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Mary Krage Grover

October 8, 1944 - June 16, 2020
From: Spencer, IA
Mary Krage Grover

Mary Krage Grover

Born: October 8, 1944
Died: June 16, 2020
Age: 75

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      Mary Krage Grover, the daughter of James and Harriett (Krage) Conway, was born on October 8, 1944 in Emmetsburg, Iowa. She was raised and attended school there graduating from high school. She then attended Emmetsburg Junior College.

     On February 27, 1965, Mary married Merle Grover at the Assumption Catholic Church in Emmetsburg. Following their marriage, they lived in the Langdon area. Mary was a homemaker for many years while they started their family, she also worked at Center Café. In 1986, she went back to college, attending Buena Vista University in Storm Lake. She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. Following her graduation, she worked at Dollar General in Spirit Lake and Spencer, Slumberland and most recently the Buckle. Mary was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church here in Spencer.

     Mary loved to bake, especially cookies, she also enjoyed sewing, gardening, reading, crocheting, genealogy, playing cards and games. Mary enjoyed spending  time visiting with her coffee friends and keeping in touch with her high school friends.

Most of all Mary loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

    Mary passed away on Tuesday, June   16, 2020, at the Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD at the age of 75. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Merle in 2004: her daughter, Melissa Lowman; her brother, Jack Conway; her sister, Therese Daniel and son-in-law, Shawn Smith.

     Left to cherish her memory are her six daughters: Mary Ann Smith of Fostoria, IA, Angela (Larry) Anderson of Worthington, MN, Audrey Whitacre of Estherville, IA, Krista (Ben) Petersen of Worthington, MN, Georgia Grover of Spencer, IA, Sharleen “Charlie” (Jeremy) Walters of Hartley, IA; her son, Lewis Grover (Kellie Richardson) of Milford, IA; her son-in-law, Harold “Howie” Lowman of Emmetsburg, IA; 34 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; her five sisters: Ellen and Roger Picray of Emmetsburg, IA, Margaret and Phil Redenbaugh of Storm Lake, IA, Elizabeth Gilbert of Dexter, MO, Patty and Tom Boyd of Papillion, NE and Kathy and Fred Alva of Omaha, NE ; her three brothers: James Conway of Emmetsburg, IA, Jude and Jane Conway of Des Moines, IA, Tom and   Jean Conway of Park Rapids , MN; her brother-in-law, James Daniel of Des Moines, IA;   many nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

Graveside Services will be held 10:30 A.M., Friday, June 19 , 2020 at the Fairview Cemetery in Rural Langdon.
Father Tim Hogan
All Of Her Grandchildren and Her Great Grandchildren
Fairview Cemetery - Langdon, Iowa


