Mary Jane GRIMES

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GRIMES, Mary Jane age 92, of Mt. Pleasant Retirement Village passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2014. She was born April 27, 1921 in West Middletown to Charles and Elvira (Fry) Graft. Mary Jane was a member of the Monroe Presbyterian Church, the Red Hat Society and was an avid card player. She was known during her years at Mt. Pleasant as "the cookie lady" and loved to share her baked goods, jokes, poems and songs with everyone. Her greatest enjoyment in life was spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her second greatest joy was fishing with anyone who wanted to fish. The family wishes to express their deep gratitude to the staff, caregivers and pastors at the Atrium Medical Center, Mt. Pleasant and Senior Independent Hospice for their love and special care given to Mary Jane. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert S. Grimes; one sister, Alice Keister; and her parents. She is survived by five sons; Bill (Millie) Kuth of Hamilton, Mike (Elaine) Kuth of Monroe, Steve (Chris) Grimes of Middletown, Tom (Susan) Grimes of Tucson, Arizona, Don (Susan) Grimes of Nashville, Tennessee; two daughters, Mary (Gene) Santoro of Port St. Lucie, Florida and Jane (Garry) Day of Nashville, Tennessee; nineteen grandchildren; twenty- one great grandchildren; one sister, Jeanne (Bill) Berry of Franklin; one brother, Jack Graft of Dayton; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and loving friends. Visitation will be Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St., Middletown, followed by a Celebration of Life service at 12:00 noon with Pastor Patrick Warren officiating. Private family interment will be at the North Monroe Cemetery, Monroe, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Pleasant Retirement Village, 225 Britton Lane, Monroe, Ohio 45050. Arrangements by Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St., Middletown. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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Herr-Riggs Funeral Home
210 S Main St Middletown, OH 45044
(513) 422-4545
Published in Journal-News on Mar. 7, 2014
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