Kathryn A. (Crane) Grimes

Kathryn A. (Crane) Grimes, 95, of Alverado, Texas, formerly of Newton, died on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at the Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas.

A funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1115 S. Eighth Ave. E. in Newton. The family will greet friends from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Memorials to the Sacred Heart Society, Jasper County Historical Museum or to the Jasper County Animal Rescue League and Humane Society may be left at the church at the time of the service or at the Wallace Family Funeral Home. Memorials may also be mailed to the funeral home; add Attn: Grimes Family on the envelope.

Kathryn A. (Crane) Grimes, the daughter of Thomas and Mary Ellen (McCarty) Crane was born on Jan. 31, 1918, in Albia, Iowa. She graduated from Albia High School.

On Jan. 29, 1940, Kathryn was united in marriage with Jack R. Grimes in Albia. They moved to Newton in 1950. Kathryn was a homemaker and had worked part-time for the S.S. Kresge and Jupiter Stores in Newton. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Newton. Kathryn loved being with her family especially her grandchildren and their families. She was an avid reader and enjoyed doing ceramics, cooking and crafts. Kathryn moved to Alverado, Texas with her daughter in 2010.

Those left to honor Kathryn’s memory are her children, Reggie (Sherry) Grimes of Johnston and Georgene Breckenridge of Alverado, Texas, and 17 grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Jack R. Grimes in 2004; two sons, Ronnie and Steve Grimes; and six brothers and sisters, Jim, Regina, Thomas “Dutch”, Mildred, Joe and Helen.