Ruth L. Grimes

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Ruth Louise Grimes, 96, of Taneytown, formerly of Woodsboro, died Monday, May 28, 2012, at Carroll Hospital Center.

Born Oct. 7, 1915, in Legore, she was the daughter of the late Maurice and Orphie Anders Horner. She was the wife of Kenneth Eugene Grimes Sr., who died in 1997.

She was formerly employed at Cambridge Rubber Factory in Taneytown for 43 years prior to retirement.

She was a member of Oak Hill Church of God and attended Wakefield Valley Bible Church. She enjoyed pastry snowballs, colorful flowers and candy.

Surviving are daughters-in-law Margaret A. Grimes, of Taneytown, with whom she had resided for 15 years, and Doris A. Grimes, of New Midway; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and great-great-great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by sons Kenneth E. Grimes Jr., John Calvin Grimes Sr. and C. Allen "Allie" Grimes Sr.; a grandson, John C. Grimes Jr.; three brothers; and two sisters.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 404 S. Main St., Woodsboro.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Fred Horner, retired pastor of Wakefield Valley Bible Church, officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Legore.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Wakefield Valley Bible Church, 2214 Old New Windsor Pike, New Windsor, MD 21776.

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Published in Carroll County Times on May 30, 2012
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