Gem A. Grimes

HOWLAND – Gem Ann Pearsall Grimes, 84, formerly of Masters Court NE, Howland, passed away Oct. 8, 2016, at Windsor House at Champion.

She was born Feb. 18, 1932, in New Castle, Pa., the daughter of Earl and Martha Thomas Pearsall.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Alvin F. Grimes, whom she married Feb. 4, 1950.

Gem was a 1950 graduate of New Castle High School, and enjoyed being a homemaker and raising her three children.

She was a past member of Wimodausis and a member of Trinity Episcopal Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Ann P. (Dr. James) Brodell of Chagrin Falls; two sons, Allen F. (Diane) Grimes of North Andover, Mass., and Terry L. (Wendy) Grimes of Wampum, Pa.; one brother, William Pearsall of New Castle, Pa.; and four grandchildren, Elizabeth, Kristofer, James and Andrew.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Katherine Kehm and Jane Royal; one brother, Robert Pearsall; one daughter, Martha Grimes; and one son, Richard Grimes.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the R. Cunningham Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 2429 Wilmington Road, New Castle, Pa. A funeral service will take place immediately following visitation at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Disabled American Veterans, 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076.

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