Helen Louise (Foster) Grimes

Sept. 27, 1942-Dec. 31, 2020


Helen Louise (Foster) Grimes, 78, of Crawfordsville passed away Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, at Franciscan Health Lafayette East. 

She was born Sept. 27, 1942, at Peoria, Illinois, to the late James Milton and Martha Elizabeth (Meaike) Foster. 

Helen graduated from Wallace High School in 1960 and last worked at Lafayette Venetian Blind Company before she retired. She was very dedicated to Church Alive in Crawfordsville and loved all her church family and the children. She worked with the children in Children’s Church.

She loved the Lord and never missed a day reading her bible and journaling when she was able. She led praise and worship at several nursing homes for many years. She loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren very much. For Christmas she always crocheted or made something special for all her grandchildren. 

She is survived by her three sons, Daniel (Kimberly) Ricketts, Ronnie (Christie) Sheldon and Robbie Sheldon; daughter-in-law Tammy Ricketts; step-daughter Tanya (Danny) Stewart; six siblings, Georgetta (Charles) Starnes, Judy (Don) Leeke, Rodger (Sue) Foster, Patty (Tom) Crowder, Susan (Larry) Dalton and Salli (Ray) Keeler; sister-in-law Earlene Foster; 16 grandchildren, Jon (Brida) Ricketts, Chris (Loretta) Ricketts, Andy (Abbie) Ricketts, Joni (Earnie) Miller, Tony (Angela) Ricketts, Brett Sheldon, Mackenzie (Jake) Wolfe, Loren (Dustin) Rockhill, Kionni (Justin) Bigler, Hayden (Tari) Harshman, Austin Harshman, Kenlie Harshman Solano, Cody Snider, Asher Stewart, Haley Stewart and Tabitha Landreth; 25 great-grandchildren, Tristan, Nicholas, McKala, Kiley, Carter, Cambree, Shaylin, Kayden, Braylen, Meagan, Samuel, Brooklyn, Korbyn, Emma, Branson, Bowen, Baylor, Evelyn, Kade, Kolby, Cal, Killian, Jason, Braydon and Trayton; and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Albert; brothers, Bob and Jim Foster; son David Ricketts; and daughter-in-law Kim Sheldon. 

There will be a graveside service at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16 at Mace Community Cemetery, with Pastor Dan Mathews officiating. The service will be recorded and can be viewed on her obituary page at www.sandersfuneralcare.com. Sanders Priebe Funeral Care entrusted with care.

Memorial donations may be given to Church Alive, 1203 E. Main St, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.

Share memories and condolences online at www.sandersfuneralcare.com.


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