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Myrtle Grimsley, Adair County, KY (1919-2014)

She was the matriarch of a highly regarded Adair County, KY, family. She was the daughter of the late Clarence Gillium & Mary Elizabeth Yates Breeding of Gradyville, KY. She was a member of Columbia Baptist Church, the Women's Missionary Union at Columbia Baptist, a homemaker, and assisted her late husband Ples in the jewelry business. She leaves 5 direct living descendants and four step descendants.
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Myrtle Grimsley age 94 years of Columbia, KY, passed away Tuesday, February 25, 2014 in Campbellsville, KY.

Funeral services will be Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 1pmCT, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, with Dr. Michael O'Neal officiating. Interment will be in Haven Hill Cemetery, 1276 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 4pmCT, Friday, February 28, 2014, at the funeral home.

Myrtle Grimsley, Adair County, KY (1919-2014)

She was born on Wednesday, April 23, 1919 in Gradyville, Adair County, KY. She was the daughter of the late Clarence Gillium & Mary Elizabeth Yates Breeding. She died Tuesday, February 25, 2014, in Campbellsville, Taylor County, KY, at the age of 94 years, 10 months, and 2 days.

She was the widow of Ples Grimsley who preceded her in death on June 18, 1989.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers and one sister, Carl Breeding, Marvin Breeding and Bertha Willis

She is survived by the following:
  • One son: Charles Grimsley & his wife Holly of Columbia, KY

  • Two daughters: Charlotte Curry & her husband Ronald of Greensburg, KY; and Mary Ann Zrake and her husband Steven of Grapevine, Texas

  • Two grandchildren: Madeira Jianne Curry & Michael Christopher Partin & his girlfriend Kathleen Cox

  • Two step-grandchildren: Nicole Zrake & Heidi Zrake and Step-grandson Steven Blackwelder & his wife Michelle

  • Step-great grandson: Chase Blackwelder

  • Many nieces and nephews

  • Special friend Sheila Taylor

  • A host of other relatives and friends
Mrs. Grimsley was a member of Columbia Baptist Church, the WMU at Columbia Baptist, a homemaker and assisted her late husband Ples in the jewelry business.

Send a condolence of the family of Myrtle Grimsley

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, in charge of arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to the Kentucky Christian Academy in Campbellsville, KY, or Gideon Bibles and may be made at the funeral home.

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Myrtle Grimsley, Adair County, KY (1919-2014)

2014-02-25 - 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY - Photo from Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

Myrtle Grimsley, Adair County, KY (1919-2014)

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