Marian Janet Grimes
Marian Janet Grimes
  • January 18, 1941 - March 28, 2017
  • Kansas City, Missouri

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Janet, daughter of Martin A. White and Marian Beth “Betty” (Wade) White, was born in Emporia, Kansas on January 18, 1941, she is survived by her husband, Jim Grimes; her daughter, Penny; her son & daughter-in-law, Kevin & Angie; her grandchildren, Mikayla, Marina, Dominic, Jadyn, and Morgan; great grandchildren, Jayden, Jayla, and Kiya; her brother, Martin (Marty) A. White; sister-in- law, Sharon White; nephews, Danny White, Jim White, Aaron White, Allen White, and Brett Trammell; and niece, Theresa White.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Roger A. White.

Janet was married to her high school sweetheart, Jim on November 21, 1959. Janet and Jim were rarely apart in their over sixty year courtship. Janet was an advocate for those less fortunate than herself and during her life worked with programs for unwed mothers and for the physically and mentally disabled. She worked over twenty years at Maple Woods Community College as an Assistant Director of the College Experience for Adults with Developmental Disabilities (CEADD). Janet enjoyed being active square dancing, roller skating and competition roller skating, and travel. She enjoyed music and going to music shows and performances. Janet loved animals and especially her dogs. She and Jim loved to go camping, making many trips to the Ozarks and the Branson area. Janet enjoyed the outdoors and walks in nature.

Janet was a loving wife, mother and friend; who will be missed by many.

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Wayside Waifs Animal Shelters, Kansas City.

Visitation will be Saturday April 1, 2017, 2-4 PM at White Chapel Funeral Home, 6600 N Antioch RD Gladstone, MO 64119 (816-452-8419)