Nelda White Grimes, 97, of Speegleville, passed away September 9, 2021 in Waco, Texas. Graveside services will be Wednesday morning at 11:00 A.M. with visitation prior to the service from 9:00 to 10:30 at Clifton Funeral Home. Burial will be at Clifton Cemetery, Clifton, Texas.
Nelda was the 7th of 8 children born to Fred William Krueger and Martha Olga Behnke. She was born December 22, 1923. She was born in Valley Mills, Texas. After graduating High School, was employed as a waitress in a café and later as a sales clerk at Service Drug Store, both in Clifton, Texas. It was at the drugstore that Pat White’s father introduced Pat to Nelda. In June 1946, Pat and Nelda married. To this union 2 children were born; James Richard and Mary Kathryne. Tragedy struck when on November 22, 1961, James passed away as the result of a deer hunting accident.
After Pat’s death in 1996, Nelda married Edwin Grimes in October 1998. After nearly 13 years of marriage, Edwin passed away in June 2011.
Nelda was preceded in death by her parents; 7 siblings; son James; Pat White; Edwin Grimes. Surviving Nelda is her loving daughter, Mary; 3 stepchildren, Sallie Kennedy (Albert), Fred Grimes (Nancy), and John Grimes (Darcie); 7 step grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Also surviving Nelda is a host of relatives and friends.
Honorary pallbearers are Tom White, Claude White, Gus Krueger Jr., Jerry Bell, Milton Zander and Steve Robertson.
Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 211 S. Ave. G, Clifton, Texas 76634.
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