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Gladys Grimm

June 26, 1913 ~ June 24, 2019

Gladys Lois Cottle Grimm, daughter of Beulah Marie Robinson Cottle and Roy Melvin Cottle, was born June 26, 1913 on a farm 3 miles north and 3 miles west of South Haven, Kansas. She died at the Caldwell Hospital June 24th, 2 days from her 106th birthday.

At the age of 6 her family moved to a farm 2 miles north of Drury and that was where she was raised. She attended grade school at Stony Point, a country school south of their home. She graduated from South Haven High School. She did substitute teaching in country schools for one year, then taught one year in Greenman School 2 miles north of Caldwell.

She was married May 20, 1934 to Harry William Grimm, son of Susan Rootes Thorton Grimm and Albert Daniel Grimm. She and Harry moved onto a farm 8 miles west of Caldwell. Their first son Karl was born April 7, 1935; their second son Keith was born September 29, 1937.

Harry and Gladys attended Baily Presbyterian Church where Gladys taught youth class and was a substitute superintendent. In 1935 they became members of the Caldwell Methodist Church. Gladys was a member of the Women’s Society of Christian Service where she was past president and past vice-president. She was also chairperson of many different circles.

She is preceded in death by both parents, her husband, Harry, 2 sisters; Lillian Johnson and Eunice Ingle, both of Caldwell and 1 brother, Fred, of South Haven.

She is survived by her 2 sons; Karl (Darlene) of Caldwell; Keith (Elizabeth) of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; 3 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

A Quote by Gladys at the age of 99

“I have such wonderful friends and family. God has blessed me in so many ways. I plan, when I finally get to heaven, to kneel at God’s feet and thank him for all the wonderful things he has done for me. In life there are good times and bad, but the good times outdo the bad. I love the good times and so far can handle the bad.”

A graveside service will be held 1:00 p.m. Thursday, at the Caldwell City Cemetery, Caldwell, Kansas.

Memorials may be given in memory of Gladys to the Sumner County Hospital District #1, Sunflower Cottage or to the American Cancer Society and may be left in care of the mortuary.

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She was a wonderful Grandmother.

Marc Shields - 06/26/2019

I will never forget her farm lunches/dinners when family was visiting out on the farm. She would be working everything from "scratch"receipes passed down from the Strubles/Grimms for like 100 yrs! Men weren't allowed in the kitchen...but we were allowed thru to the restroom...she was pleasent about it...but firm. It was well worth the wait EVERY TIME. Countless family meals so unique I will never forget. After we said Grace....YUM! I always enjoyed Gladys and Harrys visits. May God Bless Her and her Family.


To the family of Gladys Grimm,

Jim A. Fuhrmann - 06/28/2019

I remember my grandma Flora Iva Fuhrmann and Gladys telling me stories at different times about how much they enjoyed their friendship. The first thing I thought when I learned of Gladys having passed is that they are rejoicing in being together again, that Grandma was there to meet her and welcome her home.



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