Grover England, 59

Grover W. England, 59, Akron, died at 2:46 a.m., Jan. 13, at I.U. Health in Goshen. He was born March 3, 1954 in Prestonsburg, Ky. to Grover and Ella (Allen) England.

Grover attended Peru High School and Lincoln Technical Institute, graduating from an online school in Florida. He married Leester L. Sexton on May 10, 1985 in Clintwood, Va. He worked for the Indiana Department of Transportation, and was a member of Beaver Dam United Methodist Church.  He enjoyed working on and restoring cars, and building model cars. Grover loved practical jokes, window shopping, traveling, and going on cave tours. He loved Halloween, especially decorations. 

He is survived by his wife, Leester L. England, Akron; four children, Dayne (Toshia) England and Tiffany England both of Rochester, Shawna (Michael) Carson, Warsaw, and Anthony (Emily) England, Fort Wayne;  seven grandchildren; three sisters, Siannas Prater, Marion, Elizabeth England and Patricia England both of Peru. He was preceded in death by his parents, and three sisters, Aggie Jane Miler, Joyce Marcia Ousley, and Cynthia England.

Funeral services will be held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel, 207 W. Main St., North Manchester, on Saturday, Jan. 18, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Butch Troke officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Peru. Friends may call Saturday  from 12-2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is American Cancer Society.

The memorial guest book for Grover may be signed at

Posted on 2014 Jan 15