Grimes, Joanne Marie
Apr. 1, 1964 - Feb. 28, 2013
Joanne (Monroe) Grimes of Venice, Florida was born in Pensacola, Florida. She has been in Venice for many years and worked at PGT for sometime. Joanne enjoyed attending the Venice Theatre, fishing and reading. She was devoted to her daughter and grandson. She was the donor in one of the very first living donor transplants conducted in the U.S. The recipient was her daughter, Patricia. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Koch (Grimes) and her husband, Joseph of North Port and grandson Preston, her parents, Joe and Claire Monroe formerly of Venice, brother, Harry (Mike) Monroe and his wife, Courteney of Bethesda, Maryland, niece Lola and nephew Miles. A celebration of life will be held Thursday March 7, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM at Ewing Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family would like donations to The Ronald McDonald House, 28 Columbia Dr., Tampa, Florida 33606-3584.