Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

Obituaries

February 10, 2014

10:02 a.m. OBITUARY UPDATE: Judith Chism Grimm, 61, of Bowling Green

Judith Chism Grimm

BOWLING GREEN —Judith Chism Grimm, 61, passed away at Hospice of Southern Kentucky on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014.

Daughter of Ella Maurice Cunningham Chism and Reverend John Richard Chism of Barren County, Kentucky, Judith graduated from Austin Tracy High School and from Western Kentucky University with a major in history. She was a high school cheerleader and member of the Alpha Xi Delta sorority at WKU. She was a certified secondary school teacher and worked as a substitute teacher in both the Bowling Green and Metro Nashville school systems.

 

She accomplished much in her varied careers. She acted in plays and commercials in New York City, was a booking agent for musicians in the Bowling Green and Nashville areas and worked with major country music producers in Nashville. After working in reservations management for several major hotels in Nashville, Judith returned to Bowling Green to work at Western Kentucky University. At WKU, she was first an academic advisor in the Advisement and Retention Center, and then became the Academic Advisor for the WKU football team. She served in this capacity throughout the 1990s under Coach Jack Harbaugh. Before she retired for health reasons in 2001, she had become WKU's Athletic Tutoring Coordinator. In her college days, Judith was active in the Civil Rights Movement and participated in many of the major protests, marches and demonstrations held throughout the country during the 1960s and early 1970s. Throughout her life, she maintained the family tradition of supporting equal rights and the moral treatment of others. She also had a lifelong interest in animal rights and the Humane Society of the United States was one of her favorite charities. She both volunteered and worked at the Bowling Green Human Society Shelter at various times. Her last two canine adoptions are two surviving German Shepherds, Rayna and Roxie (both rescue dogs), who miss her greatly. Judith's favorite hobbies included watching TCM movies, following all forensic science TV shows, reading mystery novels and studying books about the history of Hollywood, about which she had an encyclopedic memory. In the fair weather, she also enjoyed tending the home flower gardens that she designed. If she had lived longer, she intended to volunteer for the American Cancer Society.

 

Judith is survived by her husband, James W. Grimm, a retired Professor of Sociology at WKU; step-daughter Katherine A. Giles and son-in-law Scott Giles of Smyrna, Tenn.; step-daughter Sarah E. Grimm of Nashville, Tenn.; grandchildren Kaelyn, Keaton and Kohen Giles of Smyrna, Tenn.; cousin Debra Jo Cunningham (husband Martin Huggs) of Queenstown, Md.; cousin Marilyn Thomas (husband David Thomas) of Glasgow; and cousin Samuel H. Cunningham (and family) of Chattanooga, Tenn.

 

Funeral services will 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 13 at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home in Glasgow, with burial in the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. A celebration of life will be 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb.16 at Vino's restaurant in Bowling Green.

 

In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be made in Judith's name to the Humane Society of the United States or to the American Cancer Society. Others who wish to do so are invited to contribute to the Judith Chism Grimm Memorial Scholarship Fund, which has been established to assist needy students from Barren and surrounding counties in completing their education at WKU. Donations can be sent to: c/o College Heights Foundation, Western Kentucky University, 1906 College Heights Blvd., Bowling Green, KY 42101-1906.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • William Foster Doolin William Foster Doolin, 87, of Glasgow

    Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Fountain Run Cemetery. Visitation will begin at noon Friday.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Amy Pearl Barrett, 88, of Edmonton

    Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

    Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

    April 17, 2014

  • Carol Ann Payton, 71, of Glasgow

    The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Bearwallow Baptist Church.

    Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Bearwallow Baptist Church, with Rev. Stanford Dixon and Rev. Glenn Woodard officiating.

    Interment will be at Bearwallow Cemetery, Horse Cave.

    April 17, 2014

  • Jacky Thomas Wells Jacky Thomas Wells, 61, of Glasgow

    Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home, with cremation to follow.

    Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Friday.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Milton B. Woodcock Milton B. Woodcock, 64, of Austin

    Funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Union #1 Church.

    Visitation will be after noon on Friday at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home and after 9 a.m. Saturday at Union #1 Church.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jacky Thomas Wells, 61, of Glasgow

    Funeral arrangements for Mr. Wells are incomplete at this time, but are under the direction of A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home.

     

    April 16, 2014

  • Billie Frank McDowell Billie Frank McDowell, 67, of Burkesville

    Funeral service will be Saturday, April 19, at noon, at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 North Main Street, Burkesville, with Rev. James Starks officiating.

    The family will receive friends on Friday, April 18, from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Elizabeth Ann Bowman Montell, 80, of Tompkinsville

    Funeral services will be noon on Friday, April 18, at Yokley Trible Funeral Home, with Brother Brett Miles and Brother Gary Emberton officiating.

    Visitation will be Thursday from 3 to 9 p.m. and Friday 6 a.m. until noon at the funeral home.

    Burial will be in Skaggs Creek Cemetery.

    April 16, 2014

  • Odelia Edwards Broady Odelia Edwards Broady, 98, of Horse Cave

    Funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in the chapel of Winn Funeral Home with burial in Horse Cave Municipal Cemetery.

    Visitation will be 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. until service time Thursday in the chapel of Winn Funeral Home.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Burnis Hellard, 92, of Hillsboro, Ohio

    Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Glasgow Municipal Cemetery.

    Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

    April 15, 2014