Emory Grove

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SIDNEY — Emory H. Grove, 96, passed away peacefully on Nov. 18, 2016, at Dorothy Love Retirement Center, Sidney, Ohio.

He was born to Benjamin H. Grove and Ruth (Brinkman) Grove on Dec. 11, 1919, in Concord Township, Miami County.

He attended Concord School and graduated in 1937 from Troy High School.

He was a World War II veteran serving in the Army Air Corps in the Ninth Air Corps from February 1941 until December 1945, serving in the European Theater from July 1944 through December 1945.

In 1943, he married Elizabeth Zimmerman and were the parents of Deanna, Don, Jane and John. He loved his family and was a loving, caring and patient person to everyone he met. Because of his love of nature, animals and the out-of-doors, he farmed in Miami County until 1972. He drove a bus for Concord School a number of years and then worked at Hobart Brothers until retiring in 1985.

In 1980 he married Gwen (Ellis) Queen. They moved from Miami County to Dorothy Love Retirement Community in 2000.

He is survived by his wife Gwen, children Deanna (Jim) Riley, of Troy, Don (Pat) Grove, of Cincinnati, Jane Devine, of Cincinnati and John (Debra) Grove, of Troy; stepsons, Thomas Queen, of McLean, Virginia, and David (Sharon) Queen, of Darnestown, Maryland.

He is survived by nine grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Also surviving is his brother, Harold (Roberta) Grove of Brewer, Maine.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth; and three brothers, James, Glenn and Dale.

Emory was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Troy, Ohio, serving several years on the Board of Deacons. He ejnjoyed volunteering, reading, traveling and many activities at Dorothy Love.

His body was donated to Wright State University School of Medicine.

A memorial service will be Jan. 7, 2017, in the Dorothy Love Chapel, Sidney.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to First Presbyterian Church of Troy, Ohio, Dorothy Love Life Care, Hospice of Miami County or a .

Published in Sidney Daily News from Nov. 22 to Nov. 23, 2016
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