Mrs. Michele M. Grimes, age 71, passed away on December 21, 2020, at her home in Gulfport, MS.
Michele was born December 15, 1949 in Beardstown, the daughter of Millicent Parlier Booton and the late John Donnelly Booton, who passed away on March 11, 1984. She was a graduate of both Beardstown High School Class of 1968 and Atlantic Airline School in 1969. She worked in the commercial shipping division of Atlantic Airlines for a number of years. She married Michael Grimes on November 8, 1969, and he passed away on January 16, 2000. She was also preceded in death by her nephew, Sean M. Booton, who passed away on March 3, 2015. She is also preceded in death by her aunt, Mary Mitchell of Springfield, and her uncle, Joseph Parlier of Rockport, TX.
Michele is survived by her son, Senior Chief (Ret.) M. Brent Grimes, and his wife Tessa; one granddaughter, Hunter D. Grimes all of Gulfport, MS; mother, Millicent Booton of Beardstown, IL; one Brother, Michael Booton, and his wife Joyce of Springfield; one great-nephew, Benjamin Booton of Belgium; one aunt, Ilene Divjak of Auburn, and seven cousins.
A private graveside service will be held at St. Alexius Catholic Cemetery in Beardstown. Colwell Memorial Home in Beardstown is in charge of local arrangements.
In lieu of flowers memorials have been suggested to Dr. Stan Korsemeyer Science Education Fund, St. Alexius Catholic Cemetery, or to the donor’s choice, C/O Colwell Memorial Home, 515 S. State Street, Beardstown, IL 62618.
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