OBITUARY

Frances Grim Havens

February 16, 1952January 26, 2019

Frances Grim Havens, 66, passed away at her new home on Saturday, January 26, 2019, following a brief illness. She was born on February 16, 1952, to Pineil and Barbara (Gentry) Grim, in Muncie, Indiana. Frances was a 1970 graduate of Daleville High School. She was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary and advocated for veterans to receive their benefits. Frances was also a member of the Indiana Association of Spiritualists. Her hobbies included cooking, gardening, and spending time with and spoiling her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Frances is survived by her daughter, Christina Ryle Grim; shared son, David Smith; sister, Cassandra Ryle; brother, Samuel (Dawn) Grim; grandchildren, Merea Osthagen, Mikala Rich, Robert Farley, Angela Smith, and Damian Smith; great-grandchildren and step-grandchildren; step-children, Wendy Wisnieski and Jeremy Havens; two aunts, several cousins, nieces, nephews, and close friends. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Russell Havens; step-son, Derek Havens; brother, Pineil Grim, Jr., and grandson-in-law, Eric Murphy. A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, February 7, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Elm Ridge Funeral Home, 4600 West Kilgore Avenue, Muncie, Indiana, 47304. A private family burial will take place at Elm Ridge Memorial Park. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at: elmridgefuneralhome.com

  • FAMILY

  • Christina Ryle Grim, Daughter
  • David Smith, Shared Son
  • Cassandra Ryle, Sister
  • Samuel Grim, Brother
  • Merea Osthagen, Grandchild
  • Mikala Rich, Grandchild
  • Robert Farley, Grandchild
  • Angela Smith, Grandchild
  • Damian Smith, Grandchild
  • Wendy Wisnieski, Step-Child
  • Jeremy Havens, Step-Child
  • Pineil Grim, Father
  • Barbara Grim, Mother
  • Derek Havens, Step-Son
  • Pineil Grim Jr., Brother
  • Eric Murphy, Grand-Son-In-Law
  • Frances also leaves great-grandchildren; step-grandchildren; two aunts; and several cousins, nieces, nephews, and close friends to cherish her loving memory.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Thursday, February 7, 2019
REMEMBERING

Frances Grim Havens

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James Atkinson

February 5, 2019

Sorry to hear about Frances passing. I lived with her family in Daleville in 1970-71. She was there for me when my mother passed away. If you need anything contact me at my email.
With Love,
James Atkinson

CASSANDRA RYLE

February 4, 2019

I will only remember the good times

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Biography

Frances Grim Havens was known as many things to many people. She was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew her best, Frances will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

       She was the daughter of Pineil and Barbara Grim.

       She had two brothers, Samuel Grim and Pineil Grim, Jr.

Frances graduated from Daleville High School in 1970.

       She enjoyed her leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. Frances enjoyed cooking, gardening, and spending time with and spoiling her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed sharing her interests with others.

      Throughout her life, Frances liked to keep busy. She was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary, advocating for veterans to receive their benefits, and a member of the Indiana Association of Spiritualists.

      Frances passed away on January 26, 2019 at her residence following a brief illness. She is survived by daughter, Christina Ryle Grim; shared son, David Smith; step-children, Wendy Wisnieski and Jeremy Havens; grandchildren, Merea Osthagen, Mikala Rich, Robert Farley, Angela Smith, and Damian Smith; several great-grandchildren and step-grandchildren; two aunts; and several cousins, nieces, nephews and close friends. Services were held at Elm Ridge Funeral Home, 4600 West Kilgore Avenue, Muncie, Indiana 47304 and she was laid to rest in Elm Ridge Memorial Park.

      Simply stated, Frances was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by her family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Frances leaves behind her a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life she touched will always remember Frances Grim Havens.