Obituary Details

Betty Jean Grove

(05/23/1928 - 08/01/2014)
Courtesy of The Lusk Herald, 08/06/2014

Funeral services for Betty Grove of Crawford, Nebraska will be held Tuesday, August 5 at 10:30 AM at the Crawford Methodist Church with Pastor Dusty Sprague officiating. Burial will be at the Crawford Cemetery.

Betty Jean (Ellis) Grove passed away under care of Hospice at the Ponderosa Villa in Crawford on Saturday, August 1, 2014.

Betty was born May 23, 1928 in Crawford, NE to Wilbur Ellis and Minnie M. Buckley. She grew up and went to school in Crawford. In December, 1946 she was united in marriage Wayne W. Grove. They had six children; Karen, Jerry, Cindy, Terry, Rex and Gina. They lived in Crawford until 1956 when they moved to Casper, WY. When Mr. Grove retired, they moved back to Crawford.

Survivors include her children, Karen Titchener of Lusk, WY; Jerry Grove of Red Lodge, MT, Cindy Maxwell of Casper, WY, Terry Grove of Manhattan, MT, Rex Grove of Helena, MT, and Gina Pearce of Apache Jct., AZ. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her sisters Alma Smith and Naoma Reynoldsen, brother Bud Ellis, two infant brothers and one granddaughter.

Betty was a wonderful wife and mother. She volunteered at the Crawford RSVP, Ponderosa Villa and Senior Center. She was a cheerful, kind and caring woman and will be deeply missed by her many friends and family.

A memorial has been established for the Chadron Hospice or the Crawford Senior Center. Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337.

Online condolences can be made at

Chamberlain Chapel of Crawford is in charge of arrangements.

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