Etella “Stella” M. Groves, age 79 of Linn, passed away on Thursday, November 9, 2017, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City.
Stella was born on January 6, 1938, in Linn, a daughter to the late Donald and Louise (Senevey) Crowe.
On June 30, 1967, Stella was united in marriage to Clarence N. Groves in Eldon. He preceded her in death on July 5, 2004.
Stella enjoyed watching St. Louis Cardinal Baseball, fishing, and playing cards. Her greatest joy came from spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren and discussing current events and politics.
Stella is survived by: her companion, Donald Frischman; five children, Rose Pai and her husband Joe of Chesterfield, VA, Ernest Abendschein, Jr. and his wife Cindie of Petersburg, VA, Jonnie Groves and his wife Sarah of Fulton, Rebecca Ali and her husband Shubber of Novato, CA, and Helen Adams and her husband Sean of St. Louis; nine grandchildren, Russell Moots, Brian Moots, Ashley Rischer, Heather Burnett, Bill Jeffries, Shawn Groves, Zan Ali, Zahra Ali and Nathan Adams; six great grandchildren, Gavin Moots, Jaden and Maddox Moots, Kylie and Makayla Burnett, and Teddy Jeffries; nine sisters, Sue Farnsworth, Debbie Wolfe, and Judy Hale all of Linn, Gladys Kaullen and Alverda Buscher both of Chamois, Betty Nolte of Morrison, Kathy Reeves of Bunceton, Sharon Fleeman of Fort Leonard Wood and Donna Helfrich of Fenton; five brothers, Robert Crowe of Linn, Rick Crowe of Bonnots Mill, Curtis Crowe of Mt. Sterling, Larry Crowe of Hermann, and Frank Crowe of the State of Arkansas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and spouse, Stella was preceded in death by: one sister, Esther Relford; and three brothers, James, Donald and John “Jack” Crowe.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Monday, November 13, 2017 at Morton Chapel in Linn. Funeral Services will follow with Rev. Perry Wolfe officiating.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Heart Association.