Mary Lois Grimm

On August 5, 2019 in the year of our Lord, Mary Lois Hedges Grimm, a dedicated and loving wife to Jim Grimm joined him and her mother “Hedgie” at Heaven’s Gate.

Mary Lois was born at St. James Hospital on July 15, 1925 and was the daughter of Artimus & Ester (Wilkins) Hedges and the step-daughter of Thomas Dean.

She will be remembered as a life-long member of Park United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school.  She also mentored teachers along with her four children, Carol Marie, Paul James, Mary Beth and Rebecca Sue, in the ways of the Lord.

Mary Lois was a graduate of Hornell High School, class of 1943 and spent several years active in her alumni class projects. To honor her in lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Hornell High School Memorial Scholarship Fund.

She was a dedicated partner in several family businesses, most notably Memory Studio and Tree Barn.

Mary Lois was president of the local chapter of the American Field Service through which she gained another son, Ronnie Ball and allowed her daughter, Mary Beth, to spend a summer in Uganda (Africa).

Mary Lois was preceded in death by her husband, James Grimm; mother, Ester Wilkens Hedges Dean; father Artimus Hedges; stepfather Thomas Dean; uncles Raymond, Charles, Lymon, and Harold Wilkins.

Left to honor her are her children, Carol Marie (John) LaSalle of Jupiter, FL, Paul James (Brenda) Grimm of Marshall, TX, Mary Beth (Carl) Lindquist of Greensboro, NC and Rebecca Sue (Ralph) Bailey of Bradford, PA; her brothers, David (Barbara) Hedges of Hornell, NY, Phillip (Nancy) Hedges of North Augusta, SC.  Also left to honor her are 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at The First United Methodist Church of Hornell, Webbs Crossing Road, Hornell, NY on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 2:00 PM.  Final interment will follow at the Arkport Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.

Hornell High School Memorial Scholarship Fund donations should be sent to HHS Alumni Association, PO Box 135, Hornell, NY 14843.

4 Responses to “Mary Lois Grimm”

  1. Kim Clifford Wood says:

    Thinking of you all in the loss of your wonderful Mom. How blessed I was to have known her. The faith and joy of Jesus in her heart, was such an inspiration to me from my teen years on. I know her welcome in Heaven from your Dad and grandmother were joyous. So many special memories of both your Mom and Dad…. Sending sympathy and hugs to you all.

  2. Martha Williams says:

    My deepest sympathy to you Mary Beth and your whole family.
    Sending prayers for you at this difficult time.
    Martha Williams

  3. Martha and Janet Painter says:

    So sorry to lose your mom. Mom has fond memories of double dating with Jim and Mary Lou at country club events and around town in Hornell. They were close and cherished friends. Mom was very sad when they moved away. Always remember your mom as being upbeat and chipper- a real sweetheart. Martha and Janet Painter

  4. Thomas Wood says:

    Hello Beth, Becky, Carol and Paul

    With tears in eyes, please know I was saddened today to learn of your mom’s passing on August 1st. Your mother was one of the kindest, most caring people I ever had the sincere privilege of knowing. I am grateful she had such a long life. I hope that she was peaceful and comfortable during her last days.

    Please accept my heart felt condolences and know that I loved and respected both of your parents more than you may know.

    With fond memories of you all,

    Tom Wood