Gladys Grim

Gladys S. Grim left this earth on November 22, 2007. She was 91 years young. Gladys Susan Stonger Grim Born July 17, 1916 in Benton County Missouri, married Clarence Foncannon Grim Oct 15, 1934 and he preceded her in death. She graduated from Kirksville High School and attended college at the NE Missouri State University. Gladys was a licensed Beauty Operator in Kirksville for many years and then worked as secretary at the University of Missouri Medical Center and retired from there. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church and a member of the Kirksville Eastern Star Chapter #184. She was preceded in death by her parents William Martin Stonger and Bessie Ivy Larmore Stonger of Kirksville, MO, and by her brothers Vernon Eugene Stonger, Huell Glenn Stonger, Ralph Franklin Stonger, Conrad Stonger and her sister Elenor Bernice Stonger Mink. She is survived by her sons Dr. Clarence E. Grim of Milwaukee, WI, Dr. Donald L. Grim of Boonville, MO, and daughters, Carolyn S. Grim of Plano, TX and Sarah A. Grim of Columbia, MO as well as 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Gladys was a wonderful mother, everyone?s friend and always a unique person with which to share a cup of coffee and conversation. Per her wishes cremation has been accorded and no services are planned. The family requests donations in her memory to either Columbia Second Chance, P.O. Box 10186, Columbia, MO 65205, or the Macular Degeneration Society.


  1. Linda on January 1, 1900 at 12:00 am

    My most heartfelt condolences to you, C.E. and family. Gladys was such a dear. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless.
    Love, Linda

  2. Barb (Mansfield) Youngblood on January 1, 1900 at 12:00 am

    I just read about your loss and wanted to extend my condolences. I think of your family fondly, even though it’s been close to 50 years since we were neighbors!

  3. Chris Mier on January 1, 1900 at 12:00 am

    Gladys was a real joy. She and my mother were terrific friends. I will always remember visiting Gladys whenever I visited my Mom in Columbia. She was always so hospitable and friendly.

  4. Letha Talton on October 6, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    I was looking through some old pics and ran across a pic of her. She truly warmed my heart. I took care of her at Candelight Lodge

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