lacon - Mary Kathryn Grimes, 72, of Lacon, formerly of Goodfield, Ill., passed away at 5:40 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at her home in Lacon.
She was born on Dec. 20, 1940, in Normal, Ill., to the late Cecil and Ruth (Holliger) McDonald. She married John Potts in October of 1963. She later married Merle Grimes on June 14, 1978, and he preceded her in death on July 5, 2005.
She is survived by four sons, Clint (Shelly) Potts of Chandler, Ariz., Jim Potts of Peoria, Ill., Joe (Lori) Potts of Bloomingdale, Ill., and Louis (Amber) Grimes of Lacon, Ill.; one step-daughter, Valerie Grimes of Lacon, Ill.; one brother, CR (Betty) McDonald of Goodfield, Ill.; one sister, Creta (Harold) Wilson of Canton, Ill.; grandchildren, Cassidy and Ryan Potts of Arizona and Lily Potts of Illinois; stepgrandchildren, Travis, Leena and JW Denham of Illinois; and many nieces and nephews.
Mary graduated from St. Francis School of Nursing and worked as a registered nurse. She retired from nursing after a work-related injury at Zeller Mental Health Center. During her career as an RN, she worked in numerous positions in the health field.
Mary enjoyed playing the piano, feeding the birds and shopping. She enjoyed attending church at the United Methodist Church in Brimfield and numerous Bible studies in the area.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at Lenz Memorial Home in Lacon. Services will be at 11 a. m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at the Brimfield United Methodist Church, with a visitation one hour prior to service. The Reverend Leonard Thomas will officiate. Burial will be in the Lacon cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Brimfield United Methodist Church in Brimfield, Ill.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.lenzmemorialhome.com.