Richard F. Grove, 89

Richard F. Grove, 89, of Wabash, passed away on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015 at his home.

He was born to the late Russell D. and Ruth (Henkel) Grove on March 17, 1926, in Fort Wayne.

He was a Bluffton High School graduate. Richard married Dora A. Stevens on June 6, 1954, they have been married 61 years. He served his country in the United States Navy.

Along with his wife, Dora; Richard is survived by son, Lenard S. Grove (Rebecca) of Wabash; daughter, Mrs. Julia Drake of Jonesboro; sisters, Patricia Conner and Mrs. Mary Ann (Charles) Stepp both of Bluffton; grandchildren, Robert S. Grove of Wabash,  Nichalos A. Grove of Wabash, Charles Storey of Plainfield, Adam Drake of Jonesboro, and Christopher Drake of Jonesboro; and great-grandchildren, Aislynn Storey and Lindsey Grove.

Funeral services were held at VA Northern Indiana Chapel in Marion, Indiana. Burial followed in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Wabash County.

Military honors were jointly given by Kokomo VFW and Indiana Navy Honor Guard.

Pallbearers were Nichalos Grove, Robert Grove, David Bright, John Bright, Jim Bright, Craig Bright, and Adam Drake. Honorary pallbearers were Craig Mann and Dewayne Lynn.

McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, was entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


Posted on 2015 Dec 10