Liberal KS ˜ Ira Ross Grimes, MD, 84, Liberal, KS, died Sunday, January 1, 2012, at Wheatridge Park Care Center, Liberal, KS. ˜˜ He was born February 13, 1927 Fairview, OK, the son of Ira W. & Sallie E. Ross Grimes. ˜ Ross graduated Fairview High School, Fairview, OK in 1944. He entered the US Navy, served as a Corpsman during World War II. Upon his discharge, he entered Phillips University, Enid, OK and received his B.S. degree in 1950.˜ On June 13, 1953, he married Donna C. Cannon at˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜ Oklahoma City, OK.˜ He received his Medical Degree from the Oklahoma Medical School, Oklahoma City, OK in 1954, and served his internship and residency at Oklahoma Medical Center. ˜˜ In July 1960 he moved to Liberal, where he continued his medical practice, specializing in general & chest surgery, he retired December 31, 1996. ˜˜ He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Liberal, American College of Surgeons and the American College of Chest Physicians. ˜ Ross enjoyed his horses, hunting and his bird dogs, flying and photography. ˜˜ Ross is survived by his wife Donna Grimes;˜ son, James Grimes˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜ and his wife Lynn, Seminole, OK;˜ three daughters, Denise Pease and husband Mark, Houston, TX; Gail Grimes, Norman, OK;˜ Jackie Grimes, Eugene, OR; ten grandchildren, Derek & Aaron Rose Batton, Keenan Murray,˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜ C. J. Grimes, Jared Grimes, Tanner Grimes, Wyatt Pease, Stacy Lynn Grimes, Chase & Justin Kearney; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Rose Mary Grimes. ˜ Memorial services will be conducted 2:00 P.M. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church, with Rev. David Randall officiating. ˜ There will be a private burial in Restlawn Memorial Gardens. ˜˜ The family suggests in lieu of flowers, memorials be sent to the American Heart Association in care of the mortuary. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Ira Ross Grimes, MD please visit our Sympathy Store.