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Carolyn Maxine (Wood) Grimes

December 31, 1933 — December 5, 2020

Carolyn Maxine (Wood) Grimes, age 86, of Greene County, passed away Saturday, December 5, 2020 at South Hills Health & Rehabilitation Center, Canonsburg, due to COVID virus complications.

Born December 31, 1933 in East View, she is the daughter of the late Ray and Lucy (McNeely) Wood. She was the last of her immediate family.

Carolyn was a Greene County resident her whole life. She graduated from Waynesburg High School in 1951. Carolyn was a member of Throckmorton United Methodist Church in East View. She married William (Bill) D. Grimes on August 17, 1952 and they were happily married for 58 years until his passing on September 6, 2010. Carolyn was formerly employed with G.C. Murphy, Greenway Manufacturing, Albert’s Grocery Store, and then retiring after 25 years with Central Greene School District as their cook. She enjoyed playing the piano at church, raising flowers, and watching the Pirates. When she was able, she liked to go bowling, play darts, knitting and tole painting. She loved to make fudge for her family and give it out as Christmas gifts.

She is survived by five children, Cynthia (Butch) Deter, of Rogersville, Rodney (Susan) Grimes, of Jefferson, David (Sandy) Grimes, of Spraggs, Mark (Rhonda) Grimes, of Uniontown, and Danny (Kathy) Grimes, of Jefferson; six grandchildren, Rachel Grimes, of Jefferson, Amie (Doug) Nehls, of Rogersville, Sara (Paul) Brinnel, of Portland, ME, Craig (Ashley) Deter, of Waynesburg, Jeremy (Miranda) Grimes, of Pt. Marion, and Becca Grimes, of Uniontown; six great grandchildren, Kameryn Deter, Addison Deter, Leanna Grimes, Ellie Grace Nehls, Gage Deter, and Emma Nehls.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Randy Lee Grimes, who passed in 2018, one grandson, Adam Ray Grimes, who was still born, three brothers, Ed, Chuck, and Jack Wood.

At the request of the family all services will be private and under the direction of Rev. Dr. Bill Parker.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Kesterson-Rush Funeral Home, LLC. 3275 W. Roy Furman Hwy. Rogersville, PA 15359. Telephone: 724-499-5181.

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Carolyn Maxine (Wood) Grimes
December 31, 1933 – December 5, 2020
Memorial Service and Dinner
Sunday, May 30th 2021 at 02:00 PM
Throckmorton United Methodist Church
4209 W. Roy Furman Hwy.
Waynesburg (East View), PA 15370

MEMORIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: For Carolyn Maxine (Wood) Grimes December 31, 1933 – December 5, 2020, Carolyn’s family has extended an invitation for anyone wishing to attend a memorial service and dinner at the Throckmorton United Methodist Church to honor and celebrate the life of Carolyn Grimes at 4209 W. Roy Furman Highway, Waynesburg (East View), PA 15370 on Sunday, May 30, 2021, at 2PM. Please RSVP with Pastor Cynthia Deter at 724-833-3845

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