Guy Grimes

Guy Grimes

Sunday, May 13th, 1923 Sunday, June 7th, 2020

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Obituary for Guy Hamilton Grimes

Guy Hamilton Grimes met his Lord and Savior on Sunday, June 7, 2020. He was born on May 13, 1923 in Garfield, Arkansas to Wilson and Mattie Grimes. He was one of 10 children. His formal education took place in a one room school house, graduating from eighth grade at the age of 14. Although that concluded his public education, Guy gained much wisdom during his long life. He entered the Seabees in 1943 and served 3 years. Upon re-entering civilian life he met Lois J. Chowning, marrying her on August 5, 1947. God blessed them with 4 children, Linda, Don, Sherin, and Wilson. It was during this time that the Lord drew Guy’s heart to himself and He responded by accepting God’s free gift of salvation. God changed both his heart and his life. Guy loved to take his family to church, sing gospel songs, read the Word and memorize scripture. Guy worked for the Rock Island Railroad. Everyone knew him as one who would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need. He was always quick to share the good news of Jesus Christ with those he worked with. He loved to garden and had many bumper crops. This produce not only fed his family but was also given to many in the church family. Guy played on the church softball team for years as the pitcher. Everyone loved “Pappy.” His train whistle was famous. He was an avid fisherman, fishing whenever he got a chance. He and Lois spent much time in Oklahoma fishing on Grand Lake. After Lois was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Guy faithfully and lovingly cared for her in their home with the help of their daughter Linda until the Lord took her to be with Him.
After marrying Rosie in October of 2004, they moved to Tonganoxie to be closer to family. Again, Guy cared for Rosie until her death in 2012. It is hard to capture a life of 97 years into a few words. Dad has meant so much to so many people. God and family meant everything to him. He loved his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, always asking about each one. He leaves a legacy of faithfulness, humility, contentment, doing the right thing, and most of all obeying JESUS. Some of the last words we heard from him were, “Be a witness, always be a witness.” Oh, how we would have all loved to be there when he was ushered into the presence of his Savior and heard the words, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of your rest.” To those of us who know, love, and obey JESUS, we can all say in unison, “We will see you
again.” He was preceded in death by: His parents, Mattie and Wilson Grimes, his wife Lois Grimes, his wife Rosie Grimes, eight brothers and sisters. Survivors include four children: Linda and Garry Caldwell, Tonganoxie, Kansas; Don and Betty Grimes, Olathe, Kansas; Sherin and Terri Grimes, Avon, Indiana; Wilson and Torenda Grimes, Spring Hill, Kansas. One sister Elna DeGrave, Kansas City, Kansas. 12 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren.

Memorial Contributions can be made in Guy's honor to support his granddaughter and her husband who are currently serving as missionaries in Turkey. Checks can be made out to Jeremiah & Karen Beltran and mailed to the Alden-Harrington Funeral Home, 214 Oak St., Bonner Springs, KS. 66012. Or made online at click on donate, then missionary number 113038.

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    Saturday, June 13th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Monticello Cemetery (Old Monticello Cemetery)
    21400 W 73rd Terr
    Shawnee, KS
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    Saturday, June 13th, 2020
    Rev. John Rink

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Cindy Ashby

Mr. Grimes spent many years serving on the Monticello Cemetery Association Board of Directors. He was at every meeting, providing input and opinion, giving guidance and helping make decisions. We truly appreciated his help and support. He was a such a sweet man, always with a smile. We will make a memorial contribution on behalf of the Cemetery Board. Cindy Kueker Ashby, Partsy Widmer Harmon, Mike Triebel, Larry Hodges, Patsy Lucas Allenbrand, Frances Lynn Duckworth and Vince Garrett.
Comment | Posted at 02:51pm via Condolence

renee weeks

Linda, I'm so sorry for your loss. He was always a bright smile when I would see him. Prayers during this time. Renee Weeks
Comment | Posted at 12:10am via Condolence

Patsy Lucas-Allenbrand

Linda, Don, Sherin, Wilson, and families,
Your Dad was someone I always looked up to and admired. Your folks were loved by many and your Dad showed his love and loyalty as he cared for your Mom and his 2nd wife. What integrity! I pray you will be filled with beautiful memories as you mourn the loss of his physical presence and rejoice in his Homecoming.
Patsy and Kenny Allenbrand
Comment | Posted at 08:28pm via Condolence

Rita Jones

Sherin and Wilson - we send our heartfelt condolences in the loss of your Dad. We were so glad to know he and your Mom through school events and bus rides. Please accept our condolences now and in the days ahead. Rita and Scott Jones
Comment | Posted at 07:09pm via Condolence

Cathy Matlack

We loved having Guy across the road from us here in Western Shawnee. He would share beautiful garden produce with us and he used to go with me to help prepare food and serve at the food kitchen in KCK. We loved his positive spirit, his gentle care for Lois and his stories about the service and his boxing days. He loved to show us how strong he still was, even in his 80's. He was a sweet and faithful man and we'll always remember him fondly. Cathy and Terry Matlack
Comment | Posted at 06:00pm via Condolence

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