Donald Gene “Burly” Grimes

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Donald Gene “Burly” Grimes, 83, of Aurora, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. He was born Nov. 4, 1937, in Los Angeles, Calif., the son of Leon and Ruby (Dandridge) Grimes.

He received his education at Greenfield school district in Oklahoma. After graduating high school, he moved to Wichita, Kan., and became the district manager for C.I.T. financial loan company. He was united in marriage to Freda Ellen Greek on Dec. 15,1960, in Miami, Okla. She passed away in 2008.

He married Wanda Jean (Williams) on Sept. 21, 2010, in Galena. He was a member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Aurora.

Survivors include: his wife Wanda of the home; one brother, Robert Grimes and wife Pam of Clearwater, Kan.

Services were held Monday, Sept. 20, at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Pastor Kevin Vanderlaan conducted the services. Burial was at Sparks Cemetery in Butterfield.

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