Pamela Grimsley
1951 - 2021
Pamela Grimsley, 70, of Keokuk, passed away Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, at Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal, Mo.

Pamela was born Sept. 28, 1951, in Rock Island, Ill., the daughter of William F. and Rose Mary (Neves) Elder. She graduated from Blue Island High School in 1969.

Pamela worked at Dadant & Sons in Hamilton, Ill., and Sheller-Globe Corp. in Keokuk, and also tended bar.

Pamela loved dogs, gardening and reading, and thoroughly enjoyed taking photographs of nature. In her earlier days, she was a catcher on the Sheller-Globe softball team. Above all else, Pamela loved spending time with her grandchildren and making memories.

Pamela is survived by her son Timothy (Rose) Taylor of Alexander, N.D.; four grandchildren, Gage Richardson of Newton, Iowa, Race Taylor of Perryville, Mo., Jory Taylor of Alexander, N.D., and Dylan Taylor of Williston, N.D.; four sisters, Judy Walker of Keokuk, Joyce (Harold) Williams of Citrus Heights, Calif., Joan Horst of Newton, and Penny (Charles) Blakely of Keokuk; and two brothers, Mike Elder of Ruskin, Fla., and W.T. Elder of Keokuk.

Pamela was preceded in death by her parents; infant son Thomas Elder; and brothers Bob Elder and Billy Elder.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, at DeJong-Greaves-Printy Funeral Home in Keokuk, with burial to follow at Sand Cemetery in St. Francisville, Mo.

Visitation will be at the funeral home on Sunday from 1-5 p.m., with family meeting friends from 3-5 p.m.

Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Keokuk Animal Shelter.

Tributes and condolences may be left at

DeJong-Greaves-Printy Funeral Home of Keokuk is in charge of arrangements.
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