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Submitted by Melva L. Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois

December 3, 1971 - Friday, pg 2 

OPAL  MABEL  (Scott)  GRIMES 

Mrs. Roy Grimes Of Tampico Succumbs 

Tampico: - Mrs. Roy (Opal Mabel) Grimes, 70, of Tampico died early Friday morning in Community General Hospital, Sterling. 

Funeral rites will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Sunday in the Tampico First United Methodist Church by the Rev. Raymond Good. The burial will be in Tampico Memorial Cemetery.  Visitation will be held after 2 p.m. Saturday in the Schmitt Chapel. 

Mrs. Grimes was born in Hodgenville, Ky., March 26, 1901, the daughter of Melvin and Emma Gaddie Scott.  She received her education in the Kentucky schools and was married to Roy Grimes Feb. 10, 1920 in Larue County, Kentucky.  They moved to Illinois in 1920 and to the Tampico area in 1931. 

Mrs. Grimes was a member of the Tampico First United Methodist Church, Elizabth Circle of the church and Royal Neighbors of America. 

Surviving are her husband at the home in Tampico and five daughters and four sons, Mrs. Frank (Marie) Calsyn of Tampico, Mrs. Fred (Kathryn) Johannsen of Rock Falls, Mrs. John (Doris) McKenzie of Aurora, Mrs. William (Bonnie) Haley of Amboy, Mrs. Wayne (Viva) Dirks of Sterling, Marvin of Dixon and Kenneth, Merle and Harold Grimes of Tampico. She also leaves 29 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; one brother, Earl Scott of Hodgenville, Ky.  Mrs. Henry Grimes of Hodgenville, Ky., and Mrs. Thomas Briggs of Bardstown, Ky.  Preceding Mrs. Grimes in death were her parents, two brothers, one sister and two grandchildren.

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