Thelma Groce
1925 - 2021
Thelma Groce
May 18, 1925 - April 4, 2021
El Dorado, Kansas - Thelma's life began on May 18, 1925 in Springfield, MO; the daughter of Albert and Maudie (Willbanks) Webb. She attended grade school in Mountainview, MO. Thelma was united in marriage to John Groce on June 7, 1946 in Peace Valley, MO. After moving to El Dorado from West Plains, MO, Thelma worked for over 29 years at Raytheon and then Beechcraft as an expediter. Thelma proudly took care of her home and tended lovingly to her family. Her family includes her daughter, Ramona (Lonnie) Mendenhall of Andover; grandchildren Jennifer (Mike) Kuhl of Burnet, TX, Rebecca Jernigan of Sea Drift, TX, Patricia (Brad) Rhode of Wichita, Christopher (Betty Jo) Camp of Citrus Springs, FL; 9 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Thelma passed away on April 4, 2021. She was preceded in death by her husband, John; daughter Connie Varner, son Mike Groce, granddaughter Robin Brady and 3 brothers. Cremation has taken place and private services scheduled. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project. Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Thelma at

Published by Wichita Eagle on Apr. 11, 2021.
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