WINDSOR — Beth Groseclose, 83, of rural Windsor, Missouri, passed away Monday morning, April 7, 2014, at Fern's Care Center in Windsor, after a short battle with cancer.
She was born June 11, 1930, the second daughter of Daniel Philmore and Dorothy Olga (Null) Gordon, on the Clyde Marshall farm near Bryson, Mo. According to her mother's written records, she was delivered by Dr. Jennings who charged an extra $2.50 for "bringing out doctor," which he added to his bill to bring it to a total of $22.50.
In 1935 her family purchased their "homeplace" farm in Johnson County, Missouri where she attended Pleasant Green School. She and her older sister Virginia rode "double" on the horse to school every day. There were very few cars in that era so whenever one drove by the schoolhouse all the children quickly left their studies to peer out the window to see who it was. She attended Windsor High School in the World War II years and graduated in 1947. She attended Central Business College in Kansas City, Mo., and after graduation went to work as a secretary at Fox Midwest Theatres and later at the Social Security Administration. After moving to St. Louis, Mo., she went to work for the Gramex Corporation and retired from that position in 1990.
On October 11, 1952, she married Ivan Leo Groseclose at the old Methodist Church in Windsor. To this union two children were born, Lance Edward Groseclose of Indianapolis, Indiana, an engineer at Rolls-Royce; and Lauri Ann Groseclose of Warsaw, Mo., a Naturopathic Doctor and Acupuncturist; three grandchildren, Teresa Groseclose LaMora (Jake), Julie and Angela Groseclose; six great-grandchildren, Jack and Penelope LaMora, Andrew and Levi Groseclose and Angel and Julesa Groseclose.
She was a member of the Eldorado Methodist Church; Daughter of Union Veterans of the Civil War; Windsor Historical Society; Johnson County Republican Women; Whiteman Piecemakers Quilt Guild and Tuesday Bridge Club. She served faithfully as the family historian and enjoyed the position of election judge at the voting polls.
She is survived by her husband, Ivan Leo Groseclose, of Windsor, Mo.; children and grandchildren; two sisters, Lillie Virginia Chambers and Dana Alice Zumbaugh; and a brother, Jerry Dan Gordon.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 11, 2014, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, with Pastor Glenda Dethloff officiating. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.
The family will receive friends before the service from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Eldorado Methodist Church or to Laurel Oak Cemetery and contributions may be left at the funeral home. Condolences may be left online at www.hadleyfuneralhome.com