|Birth: ||Sep. 10, 1929|
|Death: ||Jun. 5, 2014|
Galen Elbie Groves Obituary
Galen Elbie Groves, 84, died June 5, 2014 at his home near Ensign. He was born September 10, 1929 on the farmstead close to Ensign and passed away on the same farmstead. He was the son of Elbie E. and Elizabeth (Murphy) Groves.
Galen was a lifetime resident of Ensign. He was a graduate of Dodge City High School and Oklahoma Christian College in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Mr. Groves enjoyed a lifetime of farming. He loved the land and always sought methods to protect and improve the soil and was, early in his career awarded a soil conservation award by the Soil Conservation District. Galen also served on the board of the Ensign COOP for a number of years.
He was a life-long member of the Church of Christ in Dodge City where he served as an Elder for over 40 years. This service was his greatest work and his highest honor.
On September 6, 1952 he married Donna Alice Jones at Waynoka, Oklahoma.
Galen is survived by his wife, Donna Groves of Ensign; two sons, Lynn Groves and wife Patricia of Yukon, Oklahoma, and Brent Groves and wife Debbie of Wichita; a daughter, Gayla Alexander of Broken Arrow, Okalahoma; seven grandchildren, Brendan and Ryan Groves, Evynn, Josiah, and Jeremy Alexander, Brittany Henderson and husband Chad, and Zachary Groves; two great grandchildren, Aidan and Ford Henderson; and a sister, Leola Miller and husband Arthur of Manassas, Virginia.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Doris Hunter, Darlene Featherston, and Loraine Seitter; and son-in-law, Richard Alexander.
Funeral service will be held at Swaim Funeral Home on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 10:30 AM with Mr. Gary L. Bennett presiding. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Dodge City. Visitation will be at Swaim Funeral Home on Friday, June 6, 2014 from Noon to 8:00 PM.
Published in Dodge City Daily Globe on June 6, 2014
Elbie Earl Groves (1893 - 1978)
Elizabeth Josephine Murphy Groves (1895 - 1980)
Doris Aldene Groves Hunter (1920 - 1981)*
Darlene Gayle Groves Featherston (1922 - 2005)*
Loraine Elizabeth Groves Seitter (1924 - 2010)*
Galen Elbie Groves (1929 - 2014)
Maple Grove Cemetery
Plot: Division C, Block 150, Lot 8
Created by: ajfwoodard
Record added: Jun 06, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 130949978