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Meredith L. Grimme

March 20, 1930 — October 23, 2017

Meredith L. Grimme, 87 of Sharpsville died at 12:38 p.m. on Monday, October 23, 2017 at Community Howard Regional Health as the result of an auto accident. His wife Lois Sue (Simms) Grimme also died in this accident. He was born in Tipton County on March 20, 1930 to Robert A. & Wilma (Driskell) Grimme. On February 19, 1954 he married Joyce A. Smith and she preceded him in death on November 12, 1968. He then married Lois Sue Simms on June 30, 1988.

Meredith retired from Delco Electronics in 1987. He was a member of the Methodist Church and also attended Liberty Baptist Church. Meredith served in the United States Army from 1954-1956. Meredith was known as a man who could fix anything. He was a skilled mechanic and assisted anyone who needed help. Meredith farmed from the time he was a child until 1971. He loved his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren very much and he will be missed and his memory cherished.

He is survived by two children, Carol J. Railey and her husband, William, Russiaville, Susan G. Phillips and her husband, Terry, Shelbyville; three step-children, Jeffrey T. Simms and wife Laura, Kokomo, Ricky D. Simms and his wife, Michele, Kokomo, Lisa D. Wylie and her husband, Michael, Indianapolis.

He is also survived by 15 grandchildren, Lauren Heller and husband Derek, William Railey III and companion Stacey Brown, David Railey and wife Hannah, Caitlin Phillips and companion Casey Aldridge, Daren Todd Simms and wife Kayla, Jacob Lewis Simms and wife Kortney, Amanda Vetor and companion Kyle Gibson, Kory Green, Christopher Ryan Simms, Brooke Yevgenia Simms, Ellie Darya Simms, Emma Valentina Simms, Meghan Elisabeth Knuckles and husband Ryan, Clayton Michael Wylie, Amanda Raelene Wylie; 11 great-grandchildren, Brogan Heller, Simon Hellor, Piper Heller, Isla Heller, Finnegan Railey, Clara Railey, Carter Simms, Skylar Simms, Addison Simms, Dash Gibson, and Mille Gibson.

He was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey N. Grimme; a brother, E. Robert Grimme; four sisters, Florence Thompson-Perry, Edith Teter, Roberta Troyer, Muriel Stronp.

Meredith and Lois’s funeral will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 28 at Young-Nichols Funeral Home with Revs. Bob and Ruth Lawson presiding and burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery, Tipton with Military Honors. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of the service on Saturday.

Memorial donations may be made to Bona Vista Programs, P.O. Box 2496, 1220 East Laguna, Kokomo, Indiana 46904.

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