Jennie Crawford Herdliska Grimm, 94, died peacefully Saturday, March 30, 2013, at Mercy Hospice in Iowa City. Funeral services were held April 3 at North English Christian Church with interment at North English Cemetery.
A memorial fund has been established for the North English Christian Church, the English Valley Care Center, and Mercy Hospice in Iowa City. Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com under obituaries.
Jennie was born Dec. 13, 1918, in Oxford, the daughter of Robert W. and Caroline Schwab Crawford. Jennie grew up in the Holbrook-Parnell area. She received her education in the Holbrook Community School through seventh grade and then graduated from Parnell High School in 1937.
On June 2, 1957, she married Charles Don Herdliska at the Christian Church parsonage in North English. They lived on a farm north of North English until his death in 1966. She moved to North English and worked at the variety store for eight years. On Dec. 18, 1974, she married Raymond Grimm in Lancaster, Mo. They lived on a farm west of North English and worked at Grimm Real Estate and Insurance office until retirement in 1990.
She is survived by two sons, James (Betty) Herdliska of Erskine, Minn. and Ron (Linda) Herdliska of Solon; two stepdaughters, Verna Jean (Ivan) Edwards of Pella and Cheryl (Clayton) Linscheid of Sterling, Ill.; three stepsons, Ronald (Janice) Grimm of Deep River, Darryl (Peggy) of rural Williamsburg, and Alan (Vicky) of North English; 19 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Joan Wade of North English, and Shirley Herdlicka of North English; two brothers-in-law, Frank Knipfer of North English, and Max Wade of North English; a special sister-in-law, Ruby Pope of North English; and many nieces, nephews, friends, and neighbors.