Marilyn Grimes
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Marilyn Owens Grimes, 86, of Metropolis, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012 at Southgate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Metropolis.

Marilyn was born Aug. 2, 1925 to Ras and Doris Franklin Owens. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Metropolis and Beta Sigma Phi. She worked for many years at the Massac County Courthouse, where she worked as a secretary.

Marilyn leaves behind to celebrate her life one daughter, Cathy Jones and one son, Jeff Grimes and wife Diane; one granddaughter, Darby Jones McMillen and husband Ryan and one great-grandson, Nash Grayson McMillen; one grandson, Stephen Grimes; and granddaughter, Emily Grimes and her fiancé Jason Trout.

She also leaves behind one brother, Jim Owens and wife Alice; a beloved sister, Shirley Holder, who was truly a best friend; several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William Robert “Bill” Grimes; two brothers, Robert Vernon Owens and Donald Owens; and one brother-in-law, H.T. Holder.

A memorial graveside service was held Monday at Metropolis Memorial Gardens with Rev. Joe Buchanan officiating.

Memorials may be made to Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis St., Metropolis, IL 62960; Lourdes Hospice, P.O. Box 226, Metropolis, IL 62960; or Southgate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, P.O. Box 843, Metropolis, IL 62960

Miller Funeral Home in Metropolis was in charge of arrangements.
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