December 16, 1959 – August 22, 2013
Penny Ann Groves, age 53 of Boone, was released into the loving arms of Jesus on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames, Iowa.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Monday, August 26, at the First Assembly of God Church located at 1201 Noble Hills in Boone, with Rev. Don Beal officiating. A time of visitation will be held Monday at the Church from 9:00 A.M. to the time of service.
Interment will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery, East of Luther, Iowa.
Penny was born on December 16, 1959 in South Bend, Indiana, the daughter of Edward and Lois Groves.
She lived in Edwardsburg, Michigan until she was sixteen years of age. Later they moved to St. James City, Florida for two years. Then the family moved to Norco, California for three months, and then to Kalamazoo, Michigan where she graduated from High School in 1979. Penny never married nor did she adopted any children.
She loved fellow-shipping with the saints of God. Whenever there was a Christian conference she would attend, if possible. Living in Kansas City, in 1996 to 2007, she attended Pastor Mike Buckle’s church in Grandview, Missouri. She attended many of the classes and grew closer to the Lord. She became very involved in praying for others in the church. She was also involved in Tuesday evening services, praying for the sick. Oh, the joy she had, in praying and helping others. This became one of the greatest events in her Christian life. Penny moved to Boone in April of 2010.
Penny loved to go shopping and checking out some of the new styles of clothing. She also enjoyed cooking as one of her favorite pastimes.
Penny worked with IT Sprint Telecommunications in Overland Park, Kansas for 11 years, working with invoicing/finance and business wire line internet ports and the most current job she had was working at Sam’s Club in Ames as the gas station attendant.
Penny is preceded in death by her step-father, Warren Lehman.
Penny is survived by her mother, Lois Ann Lehman of Boone; her two brothers, Brian Edward Groves of Florida and William “Bill” Wayne Groves of Florida; her aunt, Mable Kane of Boone; her cousin, Diane and her family and the Lehman family. Her spiritual moms and pops, Charles and Irene Lutz; Dennis and Linda Edan; Phil and Sharon Thomas and Jack and Donna Becker.
Penny will be greatly missed by her loved ones and many friends.
In memory of Penny, memorials may be directed to her family.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.walter-schroederfuneralhome.com
Walter ~ Schroeder Funeral Home at Fifth & Story Streets in Boone is handling the arrangements.Information provided by: Walter-Schroeder Funeral Home 503 Story Street Boone, Iowa 50036 515.432.1922 www.walter-schroederfuneralhome.com