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Mary Toomey Bonwinkor Grimes
Sunrise: August 23, 1932   Sunset: February 4, 2018

The Grimes, Toomey, Bonwinkor, Korti, Galimah, Jackson and Tanue families regret to announce the death of their mother, sister, aunt, grandaunt, and cousin Mrs. Mary Toomey Bonwinkor Grimes. This sad event occurred on Sunday, February 5, 2018 at her residence in Coffee Farm, Township of Caldwell following a brief illness.

She leaves to mourn her loss her Children, Florence Jackson, Benoni Tarr Grimes (Caroline), Edward William Grimes Bonwinkor, Jr.,Julia Grimes Tanue, Janjay Grimes (Vivian), Patricia Grimes; brother, Alfred Toomey; two sisters-in-law, Amy Grimes and Nancy Grimes cousins, Joseph Toomey; Nephew, Noah Toomey, Grandchildren Vedilla Korti, Dakontee, Coretta, Corazon, Macucu, Sandie, Massa, Basi, Princess, Darius, Levi, Elkana and Alfreda among 14 Grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; and several other nephews and nieces and a host of relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Mr. Edward Bonwinkor Grimes, Sr. 

Teacher Mary Grimes was a veteran educator who taught at many schools and institutions in the Republic of Liberia. She was one of the founding teachers of the Saint Mary’s Catholic School in Duala. Mrs. Grimes later took a teaching assignment at the Samuel Doe Memorial Institute in the Borough of New Kru Town. She served at the Ministry of Education Adult Education Program for many years.

The Celebration of the Life and Times of Mary Toomey Grimes is as follows:

In the USA

Memorial Service

Saturday, February 24, 2018, Time: 10:00 AM

Trinity Episcopal Church

1415 S 6th Ave, Anoka, MN 55303


In Liberia

Wake Keeping 
Friday, March 9, 2018 
6:30pm - 9pm
Saint’s Peter’s Episcopal Church
Lower Caldwell, Township of Caldwell
, Liberia

Celebration of Life 
Saturday, March 10, 2018 
9am - 11am
Saint’s Peter’s Episcopal Church
Lower Caldwell, Township of Caldwell

Saint’s Peter’s Episcopal Church Cemetery
Lower Caldwell, Township of Caldwell

For further information, you may contact:


Benoni Grimes 6127352585

Janjay Grimes  7637322610

Dekontee Korti 336883295

Caroline Grimes 6127352585


Florence Jackson +231 886 460 258

Edward Grimes   +231 886 790 450

Julia Grimes Tanue +231 886600223

Vedilla Korti           +231 886912503