Mona LaVerne Grimes, 85, passed away Sunday, July 8, 2018 in Carrollton. Visitation will be, Wednesday, July 11, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Morrison Funeral Home. A Graveside service will follow at 11:30 a.m. in Newcastle Cemetery under the direction of Morrison Funeral Home.
LaVerne was born February 14, 1933 in Newcastle to the late Marshall and Lillian (Morris) DeLong. She graduated from Newcastle High School where she enjoyed playing volleyball and cheerleading. She married Delbert Grimes in 1964 and he preceded her in death on April 12, 2013. LaVerne was an active member of First United Methodist Church and the Circuit Riders Sunday School Class. Along with her husband she had a great love for the family farm West of Graham. LaVerne enjoyed spending time with her four grandsons and following their sports and school activities.
Survivors include; daughter, Marsha Walden and husband Paul of Addison; son, Lynn Grimes and wife CeCe of Peaster; grandsons, Jacob Winstel of Dallas, Samuel Winstel of Washington, DC., Matthew and Joseph Grimes of Peaster; brother, James DeLong of Graham.
LaVerne was preceded in death by a brother, Marshall Wade DeLong and son-in-law Andy Winstel.