Robert Grove

February 9, 1932 ~ March 18, 2021 (age 89)


Robert “Bob” W. Grove, 89 of Urbana passed away at 10:24AM, Thursday, March 18, 2021 at home.

Visitation will be from 12:00 PM to 2:00PM Sunday, March 21, 2021 at Zion Lutheran Church, Philo.  The burial at Locust Grove Cemetery, Philo will immediately follow with Pastor Donna Smith officiating.  Freese Funeral Home, Sidney is handling the arrangements.  Military rites will be accorded at the cemetery.

Bob was born February 9, 1932 in Philo, the eldest son to Lyle B. and Gladys R. Licht Grove.  He served in the United States Navy from 1952 to 1955.

Bob married his high school sweetheart Betty J. Taylor on March 30, 1952 in Champaign in a double ceremony with Ted and Jean Christman.  She preceded him in death on October 5, 2019.  He was also preceded in death by his parents, and his brothers, Bernie and Bill.

Bob is survived by four children, Kathie (Stace) Stacey of Philo, Kenny (Michelle Juday) Grove of Thomasboro, Kris Grove of Urbana, and Kerry (Becky) Grove of Sadorus, six grandchildren, Kori Swearingen, Cary Stacey, Tary Finefield, Brad Stacey, Clark Juday and Klayton Grove, 10 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Bob and Betty were in the 1st graduating class of Unity High School in 1950.  There were members of Zion Lutheran Church, Philo.  Bob farmed for 65 years.  He loved country music, old western movies, RFD TV, antique tractors and his family.

Memorials may be made to the Zion Lutheran Church, Philo.

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March 21, 2021

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Zion Lutheran Church

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