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Wanda Lois (Simmerman) Grimes

August 24, 1927 — June 22, 2021


Surrounded by her loving family Wanda Lois (Simmerman) Grimes, age 93, of Greentown and formerly of Tangier, went to be with the Lord on June 22, 2021.

Wanda was born in Hillsdale, Indiana on August 24, 1927 to the late Fred and Norma Simmerman. Wanda was a member of the Mt. Hermon Bible Church and Treasurer for many years. She was also a member of the Homemakers in Tangier. Throughout her career, she was employed at Murphy's in Clinton, the Wolford Hotel in Danville, Illinois, Dupont in Covington, and the Wabash River Ordinance Works in Newport until she settled into a final career as Tangier Post Master until she retired in the fall of 1987. She loved her family, fishing, and actively being involved in community and church activities.

She is survived by her children, Ron (Marilyn) Grimes of White Lake, Michigan, Rhonda (John) Miller of Upland, IN, Rozy (Craig) Ketchem of Odon, IN, and Rory (Mary) Grimes of Sturtevant, WI; 8 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death her husband David of 74 ½ years on June 4, 2021, her parents, and a sister Bessie June.

Visitation will be at Sanders Funeral Care, 203 S 1st St in Kingman on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 from 12:00 pm until the time of the funeral service at 2:00 pm with Pastor Steve Crum. The service will be recorded and can be viewed on her obituary page at Burial will follow at Helts Prairie Cemetery. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Century Fields and Century Villas in Greentown, IN and Community Howard Regional Health. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Mt Hermon Bible Church, c/o Sue Marshall, 12632 N Market St, Kingman, IN 47952. Share memories and condolences online at

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

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