Mary K. Grimes, 72, of Lacon formerly of Goodfield, IL passed away at 5:40 a.m. on Friday February 8, 2013 at her home in Lacon. She was born on December 20, 1940 in Normal, IL to the late Cecil and Ruth (Holliger) McDonald. She married John Potts in October of 1963 and later married Merle Grimes on June 14, 1978; he preceded her in death on July 5, 2005.
She is survived by four sons, Clint (Shelly) Potts of Chandler, AZ, Jim Potts of Peoria, IL, Joe (Lori) Potts of Bloomingdale, IL, Louis (Amber) Grimes of Lacon, IL; one step-daughter, Valerie Grimes of Lacon, IL; one brother CR (Betty) McDonald of Goodfield, IL, one sister Creta (Harold) Wilson of Canton, IL; grandchildren Cassidy and Ryan Potts of AZ and Lily Potts of IL; step grandchildren Travis, Leena and JW Denham of IL; and many nieces and nephews.
Mary graduated from St. Francis School of Nursing and worked as a Registered Nurse. She retired from nursing after a work related injury at Zeller Mental Health Center. During her career as an RN, she worked in numerous positions in the health field.
Mary enjoyed playing the piano, feeding the birds and shopping. She enjoyed attending church at the United Methodist Church in Brimfield and numerous bible studies in the area.
Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday February 11, 2013 at Lenz Memorial Home in Lacon. Services will be at 11:00 a. m. on Tuesday February 12, 2013 at The Brimfield United Methodist Church, with a visitation one hour prior to service . The Reverend Leonard Thomas will officiate. Burial will be in the Lacon cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Brimfield United Methodist Church in Brimfield, IL.