January 18, 1952 - September 2, 2020
Joann Marie "Jody" Grim flew into her heavenly father's arms on September 2, 2020. Jody was born on January 18, 1952, the fourth of six children born to Gussie and Opal Stammer Maurer. She married the love of her life, Jerry Wayne Grim on January 2, 1988. She was an active lifelong member of St. Mary Cathedral, where she served as an extraordinary minister and sang in the choir. She attended St. Mary Cathedral Grade School, Notre Dame High School (1970), and Southeast Missouri State College, where she received her B.S. in Elementary Education. Jody's first and only teaching position was at St. Ambrose Catholic Grade School in Chaffee, Missouri, where she taught elementary grades for 42 years, and briefly served as principal. After her retirement in 2018, she returned to St. Ambrose on a part-time basis, where she mentored teachers, assisted in classrooms, helped in the kitchen, and tutored students. Loving survivors include her husband, Grimmer; their four children, Steve (Renee) Grim, Erin (Shannon Friedrich) Grim, Jeff (Autumn) Grim and Brian (Sierra Shultz) Grim; grandchildren, Chelsey (Dustin) Welker, Brendan Wilkens, Dylan Wayne Grim, Addie Grim, Dylan Matthew Grim and Carleigh Grim. She is also survived by her identical twin sister, DeeDee (Tom) Siebert, Vickie (Ken) Westrich, Jim (Teresa) Maurer, Don (Marla) Maurer and Ron (Cindy) Maurer; 11 nieces and nephews; and many great nieces and nephews. Jody was preceded in death by her parents, three aunts and one uncle. Visitation will be 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at Ford and Sons Mt. Auburn Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau, with parish prayers followed by Knights of Columbus rosary at 7:00 pm. Funeral Mass will be 10:00 am Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at St. Mary Cathedral in Cape Girardeau. (Due to social distancing, limited seating will be available at the Mass.) Masks will be required at both services. Memorials may be made to St. Ambrose Grade School in Chaffee, Missouri, St. Mary Cathedral Parish, or Notre Dame High School. Online condolences may be shared at www.fordandsonsfuneralhome.com.
Joann Marie "Jody" Grim flew into her heavenly father's arms on September 2, 2020. Jody was born on January 18, 1952, the fourth of six children born to Gussie and Opal Stammer Maurer. She married the love of her life, Jerry Wayne Grim on... View Obituary & Service Information
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