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Tamela Gay (Riley) Grimes

March 3, 1951 ~ May 17, 2022 (age 71)


Tamela G. Grimes, 71, of Westerville passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at Avita Health Systems - Galion Hospital.

Tammy was born in Galion, Ohio on March 3, 1951 to the late James V. and Lavern M. (Roesch) Riley.

Tammy worked for 20 plus years at the Galion Hospital as an LPN. She was a graduate of the Galion High School. Tammy enjoyed shopping and going to Starbucks. She had a great love for being a nurse and loved helping people. Tammy's greatest pride and joy was her children and grandchildren and spending time with them.

Tammy is survived by daughters, Sara (Brennen Hocker) Grimes of Westerville, and Heather (Gram) Lester of Noblesville, Indiana; her six grandchildren, Riley Grimes, Thomas Lester, Lyla Lester, Davis Lester, Layla Hocker, and Luna Hocker.

In addition to her parents, Tammy was preceded in death by her brother, Tom Riley.

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