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ST. JOSEPH -- Nadine Virginia Grimes, 85, of St. Joseph
passed away peacefully into the arms of her loving Savior at 6
a.m. on Thursday, March 13, 2003, at Lakeland Hospital in
St. Joseph, after a short illness. She had spent the last nine
years of her life at the Country Manor Care Center in
Bridgman, where she was cared for with great love and
compassion by Debbie and Richard Ruff, their children and
their staff.
Nadine (Nee Chapman) was born to John and Maude
(Carroll) Chapman in Baroda, on Nov. 29, 1917. On July 24,
1937, she married Frank \"Burleigh\" Grimes at St. Mary\'s
Catholic Church in Niles. Nadine and Frank had a busy,
wonderful life together for 43 years. They traveled all over
the U.S. and to several foreign countries, until Frank\'s passing
on Dec. 15, 1980.
They moved to Fairplain in July of 1954. Nadine worked for
Totzke Realtors. She also had a large clientele as an Avon
lady for several years. She and Frank and children joined St.
Joseph Catholic Church, where Nadine belonged ot the
Marian Guild Auxiliary. Nadine and Frank loved to golf and
were members of the Berrien Hills Country Club. Nadine won
several 9-hole club championships. She and Frank were also
members of the St. Joseph Elks Lodge. Nadine was a former
member of the Maccabee Ladies in Niles, a Girl Scout leader,
and a Memorial Hospital volunteer in the coffee shop. In
earlier years, she liked to play bingo, was an avid reader, and
loved and enjoyed all kinds of animals.
Nadine is survived by four children -- Patty (Philip) Damico
of St. Joseph, Peggy Shepherdson of China, Judy Nicklo of
Fresno, Calif., and Mike Grimes of Stevensville;
grandchildren -- Tom Damico of Texas, Steve Damico of
Stevensville, and Mike and John Damico of St. Joseph, Gary
Shepherdson of Berrien Springs, Shari Smallwood of Florida
and Mary Linn of Niles, Chris Nicklo of California and Angie
Nicklo of Kentucky. Nadine is also survived by 20
Besides her beloved \"Burleigh,\" Nadine was preceded in
death by her parents; six brothers and three sisters; and her
granddaughter, Deborah Marie Damico, in 1960.
We all loved you very much Mom and will miss you, but you
are with Daddy now and we can rejoice that you are together
in Heaven.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, with a
prayer service at 7 p.m. at Starks & Menchinger Family
Funeral Home, 2650 Niles Road, St. Joseph. Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at
St. Joseph Catholic Church in St. Joseph. Entombment will
follow at Silverbrook Cemetery in Niles. In lieu of flowers,
memorials may be made to Animal Aid or the Humane
Society of Southwestern Michigan. Friends wishing to send
condolences may do so at the family guest book at