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Pamala "Pam" Dara Lene Grimes

July 25, 1958 — August 26, 2020

Pamala “Pam” Dara Lene Grimes, 62, of Indianapolis, passed away on August 26, 2020 surrounded by her family at IU Methodist Hospital after a courageous battle with her health. Pam was born on July 25, 1958 in Indianapolis to Jack McGowen and Katharine (Baldwin) Rushton. On March 15, 2014 Pam was united in marriage to Timothy D. Grimes.

Pam graduated from Cascade High School in the class of 1976. She had a very successful career in insurance fraud and claims with National Government Services which is associated with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Pam was a wonderful baker who was well known for her carrot and German chocolate cakes. She was a talented artist, especially with colored pencils. Pam loved interior decorating, gardening, and riding around in her beloved canary yellow, 1972 Volkswagen Super Beetle convertible. Pam was an animal lover; her two precious canine companions Chip and Dumas were very special to her. Pam was a beautiful woman who could be described as generous almost to a fault. Her warm and bubbly personality will be missed by all her family and friends. Pam was a devout Christian; her family takes faith in knowing God welcomed her into his embrace and said, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.”

Pam was preceded in death by her father, Jack McGowen, her sister, Constance Joanne Walker, and her step-father, Wayne Rushton.

Survivors include her husband, Timothy Grimes; her mother, Katharine Rushton; her siblings, Patrick S. (Donna Hart) McGowen and Shannon P. (Jim) Stepancik; her step children, Dwight (Amanda) Grimes, Jill (Blake) Grimes, and Joy (Casey Henderson) Taylor; step grandchildren, Wade, Elsie, Nick, Nate, Maelynn, Jon, Evan, Lorelai, Timothy, Owen; a host of nieces, nephews, extended family members, and friends.

In accordance with Pam’s wishes no funeral services will be observed at this time. Final care and cremation arrangements are entrusted to the O’Riley Funeral Home, 6107 South East Street, Indianapolis. In lieu of flowers, Pam’s family has requested memorial contributions be made to the American Liver Foundation, 39 Broadway, Suite 2700, New York, NY 10006. Please visit to leave an online condolence for Pam’s family.

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