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Robert Glenn Grove
August 13, 1931 ~ May 18, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old
Robert G. Grove, 91, of Newton, Illinois, passed away on Thursday May 18, 2023, at the Villa of Holly Brook, in Newton.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Friday May 26th, 2023, at the Grace United Methodist Church in Newton. There will be a one-hour visitation starting at 10:00 to 11:00 am on May 26, 2023, also at the Grace United Methodist Church. The burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery, in Newton, IL at a later date. The Barkley Funeral Chapel in Greenup is assisting the family.
Robert was born on August 13, 1931, in Newton, IL, the son of Dewey and Bernice (Woods) Grove. He married Melba Lewis on September 10, 1949. She preceded in him 2016. Survivors include daughters Cindy Reynolds, and Sara (Jeff) Tarr; daughter-in-law Diane Grove, sister Ruth Alice Gibson; 10 grandchildren and 2 step grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Melba; two sons Ronald Grove and Stephen Grove; two daughters Becky McCrary and Linda Briggs; two sisters Betty Trimble and Maryetta Grove; three brothers Dewey Grove Jr., Floyd Grove, and Ivan Grove; and one great grandchild.
Robert worked as an ARCLINE Pipeline Welder for 66 years and was a member of the Union #798. Robert enjoyed fishing.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.barkleyfuneralchapels.com.