Leatie Jane Groves

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Leatie Jane Groves, 87, of Valparaiso, Ind., passed away Monday, March 10, 2014. She was born April 21, 1926 in Piggott, Ark. to the late Troy and Veda (Bess) Bricker. She grew up in Piggott and was a graduate of Piggott High School. Jane had worked as a secretary for many years, including time at the Arcadia Valley Methodist Church, in Arcadia, Mo.

On March 15, 1950 she married Charles J. Groves in St. Louis, Mo. and he preceded her in death on April 19, 1999.

She is survived by her children, Cheryl (Alan) Gettings of Casper, Wyo., Jana (Ron) Klavas of Valparaiso and David Groves of York, Penn.; eight grandchildren, Ashley (Dan) Dugan, Shawn (Bestie) Gettings, Mandy and Cassie Klavas, Alex, Tyler, Connor and Matthew Groves; two great-grandchildren, Rory and Dakota Dugan; three sisters, Camilla Cox of Piggott, Ark., Colleen Arthur of Rolla, Mo. and Getonia Clark of Florissant, Mo. along with many nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Harley and Armon Bricker, and a sister, Foye Speer.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 13 at Bryson Funeral Home, Highway 21, Pilot Knob, Mo. Burial followed in the Arcadia Valley Memorial Park Cemetery, in Ironton, Mo. Visitation was held Thursday, prior to service time, at the funeral home.