Marjorie Grim | Obituaries |

Marjorie Grim passed away from this life to join her husband, Bill, on July 22. She was born on March 22, 1930 in Scotland Co., Missouri to Lee Roy and Dorothy (Wells) Luther.

After graduating from Bloomfield High School, she trained as a nurse and earned her nursing cap in 1952 at Broadlawns in Des Moines. On January 30, 1951, she married the love of her life, William H. (Bill) Grim. They went through life side by side while raising six children on the family farm. Bill died of this life on December 23, 2002 after nearly 52 years together.

Marjorie (or Marge as she was often called by many) touched countless lives during her time here on earth. Her nursing career was primarily spent at the Gilfillan Clinic in support of Dr. Henry Perry. He was a people person who really enjoyed the daily interactions with patients.

She deeply loved her family who showed up in so many ways. Each of her children and grandchildren at some point received a quilt that was handmade and hand quilted by her. She also sewed many outfits for children and grandchildren. Cross-stitch work was another favorite pastime. Reading, cooking, bird watching, gardening, crocheting, knitting and crosswords were some of the many things she enjoyed. She never met a flower she didn’t like. Later in life she took up oil painting and made special paintings for each of her children.

Marjorie was a dedicated and proud fan of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team. She rarely missed a televised game and was even able to attend a game in person a few years ago, which she greatly enjoyed. She also enjoyed bowling with her husband and, later, with her daughters. Many fun bowling tournament trips have been organized over the years.

Marjorie is survived by six children: Richard (Deb), Donna, David (Shonda), Mark (Rena), Laura Rickelman (Steve) and John (Penny). There are too many grandchildren and great-grandchildren to count, but not too many to love. She was predeceased by brothers Vernon and Roger. She will forever be remembered and loved by all.

Her family is forever grateful to the staff at Good Samaritan in Ottumwa for the excellent and loving care they have received over the past few months.

A Celebration of Life will be held Aug. 28 at the 4-H Building at the Davis County Fairgrounds from 2-4 p.m. A memorial scholarship will be established and given to a person entering the nursing profession in the hope that they will love this career as they did. Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield is helping the family and online condolences can be directed to

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