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Alice Grove

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Alice Grove, age 107, of New Hampton, IA, passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at New Hampton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in New Hampton. Funeral services for Alice will be held at 10:30 AM on Sautrday, January 26, 2019 at the Congregational United Church of Christ in New Hampton with Reverend Candraeah Carey officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30-10:30 AM prior to the church services on Saturday. Interment will be in New Hampton Cemetery, New Hampton, IA. Memorials may be directed to Alice's family as well as the Congregational United Church of Christ and the New Hampton Library. D. Alice Grove was born on a farm northeast of New Hampton on December 12, 1911, the daughter of Henry L and Verna (Annett) Hartman. She attended rural schools graduating from New Hampton High School in 1930. She worked at the telephone office and attended Normal Training School. She taught rural country school north of New Hampton. Alice married Glenn Grove on September 27, 1935. They farmed together southwest of New Hampton most of their married life until moving into New Hampton in 1984. She always had a large vegetable and perennial flower garden. Alice enjoyed quilting, crocheting, knitting, and was an avid reader. Alice was a very talented oil and china painter, painting many sets of dishes and china wear well into her 90's. Her home always had fresh baked goods with pie being one of her many specialties. She was a member of the Congregational United Church of Christ, the State Federation of China Painters, and enjoyed the fellowship of the Red Hat Belles Club. After retirement Glenn and Alice spent many winters at their home in Harlingen, TX. She remained in her own home until the age of 100 when she moved to Kensington Place Assisted Living for one year and then to New Hampton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She is survived by one son, James (Delores) Grove and one daughter Glenda (Gerald) Laures both of New Hampton; five loving grandchildren, Steven (Denise) Grove and Scott (Brenda) Grove both of New Hampton, Suzanne (Mark) Peterson of Texas, Karen (Harold) Lantow of Fredericksburg, IA, and Debra (David) Sexton of Ridgeway, IA; 16 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents Henry and Verna Hartman; her husband Glenn on March 4, 1991; one grandchild Mark Gerald Laures; one great-grandchild Emily Anastacia Sexton and one great-great grandson Eli James Grove.

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  1. Alice was such a kind hearted woman who cared herself with grace. 107 years is quite a legacy for life! Gods blessings to you all.

  2. I remember Alice with fondness from church and library. She was a talented and interesting woman and more importantly kind and upbeat. Patricia Ipsen

  3. Jim and Delores and the rest of the family My sympathy to all of you. Her length of life was a blessing. May she rest in peace.

  4. My deepest sympathy to all of the family. Alice was a soft spoken woman with a kind heart. I always enjoyed visiting with her at church or womens fellowship. I remember when her hearing started going, she said, “I cant hear worth a darn but I still like to come to church and listen to the beautiful music.” She was a very sweet person and will be missed by many. May God bless you and be kind to you through this time of loss.

  5. My Deepest Sympathy to the Entire family. Prayers and Thoughts are with you during this difficult time of Loss.may you find comfort.

  6. Glenda Gerald and the entire family, thinking of you and praying youll find peace. May memories comfort you until time heals your heart. Duane Ilene Petersen

  7. Glenda, Jim and families, I am so sorry to hear about Alice. She was the true definition of a lady and it was always a joy to visit with her.

  8. Glenda, Jim and families, We are sorry to hear of your loss. Praying for comfort for you all in your time of grief. Roger and Janice Pleggenkuhle

  9. My sincere sympathy to Alices family. May God bless her and may all the memories help you at this difficult time.. Betty Gorman

  10. Jim, Delores, Glenda,Gerald and all your families, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We so wish that we could be with you for your memorial service. This extreme weather that we are having dictates that we stay close to home during the time of your service. I have some very fond memories of both Alice and Glenn. I remember 2 different times when as a youngster, they invited me to stay with them for a few days. Once was in the summer and one time when school was out for Christmas vacation. I remember aunt Alice helping pot a baby cactus plant for me to take home and call my own. I also remember riding with Uncle Glen in his pickup to Fredricksburg. Those were much simpler times, but family ties and love is what saw all of us through. May God bring comfort to you now In your time of need. Wish we were able to be with you, but please know that we are thinking of and praying for all of your family. Chuck and Kathy Grove

  11. My deepest sympathy to Glenda, Gerald and the entire family on your loss of Alice. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow. Jerry Zipse

  12. Our deepest sympathy to all of Alice’s family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time..

  13. Our deepest sympathy to Glenda, Gerald and family ! You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time ! Blessings !

  14. We are sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families at this difficult time.

  15. My heartfelt condolence to the Family. I am so sorry for your loss. There are few experiences more difficult than losing a loved one in death. As you cherish the many memories of your dear loved one, Alice, please reflect on the time when sickness, death and mourning will be no more. (Revelations 213,4) This is what our loving God Jehovah has promised and Jesus guaranteed the hope of seeing our loved ones again by means of the earthly resurrection. (John 528,29; Acts 2415; Isaiah 2619, Psalms 3710,11) May God’s word bring you comfort during this difficult time and in the days ahead as we await the fulfillment of His promises.


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