November 19, 1938 -- December 14, 2018
Lucille Mary Groves, 80, of Goshen, died at 5:52 pm on Friday, December 14,
at Goshen Health Hospital. She was born on November 19, 1938 in
Kendallville, to Samuel Sr. and Clara (Bauman) Bushong. On October 24,
1964, in Syracuse, she married Gordon Groves; he survives. Survivors in
addition to her husband are two daughters, Meribethe Lawton of Goshen,
Carijo (Erik) West of Denver, CO; son, Randall Groves of Goshen; step
grandson, Freddie Lawton; step great grandsons, Matthew and Colton
Lawton; sister, Linda (Stan) Nicolai of Syracuse; brother, Sam Bushong, Jr.
of Warsaw. She was preceded in death by her parents; son-in-law, Robert
Lawton; three brothers, Garry, Larry, and William Bushong. Lucille was a
member of First United Methodist Church in Middlebury where she had
served as church secretary. She was a 65 year member of Grange and served
as the state Women's Activity chairman. She was a homemaker, a building
aide for 23 years at Heritage Middle School and the score board operator for
20+ years at Northridge High School. Lucille was also a 4-H leader for 33
years and served as past president of the Elkhart County Extension
Homemakers. Visitation will be from 2:00 - 4:00 pm and 6:00 - 8:00 pm on
Friday, December 21 at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South Main Street,
Middlebury and for one hour prior to the 10:00 am funeral service on
Saturday, December 22 at First United Methodist Church, Middlebury. Burial
will be in Cornell Cemetery, Goshen. Memorials may be given to Lake Grange
or First United Methodist Church.
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Lucille was one of the most caring persons I have known. She contributed to
the betterment of humankind in countless ways. We have lost a great soul.
From: Susan Weybright
Lucy was a very caring school person. She helped at both the middle school
& high school in various positions. She will be missed. Thoughts & prayers
to the family.
From: Steve & Jeannine George
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Randy, Keith and I are so saddened to hear of your loss. Please convey our
sympathy to your sisters and Dad. Your parents were always so active in the
community and will be missed. Our heart breaks for you and family.
From: Betty and Keith Ferrand
Lucille M. Groves