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Garnette LeAnna Grimes

Garnette LeAnna Grimes, age 84, of New Oxford, PA, formerly of Taneytown, Maryland, died peacefully on Friday, December 21, 2012 at the Gettysburg Hospital.

Born on September 27, 1928 in Adams County, PA, she was the daughter of the late John W. Reever and Anna Margaret (Gordon) Reever. Twice married, she was predeceased by her first husband, Earl R. Wiles and by her second husband, Sheridan L. Grimes.

After her family moved to Maryland Garnette attended school, graduating from Emmitsburg High School in 1945. She has always had a love of singing and performed in school operettas and later singing in church choirs and the Community Chorus in Taneytown. She also loved to whistle and when she heard music the whistling came spontaneously. In later years she volunteered at Carroll County Food Sunday, and at St. Catherine’s Nursing Center.

She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Taneytown, the Fun Bunch of the church. Surviving are her son, Duane V. Wiles of Spring Grove, PA; sister, Alma Bair of New Oxford, PA and brother, J. Wilbur Reever of New Midway, MD. Also surviving are 3 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild.

She was pre-deceased by a daughter, Christine E. Crum; brothers, Cletus N. and Glenn O. Reever; sisters, Gladys C. Nusbaum and Beatrice Waybright.

Services were held at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Taneytown. Interment was in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.

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