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Imogene Mae (Ankney) Grimes

February 13, 1932 ~ February 5, 2022 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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Imogene Mae (Ankney) Grimes, age 89 of Hillsdale, Michigan, formerly of Defiance, peacefully passed away on Saturday, February 5, 2022 at Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility.   
She was born on February 13, 1932 to the late Isaac and Roena (Link) Ankney in Defiance County, Ohio. On October 4, 1947 she married Russell Arlin Grimes, who preceded her in death in 2011. 

Imogene had previously worked at Bud's Restaurant and Zellers in Defiance, and Spangler Candy Company and Ohio Art in Bryan, Ohio. She owned two separate trailer parks in Seffner and Sebring, Florida. She enjoyed crocheting and gardening, but her greatest joy was spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Imogene is survived by her children; Bruce Grimes of Hawaii, Rickey Grimes of Charleston, SC, and Cindy (George) Dix of Ney, Ohio. She also leaves behind 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 8 great-great-grandchildren, and her brother, Delvain Ankney. 
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Jeffery Grimes, her brothers, Jerome, Homer and Harold, and her sister Deloris.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 10, 2022 from 9:00 to 11:00 am at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance. A funeral service will follow at 11:00 am at the funeral home, with Celebrant Deb Miller officiating. Due to CDC guidelines if you are not fully vaccinated a mask is required to enter the funeral home, and our lounge area will remain closed. Burial will take place at Farmer Cemetery.
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Funeral Service
February 10, 2022

11:00 AM
Schaffer Funeral Home
529 Jefferson Ave
Defiance, Ohio 43512

February 10, 2022

9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Schaffer Funeral Home
529 Jefferson Ave
Defiance, Ohio 43512


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