Dorothy "Sue" VanMeter, 2:00 PM, Wednesday, January 10, 2018


Dorothy Susan VanMeter, 75, of Moore, OK passed away January 5, 2018. She was born May 24, 1942 to Jesse and Marie Grimes in Oklahoma City.

Dorothy began her Oklahoma working career at Sambos restaurant, followed by a long stint at Griffin Memorial Hospital where she worked for eleven years as a mental health aid. After working there she retired to become a full-time homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother, and aunt. Dorothy was a military spouse, which enabled her to travel a lot.

She enjoyed cooking, playing cards and dice games, shopping, taking care of her plants, and lately, watching westerns and soap operas. Recently, she joined her best friend, Nadine Lawmaster in being die-hard OU and OSU football fans. They especially loved to watch Baker Mayfield play (as long as his team won).

Most of all she loved spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband David VanMeter of the home, daughter, Stephanie Theberge, Riverview, Florida; step-son Michael VanMeter, Chicago, Illinois grandsons David Theberge and his wife, Nikki, Moore, Oklahoma; Sean Theberge and his wife, Sharon, Moore, Okahoma; Derryk Theberge and Jacob Theberge, Riverview, Florida; granddaughter Nicole Haueter and husband, Michael, Riverview, Florida; step-granddaughters Jamie Theberge, Oklahoma City and Theresa Theberge, Humble, Texas; and step-grandson Raymond Theberge, Oklahoma City; eight great-grandchildren; a brother Russell Grimes, Sparks, Oklahoma; sisters-in-law Vonnie Grimes, Sparks, Oklahoma; Alberta Grimes, Prague, Oklahoma; and Carolyn Grimes, Chandler, Oklahoma; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by daughter, Jeannie Marie (Kniffing) Bamberger; a sister, Helen Ruth (Grimes) Woods; and five brothers, Robert Grimes, Carl Grimes, Max Grimes, Jesse Grimes, and Alvin Grimes.

A visition for family and friends will be held from 6 to 8 pm, Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at John M. Ireland Funeral Home and Chapel, Moore, OK.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM, Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at John M. Ireland Funeral Home and Chapel, Moore, OK. Interment to follow at Moore Cemetery, Moore, OK. Services are under the direction of John M. Ireland Funeral Home and Chapel, Moore, OK.




Emilio S commented on 09-Jan-2018 03:06 PM
I offer my sincere condolences to your family during this difficult time. Continue to lean upon family and friends for support. God gives us comfort and hope at 2 Corinthians 1:3,4 and Revelation 21:4 when we mourn during occasions like these. May you find the peace and strength needed to endure the days ahead.
Rev Kem Cain commented on 10-Jan-2018 12:39 AM
Dear Family, please know that I share your grief and sorrow in the loss of your precious loved one. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God bless and comfort you and know that she is in His loving arms. Loving you, Rev Kem Cain.


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