Genevieve "Jenny" Grover

genevieve grover
Genevieve “Jenny” M. Grover, 77, of Elma, IA passed away on Monday, April 20, 2020 at her cabin in Harpers Ferry, IA. A private graveside service will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, April 23, 2020, at Riverside Cemetery in Riceville, IA with Father Jerry Kopacek officiating. There will be a Celebration of Life held at a later date. Conway-Markham Funeral Home in Elma is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at Memorials may be directed to the family. Jenny was born on May 28, 1942 to Matthew and Genevieve (Bilek) Ludwig. She was united in marriage to Robert Daryl Grover on February 17, 1962 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Robert preceded her in death on October 17, 2006. Together, Jenny and Robert farmed in Maple Leaf and raised their three sons, Kent (Darla) Grover, Winona, MN; Kurt (Patricia) Grover, Elma, IA; and Brian Grover, Elbert, CO. She is survived by a special friend, Delbert Selk and four grandchildren, Chelsie Grover, Katie Grover, Brandon (Jill) Grover and Samantha (Chase) Hotvedt; three step-granddaughters, Erin, Lauren and Megan Malone; four great-grandchildren, Wyland and Mylah Grover, Gracelynn and Annslee Hotvedt, her sisters, Marcella Gebel and Dolores Opat and many nieces and nephews. Jenny was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert and brother, Alphonsus Ludwig. Jenny loved her family, friends, loved her pets including cats, dogs, horses and mules. She also enjoyed camping and farming. Jenny could often be found horseback riding and going for ATV rides. She was known for planning elaborate four course meals during planting and harvest season and would set up a table in the field waiting for the tractors to come to the end of the rows to stop and eat. She always made sure no one went hungry while in the field. She was an avid cook and loved to read cookbooks. She was known for her wonderful sense of humor and could find something funny in any situation. Her favorite songs was Alan Jackson’s, “Remember When.” She was a devoted farm wife, a wonderful mother and adoring grandmother. Jenny will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

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  1. Jenny always had a sense of humor hard to beat!! She was a great neighbor & a good cook! In 1968 she warned us of the F4 tornado coming to hit our farm & laid in the ditch with her 3 boys , my parents & me while it destroyed our farm. Meanwhile Bob was in the field nearby & watched it! She will be missed!!

  2. My heart sunk when I heard about Jenny! I always would look forward to seeing Jenny when I would go to Kurt and Patty’s to help rock picking and fall harvest! Before Jenny had her cabin she would bring lunch out to us and always made a scrumptious meal. I was always ready for nap after eating but didn’t dare tell Kurt!! My love to all of Jenny’s family and may Jenny Rest In Peace!

  3. So sorry for your loss. Jen was an amazing person and a great friend. I have so many memories of our camping/horseback riding trips. Her and Bob were always so much fun to be around, now they are together again. Hugs to you all.

  4. So sorry to hear of your loss. I remember some fun times visiting your family many years ago. My parents, Paul & Carol Schulz, were friends with your mom & dad. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. May the wonderful memories give you strength at this difficult time. Lori Schulz Franzen

  5. Jenny was a good neighbor and raised some good boys. As stated, she always saw humor in things. She referred to me as “Trudy’s Choreboy”… She will be missed. Mike O’Donnell

  6. My sympathies to Jenny’s family and community of friends and neighbors. Glad to have come to know Jenny over the past few years as she planned and enjoyed her cabin. Always a pleasure to visit with. May God hold Jenny in the palm of his hand…

  7. So sorry to hear of your loss! Jenny and your dad, were so special to our family. Not only neighbors, but dear friends. They shared so many memories with my parents and all of us Cannon kids.. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Hugs! Barb and Merle Havlik and family

  8. Sympathy to Genevieve’s family and friends. I went to country school with her, and her sisters and brother.

  9. Our sincere sympathies! Our thoughts and prayers are with you Kent, Kurt, Brian and families! Cathy and Bruce Fox

  10. We were so sorry to hear of your loss,our prayers and sympathy go to all the families,Tom and Marian Gebel

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