Jewell Althea Grimes

CENTRALIA — Jewell Althea Grimes, 59, of Centralia, passed away on Thursday , April 23, 2015 at St. Mary’s Health Center in St. Louis, MO.

Jewell Grimes picShe was born on August 15, 1955 in Melrose Park, the daughter of Walter Elza and Jewell Beatrice (Timms) Grimes.

Mrs. Grimes is survived by her brothers Bobby Lee Grimes and wife Martha of Centralia, and Walter Everett Grimes of Centralia; sisters Cecilia Gray and husband Roscoe of Qulin, Mo, and Janet E. Payne of Centralia; 12 nieces and nephews; 22 great-nieces and nephews; 15 great-great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Vivian Grimes.

She worked in factory as seamstress. She loved to sing and listen to classical music. She also was an avid game player. She worked for DeMoulin Brothers in Centralia for 17 years.

Funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, April 27, 2015, at Irvin Funeral Home in Centralia. Interment will follow at Peaceful Valley Cemetery in Odin, with Rev. Lyle Smith officiating.

Friends may call from 1:30-2:30 on Monday, April 27, 2015 at the funeral home.

For those who wish, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital, and will be accepted at the Irvin Funeral Home in Centralia, who is in charge of arrangements.

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