Viola A. Grimes, 86, of Jenkins Twp., formerly of Wilkes-Barre, passed away peacefully, Monday, October 3, 2016, in Wesley Village, Pittston. She was the widow of Dennis D. Grimes, who passed away on September 30, 2001.
Born in Mountain Top, she was a daughter of the late Harold and Ruth Miller Roberts. Prior to retirement, Viola was employed as a Teacher's Aide for the Wilkes-Barre school district.
Surviving are her sons, Dennis Grimes and his wife, Barbara, Pittston; Thomas Grimes and his wife, Ann, Wilkes-Barre; nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Barbara Roberts, Jenkins Twp.; several nieces and nephews.
Viola was preceded in death by two brothers, Sinclair and John Roberts.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 6, 2016, at 10:00 A.M. in Baloga Funeral Home, Inc. 1201 Main Street, Pittston (Port Griffith), with Rev. Chester F. Dudick Jr., pastor of Meade Street Baptist Church, Wilkes-Barre, officiating. Interment will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Wednesday from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M., at the funeral home. (Parking in rear of funeral home)