Etta Mae Grimes Greenwood, 87, of Rockford, formerly of the Dixon and Sterling area, died Friday, October 19, 2012, at her home in Rockford. She worked in the dietary department at Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital, prior to her retirement.
Etta was born January 8, 1925, in Tiskilwa, IL, the daughter of Fred and Lillian Beatrice (Benningfield) Farmer. She married Marvin L. Grimes in June of 1942. He preceded her in death on November 8, 1975. Then she married Clem Greenwood in June of 1984. He preceded her in death on July 26, 2012. Etta was a member of Harvest Time Bible Church in Rock Falls.
Survivors include six sons, Donald (Carol) Grimes of Deltona, FL, Thomas (Janet) Grimes of Rochelle, Marvin (Joyce) Grimes of Spring Valley, Steven Grimes of Oregon, Ronald (Doryce) Grimes of Sandy, UT, Douglas (Connie) Grimes of Tuscon, AZ; two daughters, Karen Grimes of TRO, Canada, Rita Grimes of Rockford; one sister, Edith Bramer of Walnut; 24 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; many great great grandchildren; one step-daughter, Alice Schauffler of Arkansas; and four step-sons, Homer Greenwood of Oregon, Leroy Greenwood of Wisconsin, Neil Greenwood of Chicago, and Gary Greenwood of Franklin Grove.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Velma Spohn, Francis Bowen; and one brother, Eugene Farmer.
Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:30 a.m., on Saturday, October 27, 2012, at Harvest Time Bible Church, Rock Falls, with the Rev. Dalmus Meeks, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Dixon.
A memorial has been established to Harvest Time Bible Church.
Arrangements are being completed by Preston-Schilling Funeral Home, Dixon.