Ann Grimes, 102

Pursued interest in the arts and nature

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Ann Grimes (nee Berman), 102, died on Jan. 17, 2018. She grew up in Evansville, Indiana, moved to Chicago after college, and lived in Oak Park before settling in River Forest. She worked in advertising until her retirement. Before and after her retirement, she touched and inspired many who joined her in the pursuit of her interests in the arts and in nature. She was an active volunteer for the Women's Advertising Club of Chicago, the League of Women Voters, the Poetry Reading Group at the Oak Park Public Library, the Lyric Opera, the Morton Arboretum, and the Field Museum (where she led a tour on "the sex lives of plants." Her interests took her touring to many places in North America and to Europe, South America, and Africa. 

Ann Grimes is survived by her nieces, nephews, and their children and grandchildren. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to any of the organizations listed above, or the Chicago Symphony, or Nature Conservancy. 

A celebration of Ann's life will be planned for the spring. For additional information, contact 630-820-2828.

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