Helen "Loretta" Groves, age 80, passed away Sept. 1, 2009. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 5, at 2:15 p.m., at the Moore Cemetery, Nevada. Visitation will be Friday, Sept. 4, from 5--7 p.m., at McGilley State Line Chapel, 12301 State Line Rd., Kansas City, Mo., and on Saturday, Sept. 5, from noon--2 p.m., at Ferry Funeral Home, 301 S. Washington St., Nevada.
Loretta was born Feb. 20, 1929, in Lockwood, Mo., to Fred and Grace York. She retired in 1995 from Allied Signal after 25 years with the company. Loretta enjoyed quilting, sewing, and going dancing. She enjoyed her grandchildren most of all.
Loretta was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence "Jr." Groves; two sisters and four brothers.
She is survived by her son Gary Groves; daughter Connie Whitney; grandchildren, Matt Groves, Jeff Groves, Kristi Whitney, Stacy Kendrick; six great-grandchildren; sisters Hazel Swartz and Barbara Corwine.
Arrangements are under the direction of McGilley State Line Chapel (816) 942-6180.