. She also loved to whistle and when she heard music the whistling came spontaneously. In later years she volunteered at Carroll County Food Sunday, and at St. Catherine's Nursing Center. She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Taneytown, and the Fun Bunch of the church. Surviving are her son, Duane V. Wiles of Spring Grove; sister, Alma Bair of New Oxford; and brother, J. Wilbur Reever of New Midway, Md. Also surviving are three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was predeceased by a daughter, Christine E. Crum; brothers, Cletus N. and Glenn O. Reever; and sisters, Gladys C. Nusbaum and Beatrice Waybright. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, December 26, 2012, at the Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home, 136 E. Baltimore St., Taneytown, Md., and from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 27, 2012, at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Taneytown, with the Rev. Josh Semovoski officiating. Interment will follow in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either Memorial Fund of Trinity Lutheran Church, 38 W. Baltimore St., Taneytown, MD 21787; or to Child Fund (formerly Christian Children's Fund, Inc.) 2821 Emerywood Parkway, Richmond, VA 23294. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.myersdurborawfh.com
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Published in Evening Sun on Dec. 23, 2012