Velma Mae Grimes

Velma Mae Grimes, 89, Westmoreland, formerly of Woodston and Norton, died Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, at the Onaga Community Hospital.

She was born Nov. 28, 1931,  in Paradise to ArneyLee and Maude Louise (Dwinelle) Hoopes.  She was a 1950 graduate of Paradise High School.

She married James Grimes on Sept. 13, 1953. He preceded her in death. She worked at her mom’s Cafe’ in Paradise.

She was a member of Evangelical United Brethren until later merging with the Methodist church becoming a United Methodist. She later then moved her membership to the Norton First United Methodist church.   

Survivors include five daughters, Debra Mavis (Terry), Janet Look (Chuck), Valinda Luttig, Ruth Shelite (Monte) and Lori Grimes;  her grandkids and great-grands  her siblings; Larry Hoopes (Marilyn), Glen Hoopes (Rae Jean), Pat Preston (Weldon), Linda Beisner (Ron), Jack Hoopes (Sandy), Terry Hoopes (Sheila); and wife of brother, Delphan, Jean.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Marjorie and Lloyd Schneider; a brother, Delphan Hoopes; her parents; and a daughter, Marlynn Sue Covert.

A gathering, celebrating Velma’s life, will be held at a later date.

Published on December 29, 2020