Sunday, June 28, 2020 at 7:07 PM
“So sorry to hear about Mary Sympathy to the family.”
- Jim & Pat Hynes
Monday, June 22, 2020 at 7:59 AM
“My thoughts go out to the entire family. I've known Mary for many years and always enjoyed visiting with her. We walk by her house almost every day on our walking route and she always had a cheery wave and hello for us. RIP Mary - I know you will be missed for sure.”
- Mike Carlson
Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 10:06 AM
“I want to express my deepest sympathy and condolences to Aunt Mary's Family and Friends! She was a very sweet Lady and she will be Missed.”
- Harry Baxter
Friday, June 19, 2020 at 8:02 AM
“I am so saddened to hear of Mary's passing. My sympathy and prayers go out to all the family. I taught at Terril School for 20 years and had several of Mary's children in my class over the years. She and Merle were always very supportive parents. Mary was without a doubt a wonderful mother and loved her family very much. What a wonderful legacy she leaves behind. You can rest in the peace of knowing your mother is now in the arms of her Saviour!
May God bkess you with precious memories!”
- Charlene Radcliffe
Friday, June 19, 2020 at 8:02 AM
“so sorry to hear about Mary, our thoughts and prayers go out too all of your family.....from our family, Ron, Sharon, Rhonda and Steve Essick”
- Essick Family
Friday, June 19, 2020 at 8:01 AM
“So very sorry for the loss of your Mom. She will live on in all the memories you all hold dear to your hearts. ”
- Dale and Bert Nelson
Friday, June 19, 2020 at 8:01 AM
“My heart goes out to all of Mary's family at this time of sorrow. I am truly sorry for your loss and pray that God give you the peace you need to get through this difficult time. May she rest in peace as her work here on earth is done. Sincere Condolences. Pam Lowman Lenz”
- Pam Lowman Lenz
Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 1:57 PM
“So very sorry for the loss of your mom,. will miss our visits at Hy Vee & catching up on our families. You have our deepest sympathies.
God's blessings.”
- Pat & Eldon Larsen
Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 8:09 AM
“To Mary's children. We were sorry to learn of your mom's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
- Orville and Marilyn Lewis
Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 8:09 AM
“For all the Conways and Grovers and all the many connections that extend outward from there, we're very sorry for your loss. Therese always loved her big sister and so did all of us who are part of Therese's family. I hope you take some comfort is the wonderful extended family for which she was the origin. This is a very odd and anxious time for all but those of us with wonderful extended family support are luckier than we often think about. Mary was a wonderful person. She added a great deal of value to the world. Jim, Martine, Andrea, Clare and all. ”
- Jim Daniel
Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 8:07 AM
“so very sorry for your loss. Mary was a wonderful lady and I adored her. sending love and prayers to you all.”
- Kim Cowen
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 3:21 PM
“I am so sorry for your loss!!! I always think of the "Grover" family whenever I go to or think of Langdon!! Hugs and prayers to the family!!”
- Shannon Parks
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 3:20 PM
“Charlie and family, sorry to hear about your mom, fun gal. had not seen her in a long time.
- nancy newgard
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 3:20 PM
“Mary was a great lady and will surely be missed by many. My condolences to the family!”
- Megan Dublinske
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 3:20 PM
“Dear Grover family,
I'd like to express my condolence and deep regrets for your loss and share where I found help at such a time as this when I lost my entire family to this enemy death. I found comfort and hope in what Jehovah Gods word the Bible says at John5:28,29 there we're told we'll see our love ones again at the resurrection when Jesus brings them back here on earth and also we're told at Isaiah25:8 this enemy death will be gone forever. With these scriptures along with I'm able to cope with my loss and get through each day because now I know I'll see my love ones again and so can you. I wanted to share this with you now when hope and comfort is needed in hopes that this will help you also for this is my purpose in sharing this with you at this time and please know that I do share your grief and hope you'll feel free to let me know if this helped in some way. I hope to hear from you. Sincerely, GM”
- Gloria Mosley
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 12:49 PM
“My sympathy to you on the loss of your mom.”
- Gwen Taylor
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 11:55 AM
“I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was always so nice when we would see each other. Sending prayers and hugs.”
- Anna Weatherman
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 11:55 AM
“Sorry to hear about your loss. Mary was a very decent person and I know she will be missed. She is now in heaven with Mert and Shawn.
- Carl Nickelson
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 11:55 AM
“My sympathy to all of Mary's family. I enjoyed having Mary for my neighbor and she will be missed. She was a very kind, generous, loving lady. Hugs to all. ”
- Deb Lytle
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 11:55 AM
“we are so sorry for your loss. we lived above her for several years. she is so sweet and always was there if we needed her. our kids loved spending time with her and playing with her visiting family. she will forever be in our hearts. our prayers are with all of you”
- Amanda Raman
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 7:44 AM
“My deepest sympathy to you all. I’m so sorry for your loss.”
- Tracy Enderson
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 7:44 AM
“So sorry to hear this news.May peace be with your family. such a great person and always happy to be with.I was a lucky person to get to know her.May you find peace as you deal with the loss of your Mom Krista and a wonderful grandma to your kids.God needed another wonderful person in heaven.”
- Tim Strenge
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 7:44 AM
“I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. She was an awesome lady. She will be missed by many.”
- Jeri Hayden
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 7:44 AM
“So sorry for your loss, wishing times were different so we could all get together.”
- Teresa Stephas
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 4:38 PM
“Our love and sympathy go out to you all on the loss of your mom and grandma. I love hearing you girls tell all your stories about growing up. They are most often followed by laughter and smiles. I know you all have many great memories, to carry you through this difficult time. You can find comfort in knowing that your mom and dad are now reunited again. Praying God's peace and comfort will help you through the days ahead. Let us know if you need anything! Hugs!! ”
- Gail and Dave Holinka
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