Robert Ellsworth Grove

Robert (Bob) Ellsworth Grove passed away May 11, 2016 at his home surrounded by loved ones. Bob was born on December 20, 1952 in Marburg, Germany to Army Major Ellsworth and LaVonne Grove of Louisburg, KS. Growing up in a military family, Bob lived in Germany and Japan before moving back to the United States. His family eventually settled in Louisburg, KS and he graduated from LHS in 1971. Bob joined the US Army and was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant in 1981.  In 1984, he married Jeri Lee Grove and had 3 children: Amanda (1984), Joshua (1985), and Bobbi Jean (1987).  They joined Jeri’s children Sarah (1977) and Katherine (1981).  Bob and Jeri were married 32 years and had seven granddaughters and four grandsons.  Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Ellsworth and LaVonne, and one son, Robert Jr.

Bob loved the six years he spent living on a farm, loved to camp with his family, and loved shining up his truck before hitting the road. He was a jokester and often had a wise crack to share.  He loved to laugh and play with his grandchildren. No one ever went home empty handed from PaPa’s house.  Bob taught his children to love racing and on the weekends could occasionally be found at the local dirt track. He loved to tease his wife and was always buying her ‘gifts’.   He will be missed by many and has left an imprint on us all.

Services for immediate family will be held at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery at a later date.


  1. bill hall on May 21, 2016 at 9:56 am

    sure sorry to hear about your loss me and bob was true friends and I will always remember him. hell who could forget bobby groves

  2. Wendy Grove on June 22, 2016 at 8:47 am

    This is with a heavy heart that I write this.
    Robert E. Grove also my dad!!!! has 3 other children from his first marriage, that were not mentioned.
    Wendy Grove (40) First born of all his children
    Heather Grove (39) second born
    Kevin Grove (36 ) first born son
    I just want everyone to know that we lost touch over the years. My parents both remarried.
    But that does NOT go without saying that he DOES have other children from his first marriage.
    We heard of his passing VIA Facebook.
    So sorry for your loss to the family that calls him dad, husband and Pa-Pa. Our hearts go out to you in the time of Bob’s passing. Praying for comfort for all.

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