Judy Rae (Bliss) Groves

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Judy Groves passed away June 6, 2014, at her youngest daughter, Kelly's home in Centerville, Kan., at the age of 70. She was born to Raymond and Patricia Bliss on June 29, 1943, in Nevada, Mo. She was united in marriage to Charles Edward Groves on May 9, 1959, in Nevada, Mo. They made their home in Lenexa, Kan., and after his passing in 1993, she moved to Linn County, Kan. Also preceding her in death were her parents and an infant sister, Dixie Lee Bliss.

She is lovingly remembered by three daughters, Judy Ann Kempf and husband, Chuck, of Bunkerville, Nev., Nancy Lee Groves and partner, Frank Jordan, of Olathe, Kan., and Kelly Rae Rhodes and husband, Doug, of Centerville, Kan.; two sisters, Peggy Kimzey, of Deepwater, Mo., and Millie Rose, of Nevada, Mo.; one brother, Roy (Skip) Bliss, of Chanute, Kan.; three grandchildren, Amanda Rhodes Lew and husband, Anthony, of Iola, Kan., Heather Rhodes of Centerville, Kan., and Caden Rhodes of Centerville, Kan.; and three great-grandchildren, Ayden Rhodes, Aaron Lew, and Aaliyah Lew.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m., June 29, in Clicks Cemetery, in Nevada.

The family requests donations in Judy's name to the American Cancer Society, in lieu of flowers.