Thursday, May 31, 2007
Reed Funeral Home; Mortuary Record for Eleanor Grove
Reed Funeral Home, Houtzdale, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, has been in operation for over a century. It has been in the Hayes-Reed family of morticians. Nell Sweeney was also an undertaker at the funeral home and his signature appears on some of my ancestor's death certificates. Most of the mortuary records of the funeral parlor have been copied and archived at Clearfield County Historical Society.
Following is the mortuary record for the late Eleanor Grove:
"Elearnor M. Grove, of Houtzdale; date of birth 1 Nov 1920; born in Houtzdale."
"Daughter of Robert and Ella (Wagner) Grove. Died in Clearfield [PA] on November 23, 2005, at the age of 85. Member and past president of the Ladies Auxillary of the american Legion in Houtadale, the Pilipsburg BPW and an active volunter at the Hollidaysburg Lutheran Home. She was a very active communtiy service volunteer."
"She was a retired elementary school teacher with the Philisburg- Osceola School [PA] District. She graduated from Woodard High School, Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Penn State University."
"She was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers: Robert, Charles, Clifford R. and John "Jack" Grove. She is survived by her brother, Warren (Barney) Grove and his wife, Margaret, of Houtzdale, a sister-in-law, Anastasia Grove, wife of Clifford of Johnstown, and 3 nieces, Sara Grove of Chambersburg, Anastasia Watts of Kane and Mary Alicia Grove-Stover of Richmond, VA.."
"A Memorial service will be held at the Faith United Lutheran Church in Houtzdale on Saturday, Dec 3, 2005 at 11:00 AM. Rev. Brent Jenkins will officiate, assisted by Pastor Andrew Jerome and Monsignor Desmond McGee."