Curtis L. Swanson
Funeral Home, Inc.
2386 State Route 118
Hunlock Creek, PA 18621
Phone: (570) 477-2500

Mildred Ida Grimes

Funeral Information

Home: Wilkes-Barre, PA
Date of Death: February 9, 2013
Place of Birth: Wilkes-Barre, PA
Birthdate: December 21, 1918
Age: 94
Interment: St. John's Cemetery, Butler Township, PA


MILDRED (HARRISON) GRIMES, age 94, went home to the Lord recently while at Geisinger South W-B, following a brief illness.

Mrs. Grimes was born in Wilkes-Barre on December 21, 1918, and was the daughter of the late Stanley Harrison and Sarah Drum Harrison Ramsey.

She attended Hazleton School and in her early years worked in the office of an area silk mill, she then spent the rest of her life as a homemaker/housewife,
and caretaker for both her mother Sarah and her husband Joseph, for many years
until their passing.

Mildred's hobbies included crossword & jigsaw puzzles, knitting, an avid reader of novels, she also had a passion for Cocker Spaniels and collecting stuffed
teddy bears (over 100 & naming each one) as well as spending many summer days in
Conyngham, visiting relatives and friends.

Her most recent challenge and highlight of her life was tracing her family tree, as she was very proud of the Drum family heritage, finding records dating back
to as early as 1702.

Preceding her in death besides her parents and husband was her brother Leroy, grandson Jeffrey and most recently her son Paul.

She is survived by Diane Grimes of Lake Silkworth, her daughter-in-law and
caretaker with whom she resided; numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and
great grandchildren, some of whom she never had the pleasure of knowing, and son
Thomas, Tunkhannock.

As per her request and final wishes, a private interment was held at St. John's Cemetery, Butler Twp.

Monetary donations if desired, may be sent to Diane to assist her with final

A heartfelt thank you to the caring staff at Geisinger South W-B for making her as comfortable as possible in her final hours.

Funeral arrangements were by the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home, Inc., corners of routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek.