Obituary: Beryl May Grim

     Mrs. Beryl May Grim, 86, of Nacogdoches, Texas, passed away Saturday, January 21, 2012, at The Arbor.

     Beryl was born March 22, 1925, in Harvey County, Kansas, as a daughter of Herbert Schuessler and Ella May Ringland Schuessler. She had lived most of her life in the Wichita, Kansas, area before moving to Nacogdoches in the 1990s.

     A homemaker and seamstress, Beryl was the owner of a weaving and yarn shop in Wichita prior to her retirement. Her career had also included working as a secretary for McConnell Air Force Base and The Coleman Company, as well as being a regional sales manager for the World Book Encyclopedia Company.

     She was married to James Ross Corkill on September 4, 1943, and he preceded her in death in 1982. On August 24, 1986, Beryl and Lowell D. Grim were married.

     She is survived by her husband, Lowell D. Grim of Nacogdoches; daughters, Cora Ray of Mission, Kansas, and Susan McGinn of Garden City, Kansas; sisters, Shirley Penner of Wichita, Kansas, Wanda Poppe of Valley Center, Kansas, and Nancy Ketterman of Rose Hill, Kansas; grandchildren, Tanya and Rich Paolo of North Attleboro, Massachusetts, Sarah and Joe Keating of Russellville, Arkansas, and Cathy and Wes Stevens of Olathe, Kansas; and great-grandchildren, Nic and Grace Paolo and Courtney and Emily Keating.

     In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty Gates; and a sister, LaVonne Meyer.

     Visitation will be held Monday, January 23, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Cason Monk-Metcalf, located at 5400 North St. in Nacogdoches, Texas.

     Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 26, at Sunnydale Park Cemetery in Wichita, Kansas.

     In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Fredonia Hill Baptist Church, 1711 South St., Nacogdoches, TX 75964-6152; or Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75701-6623.

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