Geraldine L. Groves 1919-2013

WARREN – Geraldine Lucille “Gerry” Groves, 94, of Warren, passed away Tuesday morning, Dec. 10, 2013, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital.

She was born May 14, 1919, in Alliance, the daughter of the late James Gerald and Esther Lucille Gorrell Kirk.

On June 17, 1937, she married her husband and best friend, Lewis J. Groves, with whom she spent 60 years of marriage before his passing in 1997.

One son, James Hill Groves, and three brothers, Bill, Karl and James Kirk, also preceded her in death.

Gerry had worked for Wean Engineering as an executive secretary and at All Tours and Travel as a travel agent.

Gerry was a member of Central Christian Church in Warren. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, geneological research, camping, square dancing and traveling with her husband.

Surviving are her children, Karen Lee (Chick) Peters, Lewis J. (Mary Ellen) Groves Jr. and Gerald Kirk (Debbie) Groves, all of Warren, and Lynda Ann (Tom) Ciano of Lake Placid, Fla.; 14 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be 3 p.m. Monday at Lane Family Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel in Warren, where the family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. prior to the service. Pastor James F. Baer will officiate.

Burial will be at a later date in Oakwood Cemetery in Warren.

The family wishes to thank MVI Hospicecare, the nurses and doctors at Trumbull Memorial Hospital, and a special appreciation to her granddaughter, Katie Bachinger, for their special and loving care for Gerry.

Memorial contributions may be made to MVI Hospicecare, 4891 Belmont Ave.,Youngstown, OH 44505. Online condolences may be made to the family and the obituary viewed at

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