(Feb. 22, 2004)
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today (Tuesday) at First Baptist Church in Powell for Wanda Adeline Groves, 81, who died Sunday, Feb. 22 at the Powell Hospital. The Rev. Jesse Sauskojus will officiate at services. Burial will be in Willow Springs, Mo., where there will be a graveside service Friday, Feb. 27 at 10 a.m.
She was born Dec. 30, 1922, in St. Albans, Wyo., to Cecil William and Effie Belle Harding Lilly. She married Clyde Samuel Groves on Oct. 16, 1947, in St. Albans. She graduated from high school in 1940 in St. Albans and worked as a telephone operator until the birth of their first child in 1950. She was then a devoted wife and mother who took great pride and joy in raising three children in the nurture and love of the Lord. She was a member of the congregation of the Church of God in Willow Springs, Mo.
She moved from Willow Springs to Powell in 1995 to be near her family. She had lived in the Powell Nursing Home since 1999.
Surviving are two sons, Delbert Groves of Columbia, Mo., and Daniel Groves and his wife, Julie, of Powell; one daughter, Nancy Counts and husband Ray of Powell; five grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Reba Jane Stinson of Ocala, Fla., and Mrs. Ceciline Taylor of Williamsburg, Va.; and one brother, Rayburn Joe Lilly, and wife Genevieve of Columbus, Ohio. Her husband died Sept. 24, 1990, in Willow Springs, Mo.
She is also preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Powell.
Miratsky-Easton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.