Helen Groves

Helen Martha Groves, 85, of Columbia,  passed away February 26, 2010  in her home.  She was born January 17th, 1925 in Chicago Illinois to Anton and Laura Johnson.  She attended Lutheran High School and was Valedictorian her senior year.  She later attended college, became a school teacher and taught in settings that varied from a one room school house to public school and to the Lutheran School in Rolla, Missouri.  She later worked for the phone company.  She married Henry “Hank” Groves and they had six children.  Throughout her life she enjoyed bible study.  In her later years, she enjoyed crossword puzzles.

She is survived by sons Chris Groves and wife Dianne, Jeff Groves and wife Linda “Billie”, Dwight Groves and wife Angie, daughters Judi Groves, Kathy Collins and husband Lee, and Mary Cutts, 23 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild.  A private memorial will be held by the family.  Memorial contributions are suggested to The Salvation Army.


  1. Dwight Groves on February 26, 2010 at 4:48 pm

  2. Saralyn Pace on February 27, 2010 at 9:50 am

    Could Mary Cutts be Mary Ann Groves who went to Ashland School in the 50’s?

  3. Margaret and Harry Cutts on February 27, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    Thinking of you today Mary. I am sure you will miss your mother very much. Margaret

  4. Angie Groves on February 28, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Helen was a wonderful mother-in-law. I will miss her greatly. I had so much respect for her.

  5. Dianne Groves on March 1, 2010 at 10:36 am

    Helen was loved by everyone. She was the best Mother-in-law anyone could have. She wrote me a beautiful letter of how much she loved me. I will miss her.

  6. Don Earley on March 2, 2010 at 11:15 pm

  7. Janice Smith on March 4, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    I know Dianne will miss her mother in law very much. I am a friend of Dianne’s in St Louis. And, Chris, you were a wonderful son to your Mother. Janice

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