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Obituaries

Obituaries

Beverly B. Grimshaw 1924 - 2008 Topeka

Memorial services for Beverly B. Grimshaw, 84, Topeka, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Penwell-Gabel Southwest Chapel in Topeka. Mrs. Grimshaw died Aug. 4, 2008. She was born July 27, 1924, in Ishpeming, Mich., the daughter of Ian H. and Edna Welander Brown. She grew up in Marquette, Mich. She was a nursing graduate of Harper Hospital in Detroit in 1947. She served as a U.S. Army nurse cadet at Winter Veterans Hospital from 1947 to 1949 and graduated with honors from Washburn University in 1950.Mrs. Grimshaw was a past member of the League of Women Voters and belonged to a sewing club. She donated to many charities including UNICEF, the American Cancer Society and March of Dimes.She was married to Dr. John A. Grimshaw from 1949 to 1969. They had six children. She was later married to Captain James Kanney from 1976 to 1978.Survivors include four daughters, Laura McCall and husband Ron, of Lawrence, Ann Grimshaw, Cindy Stubbs and husband Mark, and Kathy Devlin and husband Bob; two sons, John Grimshaw and Tom Grimshaw; and seven grandchildren.The family suggests memorials to Heart of America Hospice, 3715 S.W. 29th St., Suite 100, Topeka, KS 66614. Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.penwellgabel.com">www.penwellgabel.com</a>.