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Nell Grimes

Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 10:21 am

Mrs. Nell (Caldwell) Grimes, 80 of Middletown, Del. passed away on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. Nell was born on Aug. 25, 1932, in Curryville, the child of James H. Caldwell and Vera F. (Kafoury) Caldwell. Nell grew up with three sisters and one brother, and family was always important to her. She attended the local schools and graduated from Bowling Green High School. In January 1952, she married the love of her life, Thomas J. Grimes, in Bowling Green. Nell and Thomas were blessed with two sons; Donald, and Gary, and one daughter; Beverly. She was a doting mother to her children and dedicated wife to her husband. Nell truly enjoyed her role as caregiver. She stayed busy spending time with her family and friends and was an active member of her church. Nell was a kind and loving woman who touched the hearts of many.

Nell was predeceased by her husband of 53 years. She is survived by her children: Donald E. Grimes and his wife Carole of St. Bruno, Quebec, Canada, Beverly F. (Grimes) Thompson and her husband Darrell of Columbia City, Ind., and Gary T. Grimes and his wife Cynthia of Bear, Del.; eight grandchildren; siblings: James H. Caldwell II and his wife Jeri of Seattle, Wash., Isabell Watkins of Eugene, Ore., Helen Caldwell of Springfield, Emily Ogden and her husband Ray Ogden of Bowling Green, many other relatives and friends.

Visitation was held on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m at the McCoy-Blossom Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 1304 Boone Street, Troy,MO,63379, 636-528-8244.

A funeral service was held 10 a.m., Monday, Nov. 5, at the Eolia United Methodist Church, 238 N. Main Street, Eolia,MO, 63344. Officiating was Pastor Les Grimes and Rev. Michael Gillen. Interment followed in Eolia Cemetery.Memorials may be made to donor’s choice c/o McCoy-Blossom Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Friends and family are invited to visit our website at to sign the on-line guest register.