Irlene Groves

Friday, November 14, 2003

THEBES, Ill. -- Irlene Genevieve Groves, 77, of Thebes died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

She was born Jan. 19, 1926, in Benton, Ill., daughter of Oliver P. and Edith Cruson Farley. She and Clyde Groves were married in April 1947.

Formerly of Charleston, Mo., she had lived at Thebes more than 30 years. She was a licensed practical nurse at St. Francis and later did private duty nursing. She was a member of Trinity Free Pentecostal Church in Charleston.

Survivors include her husband; a son, David Groves of Thebes; a daughter, Joyce Samples of Woodburn, Ore.; three brothers, G.R. "Jim" Farley of Athens, Ga., Paul Farley of Jefferson City, Mo., Wendell Farley of Sikeston; a sister, June House of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, a daughter, three brothers and two sisters.

Friends may call at McMikle Funeral Home from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Bill Gadberry officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.