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Published Dec. 23, 2020

Charlotte L. Querry Grimes, age 70, Garnett, Kan., passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. She was born Nov. 6, 1950, in Ottawa, Kan., the daughter of Clyde and Willa Brumley Querry. She graduated from Parker High School with the Class of 1968. She worked as a janitor for Kansas City Power and Light before retirement. Charlotte was united in marriage to Michael Grimes on June 13, 1997. He preceded her in death on March 2, 2009. She was also preceded in death by her father, Clyde; and two brothers, Rick and Nick Querry. 

She was Master of the Cadmus Grange and served as Kansas State Grange Lecturer; a member of Missouri Cattle Women’s Association; and the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed spending time with her sisters; traveling, antiquing, and going to flea markets. She liked to play cards and was a member of the Canasta Club. Charlotte is survived by a son, Rocky Allen (Tabitha); three daughters, Kristie Jo Clearwater (John), Kerry Akes (James), and Jamie Schomaker (Ron); her mother, Willa Querry; a brother, Bruce Querry; four sisters, Nancy White, Peggy Querry, Connie Kettler, and Shelly Mesecke; and eight grandchildren, Austin, Cole, Tommy, Samantha, Trent, Cody, Ella and Case.

Funeral service was Dec. 22, 2020, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, La Cygne Chapel followed by burial in the Cadmus Cemetery.  Contributions are suggested to Heritage Park, c/o Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, P.O. Box 304, La Cygne, Kan. 66040. Online condolences can be left at


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