KISTER, W.Va. — Geraldine “Jean” McDowell, 77, of Kistler, danced her way through Heaven’s gate Thursday, May 9, 2013, following complications that occurred during heart surgery.
Born August 6, 1935, in Logan County, she was a daughter of the late Leander and Martha Watkins Samson. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Walter Grimmett; an infant son, Moss Grimmett; and a very special grandson, Michael Grimmett, with whom she will be laid to rest.
Jean was a homemaker. She was a spunky independent woman that loved life and lived every day as if it were her last. She loved to sing, dance, play bingo, and voice her opinion.
She will be sadly missed by her children, Walter Junebug (Pam) Grimmett of Weston, Theresa (James) Isaacs of Earling, Vivian (Johnny) Bowen of Accoville, Patricia Rost of Boston, Mass., Paul (Shirley) Grimmett of New Orleans, La., Diane Freeman of South Weymouth, Mass., Gary Grimmett of Dellechasse, La.,and Sandy Kay Waterman, Michael (Mary) Grimmett, and Dollie (Tommy) Wood, all of Rhode Island. Twenty-six grandchildren are left to cherish her memory. A special nephew, Randall Samson; one very special great-granddaughter, Rileigh Bowen, and numerous other great-grandchildren will miss her.
Services will be held at noon Wednesday, May 15, at Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home Chapel at Man with Brother Cecil Bartram officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to services Wednesday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Condolences may be left at www. krantzmcneelyfuneralhome.com
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home at Man.