OBITUARY - HELEN GRIMM THOMAS
Helen GRIMM THOMAS, daughter of George and Anna GRIMM, was born on a farm near
Grand River, Iowa, December 12, 1908, and died October 4, 1986 in the hospital at Cedar
Rapids, Iowa. Her wish was to be cremated.
She attended the Foland School near Grand
River. She was united in marriage October 16, 1926 to Creston GILREATH of Diagonal,
Iowa. To this union one daughter, Jacqueline, was born. They separated later and Helen
married Bruce THOMAS. To this union was born one son, Steven.
Surviving are her
husband, Bruce; daughter Jacqueline GILRETH; son Steve; two brothers: Wayne GRIMM of
Linden, Iowa and Earl GRIMM of Slater, Iowa; three sisters: Blanche COON of Murray,
Iowa, Ruby KELLY of Clarinda, Iowa, and Inez CREES of Grand River, Iowa.
SOURCE: genealogical clippings of Norma G. (FOLAND) BECKER
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, 2008
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