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Mary "Lou" Grimes

Mary Mary “Lou” Grimes, age 65, died on Wednesday January 4, 2017 at the Good Shepherd Hospice House, Manhattan, Kansas.

She was born on February 16, 1951 in Hanover, Kansas the daughter of Clarence and Marie (Brychta) Benda. Lou graduated from Hanover High School with the class of 1969. She worked as a secretary for Sink, Gordon and Associates, recently retiring after 38 years.

Lou was united in marriage to Jack Grimes on April 4, 1970 in Topeka, Kansas.

She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family and friends. She especially loved the time spent with her sons and grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband: Jack on Oct. 7, 2010 and a sister: Carol Peterson.

Survivors include her two sons: Sean Grimes and Scott Grimes, both of St. George, Kansas; 8 grandchildren and her siblings: Jerry and Jim Wickstrum, both of California; Danny Benda of St. George; Pat Bonawitz (Tim) of Manhattan; Jenny Swoboda (Lou) of Manhattan; Becky Neis of Topeka and Jackie Hembree (Danny) of St. George along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

Funeral Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Monday January 9, 2017 at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas. Burial will follow in the St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery on Elbo Creek, Manhattan, Kansas.

There will be no formal visitation times.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

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