Obituary of R. Irene Grove , 97
|Name of Deceased||R. Irene Grove|
|Date of Death||11/26/2009|
|Date of Birth||10/19/1912|
|Funeral Home||Koch Funeral Home|
Irene Grove, 97, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009, at Centre Crest. She was born Oct.19, 1912, in Harris Township, to Mae Markle. On June 21, 1932, she married Jared H. Grove, who died in February 1971.
She graduated in 1931 from Harris Township High School and worked in the giftware department at O.W. Houtz. She had also been a cook at Lemont Elementary School. She was a member of Mount Nittany United Methodist Church and was an avid button collector. She belonged to the Nittany Button Club and the Pennsylvania State Button Association.
She is survived by a son-in-law, Wilden L. Nuss Jr., of Lemont; a brother, Norman Bayletts and his wife, Prudence, of Shingletown; two sisters, Jean Shilling, of Westfield, and Betty Klinger, of Shingletown; as well as three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, Pam and her husband, Barry Rowland, of Huntington, and their children, Noah and Zachary, Jennifer Miller, of Mingoville, and her children, Hannah and Jessica Guisewhite, and Joseph and his wife, Jeanne Nuss, of Birdsboro, and their children, Kathryn, Victoria and Ethan. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Jane Irene Nuss; a brother, Harry Bayletts; and a grandson, Jerry Nuss.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, at Koch Funeral Home, 2401 S. Atherton St., State College. The funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Carl Hill officiating. Burial will be in Centre County Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Centre Crest Nursing Home, 502 E. Howard St., Bellefonte, PA 16823.