Meadville Tribune

April 17, 2013

Jean Marie Grove

Meadville Tribune

MEADVILLE — Jean Marie Grove, 95, of Meadville, passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at Crawford County Care Center, Saegertown.

She was born on June 4, 1917, in Meadville, a daughter of Louis and Anna Wirt Byham. On July 19, 1936, she married Jacob Andrew Grove; he preceded her in death.

Jean was a graduate of Meadville Area High School. She was employed at American Viscose during World War II. Later she was a homemaker and employed at Mercer Spring & Wire where she retired from in 1978.

She was a member at New Richmond United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Joyce Grove Hein and her husband, Ronald, of Duluth, Minn.; a son, James Grove and his wife, Valerie, of Guys Mills; four grandchildren, Bree Grove Lorio, Brandi Grove Oatis and her husband, Keith, Robert Hayden, and Scott Hayden and his wife, Ginger; six great-grandchildren, Kylee and Devon Lorio, Corrina and Carter Hayden, Finlay Jacob Oatis and Drake Allen Oatis; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; four sisters, Ruth Weaver of Meadville, Helen Gow of Goodyear, Ariz., Vivian Byham of Meadville and Dorothy of Palm Springs, Calif.; and three brothers, Charles, Kenneth and Carl Byham, all of Meadville.

Family and friends are welcome to call on Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Roofner-Collins-Warren Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 544 Chestnut St., Meadville.

Funeral service will be on Monday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with Rev. Sarah Roncolato of Stone United Methodist Church officiating.

Burial will take place at Greendale Cemetery, Meadville.

In memory of Jean, the family would like memorials to be made to North Richmond United Methodist Church, PO Box 211, Cambridge Springs, Pa. 16403; or Blooming Valley Volunteer Fire Department, Mill Street, Saegertown, Pa. 16433.

Please take a moment to share a memory or condolence with the family on Jean’s book of memories online at