MADGE GRIMES

JULY 13, 1917 – FEBRUARY 21, 2008

GROVE- Madge Grimes of Grove, OK and formerly of Pryor, was born on July 13, 1917 in Marble. Arkansas. She passed away on February 21, 2008 at the age of 90 years. Madge was the daughter of Elwood and Blanche (Taylor) Adams. Madge graduated from High School at Parsons, OK where she met and married Sherwood Grimes in 1934. They lived in the Disney, OK during the construction and the early years of the Grand Lake Dam. In 1953 her husband left G.R.D.A. for the Bureau of Reclamation in the Pacific Northwest where Madge was very instrumental in the establishing of the Original Bank of the Lakes in Langley, OK. She later moved to Pryor where she resided for 18 years before moving to Grove in 2001. Madge’s aim for perfection made her excel at ceramics, and needlework, gardening and cooking as well as homemaking. Madge was a loving wife, mother, sister and friend to all who knew her and will be greatly missed.

Graveside services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, February 25, 2008 in the Spavinaw Cemetery at Spavinaw, OK. Rev. James Coffelt officiated the services while under the direction of Shipman’s Funeral and Cremation Service of Pryor, OK.

Survivors include daughter Dixie Chestnut and husband Bryant of Grove, OK, two sisters, Ann Lacy and husband James Alexander of Oklahoma City, OK and Peggy Quick of Cincinnati, OK, two nephews, one niece and close friend Jean Franklin of Tulsa, OK. Her husband of 51 years Sherwood Grimes and her loving companion Mr. C.K. Franklin, a brother Lewis Larcade and her parents preceded Madge in death.

Friends are contributing to the Alzheimer’s Association of Tulsa in her memory.