Ruth Grimes


5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, December 20, 2023
Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc.
105 Main St.
Port Allegany, Pennsylvania, United States

funeral services

11:00 am
Thursday, December 21, 2023
Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc.
105 Main St.
Port Allegany, Pennsylvania, United States
(814) 642-2621

Obituary of Ruth C. Grimes

Port Allegany - Ruth C. Grimes, 84, of Turtlepoint, passed away Monday (December 18, 2023) at Sena Kean Manor, Smethport.


She was born October 7, 1939 in Port Allegany, a daughter of George and Ella Holmes Carlson . On December 27, 1961, in Port Allegany she married Gerry Grimes who died on May 5, 2000.


Ruth went to Turtlepoint Schools and then to Mansfield Teacher’s College where she received her Bachelor’s of Science in education.  Mrs. Grimes was an elementary school teacher first for the Shinglehouse School District for two years, then Port Allegany School District, retiring in 1999 after 32 years.


Ruth was a member of the Gethsemane Lutheran Church of Port Allegany, former member of the Order of the Eastern Star Myrtle Chapter, then the Keystone Chapter #2 of Duke Center. 


She is survived by:

a son: Todd (Tanya) Grimes of Turtlepoint

a daughter: Brenda Jones of  Las Vagas, NV

one grandson: Devin Grimes of Port Allegany

two great grandsons: Zoin and Josiah Grimes

one great granddaughter: Natalie Grimes

two brothers: George A. (Virginia) Carlson and Dr. James W. Carlson, both of Turtlepoint

two sisters: Anna C. Moore of Asheville, NC and Alice C. Tolan of Horseheads, NY

and several nieces and nephews


In addition to her parents and husband, Ruth was preceded in death by a baby daughter at birth, one brother: Elton F. Carlson, two sisters: Roxie Carlson and Rena C. Hitchcock.


Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 20, from 5-7 PM at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc., 105 Main St., Port Allegany, where funeral and committal services will be held on Thursday, Dec. 21 at 11 AM, with the Rev. James Kazimer, officiating. Burial will be in the Grimes Cemetery, Port Allegany.


Memorials may be made to the Gethsemane Lutheran Church of Port Allegany.  Online condolences may be made at


Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Port Allegany.


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