|Birth: ||Jul. 22, 1929|
|Death: ||Dec. 3, 2009|
DAVENPORT — Florence L. Groves, 80, of Davenport, died Thursday, December 3, 2009, at The Fountains Senior Living Center in Bettendorf. Services to celebrate her life will be 1 p.m. today at Weerts Funeral Home, Kimberly Road at Jersey Ridge, Davenport. The family will greet friends from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Davenport.
Memorials may be made to The Fountains Senior Living Center.
One of eight children, Florence Lucille Riepe was born in 1929, a daughter of Otto and Isabelle Riepe. Born and raised in Davenport, she met Richard Groves at the Iowana Ice Cream shop on Harrison Street in Davenport.
After graduating from Davenport Central High School, they were married on April 17, 1947. They made their home in Davenport where Florence enjoyed being a mom to the couple's three children.
Richard was the love of her life and they enjoyed spending time together on their boat, New Dawn, and being with their friends at Lindsay Park Marina in Davenport.
She is lovingly remembered by her husband, Richard Groves, Davenport; their three children, Barbara (Al) Brockmeyer, Davenport, Jim (Julie) Groves, Long Grove, and Tom (Jackie) Groves, Bartlesville, Okla.; six grandchildren, Heather, AJ, Michelle, Jon, Becky and Cris; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Florence was preceded in death by her seven siblings, Ray, LeRoy, Lloyd, Robert, May, Isabelle, and Otto, who died in infancy.
Richard E. Groves (1928 - 2011)*
Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery
Created by: Nagel Family
Record added: Nov 16, 2011
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