2012-02-16 / Obituaries

Carol G. Grimes

Chambersburg, 63

Carol G. Grimes, 63, of Chambersburg, died at Chambersburg Hospital Tuesday, February 7, 2012.

Born August 18, 1948, in Wells Tannery, she was the daughter of the late Lester A. and Leona J. Seville Souders.

She worked in the restaurant industry most of her life, in both the managerial and chef capacities. She had worked at Gateway Restaurant and Breeze Manor, both in Breezewood, and BG’s in Pittsburgh, and at the Holiday Inn, O’Reilly’s, Thomas’s, Hoover’s and retired as a cook at Menno Haven in 1994, all in Chambersburg.

She was a 1968 graduate of Forbes Road High School.

A selfless and caring individual, she loved and touched the lives of everyone she came in contact with. Her compassion for others, led her to help with the Cold Weather Shelter and Community Garden in Chambersburg. She was active in other community projects, such as bake sales, block parties, and helping to raise money for numerous charities.

She was a member of Overflow Ministries Church.

She had a special passion for animals, especially cats. Her hobbies included cooking, baking and telling jokes.

Surviving are her husband of 37 years, Wayne Grimes, whom she married August 24, 1974; a sister, Helen Foreman of Well Tannery, and numerous nieces, nephews and many greatnieces and great-nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by seven brothers: Preston “Sam,” Rankin “Bud,” Lee “Bub”, Gerald “Tom”, Carl “Short,” Dale “Whitey” Souders, and one stillborn brother.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, February 19, 2012, at 12:30 p.m., at Bard Hall in the Chambersburg Recreation Department, 235 S. Third St., Chambersburg.; Pastor Doug Lehman of Overflow Ministries will officiate.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Chambersburg, Pa.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to the Cold Weather Shelter, 527 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

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