Elaine D. Groves

July 6, 2016

Groves, Elaine Obituary

Elaine Dorothy Groves, 78, formerly of Ambridge, Lower Burrell, and most recently of Orbisonia, passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2016, after a courageous battle with cancer. She will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother.

Born April 18, 1938 at Ambridge, PA, she was a daughter of the late Walter & Pearl (Debruckey) Conte of Ambridge, PA.

Mrs. Groves is survived by her son, James Jackson and wife Cheryl of Huntingdon, PA, her daughter, Judith Snyder and husband Sidney of Butler, PA, two brothers, Walter Conte and Donald Conte and a sister, Elizabeth Mills. She is also survived by a grandson, Connor Jackson and granddaughters Marissa Lundstrum and Morgan Snyder. She was preceded in death by a son, Emery (Buddy) Jackson and two sisters, Deborah and Judith Ehmer.

Mrs. Groves graduated as a registered nurse from the Shadyside School of Nursing and worked many years at Sewickley Valley Hospital, was a nurse instructor and worked at several nursing homes. She loved Scrabble, reading, baking and spending time with her grandchildren. After retirement, she worked at several libraries and volunteered at the Woodland Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Orbisonia.

There will be no public viewing or visitation. There will be a private funeral service for family only. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Southern Huntingdon Area Library, 554 Cromwell St., Orbisonia, PA 17243.

Local arrangements are under the direction of the Martin R. Brown Funeral Home, Orbisonia, PA.

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