Gladys Grove

Gladys Grove, 87 of Punxsutawney was called home to heaven passing away peacefully at Christ The King Manor in DuBois on Monday, October 12, 2015.

Mrs. Grove was born in New Castle-On-Tyne, England on November 27, 1927 and married her late husband, David Lawrence Grove on May 5, 1945. Mrs. Grove was a daughter of the late George and Catherine (Sparks) Foster.

Gladys was a fabulous homemaker and a very devoted Christian who enjoyed reading the Bible and serving the Lord as a prayer warrior. She was a member of “The Way of The Cross” (formerly, Assembly of God), for over 30 years and enjoyed her church family very much. Gladys lived life to the fullest. Besides serving God, she cherished spending time with her family; especially her 18 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also loved watching old movies. Gladys was indeed a special woman who served the Lord always thinking of others before herself.

Mrs. Grove is survived by a son, Reverend David L. Grove, Jr. and his wife Wanda of Center Twp, Pa (Near Beaver); daughters Nancy Lee Young and her husband Rod of Ringgold and Catherine Hollenbaugh and her husband Russ of Punxsutawney; a son-in-law, Robert Young of Albion; a brother, George Foster (Frances); a sister-in-law, Kerrie Foster; four sisters, Doris Crawford, Catherine Irwin, Julie Clark and her husband Tom, and Pauline Jensen, all from New Castle England. Mrs. Grove is also survived by nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband David and her parents, Mrs. Grove was preceded in death by a daughter, Jackie Young; two brothers, James and John Foster; and a grandson, David James Grove.

Family and friends will be received at the Shumaker Funeral Home. Inc of Punxsutawney on Thursday, October 15, 2015 from 2 – 4 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at noon on Friday, October 16, 2015 officiated by Mrs. Grove’s son, Reverend David Grove.

Mrs. Grove will be interred at the Circle Hill Cemetery in Punxsutawney.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Mrs. Grove’s memory can be made to the American Cancer Society.

The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the staff at Christ The King Manor and the nurses from “365” Hospice Care for the tremendous loving care extended to their beautiful mother, grandmother, and sister.

The above obituary was provided by Shumaker Funeral Home.

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