Marie E. Imes

February 04, 1920 ‒ August 04, 2010

Delaware, Ohio

Marie E. Imes, age 90, of Delaware, OH passed away on Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at her home with her family by her side. She was born on February 4, 1920 in Holloway, OH to the late Lee and Della Anderson. Growing up in the Great Depression taught her the lessons of strength, courage, compassion for others, and a life-long passion for learning. After graduating from Holloway High School, she obtained a degree from Bliss Business College in Columbus, OH. It was in Columbus, OH where she met her husband, James E. Imes, and married in 1941. When her husband joined the service in WWII in 1942, she returned to Holloway to work in the maintenance yard of the B&O Railroad as one of the many “Rosie the Riveters”. After the war, she became a farmer’s wife, a short order cook, a Case Worker for the Delaware County Welfare Department, and finally, and Office Manager for the USDA Lab in Delaware. She enjoyed reading, traveling, and a good game of Euchre with her friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, James, her brothers, Howard Anderson and Maurice Anderson, and her sisters, Lorena Jackson, and Frieda Jones. Marie is survived by her children, James (Debbie) L. Imes, John (Sally) Imes, Thomas (Joan) Imes, Jeanne Matthews, fourteen grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, special relationships with Suzanne Johns, Elizabeth Johns, David Matthews, dearest Sister-in-Law, Helen McMillan and many, many friends. A modest woman all her life, she requested no services upon her passing. She asked that donations, in lieu of flowers, be made to the Delaware County Library, 84 E. Winter St., Delaware, OH 43015, in her memory. Rodman Neeper Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed by visiting