The family suggests contributions to Concord Cemetery in care of the funeral home.
James Wilbur Grove passed away October 24, 2014 at Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City, Missouri. He was born March 5, 1927 to Walter Jesse and Annie Pearl Sanderson Grove, the youngest of three children. He grew up in the Polo, Missouri area on the family farm.
He enlisted in the Coast Guard. His first assignment was on the CGC Brownsville on Northern Pacific patrol. He was later transferred to search and rescue in Puget Sound our of Port Townsend, Washington where he finished his enlistment.
After he left the service he farmed and worked on REA line construction in Northeast Missouri. He worked at the GM Fairfax plant for 10 years. He owned Richter Waterproofing Co. and then the James E. Grove Company.
In 1972 he moved to St. Clair County where he was engaged in farming until 1990. He continued to maintain a small herd of Angus cattle until 1995 when he completely retired. He was a lifetime member of the American Angus Association.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Robert and wife Hazel and his sister Marjory Palmer and her husband Crafton.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Roberta and 3 nephews, 1 niece, other relatives and friends.