Mary Ruth Grover
Mary Ruth Grover, 76, beloved wife of Roy Lipscomb, passed away on August 30, 2021, after a long illness.

Mary was pre-deceased by her parents Frank Grover and Anita (Brown) Grover, and by her cherished brothers Michael and John (Ruth Ann). She was the devoted sister of Joe (Shima), Jim (Jan), Kathleen, Margaret LaFranier (Mike), Steve (Cindy), and Andy (Thea Arai), and was blessed with many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Brilliant and thoughtful from an early age, Mary delighted in literature, poetry, music, theater, and the natural sciences.

Mary chose to donate her body to scientific research. An online memorial service will be held on Tuesday, September 14, at 7 pm Central Time. Contact [email protected] An in-person memorial service will be held at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Mary's honor to a worthy cause.

Published by Chicago Tribune on Sep. 12, 2021.
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Mary was truly a remarkable person. Happy for Roy to have found such a soulmate, but sad that it ended too soon. Hope you find peace and joy in your shared memories.
Clare Tobin
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September 24, 2021
To Roy and the Lipscomb and Grover Families: I have known Roy as a member of Clean Count Cook County, an election protection group, but, unfortunately, had neither the honor nor the privilege of knowing Mary. Roy has said she had been an inspiration for his activism, so I believe that she had a great concern for people and the Earth, and hers, then, is a legacy of which you can all be proud. She will most certainly be missed by so many, and may her memory be a blessing to them all. With sincere sympathy, Chaya Rubenstein
Chaya Rubenstein
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September 24, 2021
Dear Roy and Grover Family, My sincerest condolences on Mary's passing. My heart goes out to all of you. You're all in my prayers. Praying for peace and consolation on your loss of your wife and sister
Roberta Davis (Kathleen's friend)
Friend
September 15, 2021
Mary had the kind of strength that did not require loudness or shows of force. She shared truth in a voice like I was looking for my glasses and she said with a gentle smile, "They are right there; on your head." Roy and Grover family, I am so sorry for your loss.
Pam and Kevin Horan-Bussey
September 15, 2021
We always looked forward to seeing her every year at the Annual Benestante Family Picnic. She was always a joy to be around and an excellent cook. Much love to you and prayers to you in this difficult time. Love Diane and Carol
Diane Vlach & Carol Malley
September 14, 2021
Mary -Kind person and a passion for books (Buddhist/Christian books)
Michelle
September 14, 2021
Mary and I first met as freshmen at Loyola University. She was a good and true friend and particularly influenced my choice of favorite authors. She will be missed.
Veronica Liebig
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September 14, 2021
We had sparkling and zestful conversations, I wish that we had many more... Mary had a great heart. This world needed a lot more of what Mary had. May she rest in peace. Alan
Alan Skillman
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September 14, 2021
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