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Eugenia Grove



Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home


Eugenia Rebecca (Pullen) Grove of Hagerstown, died Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at Fahrney Keedy Senior Living Community. Eugenia was 72. Eugenia was born in Orlando, Florida to the late Eugene Pullen, Sr. and Helen Rebecca (Anderson) Pullen. She was the loving and devoted wife of Guy D. Grove of Hagerstown. 

Eugenia was a member of the Central Church of Christ in Martinsburg, WV and formerly of the Church of Christ in Wildwood, FL, and the Hagerstown Church of Christ. Eugenia was employed as an elementary teacher for the Washington County Public Schools as well as elementary schools in Mt. Dora, FL, Woodbridge, VA and Montgomery, AL. In addition to her husband, she is survived by daughters; Lisa (Grove) Downie, wife of Jeremiah Downie of Hagerstown, Janet (Grove) Dill, wife of Jason Dill of Waynesboro, PA, and Sharon (Grove) Britner, wife of Lewis Britner of Hagerstown. She is also survived by a twin brother, Eugene Pullen, Jr. of Titusville, FL and 2 sisters, Catherine Hanna of Daphne, AL and Deborah Jacobs of Port Charlotte, FL. Her grandchildren include Payton Downie, Ethan Downie, Landon Downie, Braxton Downie, Brenna Dill, Bailey Dill, Carson Britner, and Raegan Britner.

There is no viewing but a memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 2:00 pm at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD. Officiating minister will be Raymond Murray, Jr. 

In lieu of flowers, the family has stated that any memorial donations may be made to the Mt. Dora Children's Home, 301 W. 13th Ave., Mt. Dora, FL 32757 or to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

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My condolences to you and your family. May you find peace and comfort.

Michele Freeman
Hagerstown, MD

So very sorry on your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are always with you. Loved visiting with Genia and loved hearing her funny stories about her girls when they were younger. Especially about the egg salad sandwiches. She told me that story several times, we always laughed. She was such a sweet dear Lady. She will be dearly missed. May God comfort you all. She's in heaven smiling down on all of you. Love and comfort to you, Homer & Chris Downie

Ashtabula, OH

Eugenia was a wonderful person and I have many pleasant memories from the two cruises I went on with Eugenia and Guy. Guy, our wives are in heaven now waiting on us. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Lynn Singleton
Hagerstown, MD

My deepest condolences to you and your family.

Rob Grove
Hendersonville , TN

Sorry to here the loss of your mother and grandmother. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Blessings to your family and loved ones. It does bring memories of my DOM (dear old mom). She passed at 71 in November 1998. A person I strive to be like everyday of my life and I know is always at my side.

Luke J Becker
Hagerstown, MD

Lisa - Heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. May you find peace in all of the loving memories of your mother. Anita & Regis Binder

Anita Binder
Hagerstown, MD

Mani and I feel blessed to have know Gina and Guy and all the family they all were apart of our church family. We are so sorry for the loss of Gina but we all know she is in a much better place. Sending love and prayers to comfort you at this time. Mani & Irene Bhaskarla

Mani & Irene Bhaskarla
Williamsburg , Virginia

My deepest sympathy to all of you. Aunt Genia was a wonderful person and will truly be missed by many.

Shelly Rhine
Dubois, PA

Praying for you and your families Sharon and Lisa.

Mrs. Smith
Smithsburg , Maryland

We are so sorry to learn of the passing of Gina. She was such a delight to be around, and especially enjoyed her sense of humor. She was a great influence in the lives of so many that were blessed to be in her class. Our prayers are with you. May God bless you with a strong faith, courage and comfort as you experience the challenging days ahead. She will be greatly missed. Jerry and Ida Bass

Jerry and Ida Bass
Mt. Dora, FL

Sharon and family, Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Every time I think of my mom and start missing her I just remember that she is in such a better place and once again "herself". Much love, Mike, Andrea and the boys

Andrea Rankin
Clear Spring, MD

To: Eugenia's Family Our hearts and prayers are with you as we share your loss. Love, The Lyon Family David, Jennifer, Paul, April, Dusty

The Lyon Family
Indian Springs, Alabama

Sharon and family—my deepest sympathies in the passing of your mom. My prayers are with you and your family and may you find comfort and peace in God during this time.

Tara (Thurston) Simmons
Frederick, MD

I worked with Gena at Smithsburg Elementary. My condolences to the family at this difficult time.

Gwen Nikirk
Hagerstown, Maryland

Mrs. Grove was my 3rd grade teacher at Smithsburg Elementary School in the early 90’s. She was one of the kindest people I met! She was a special teacher to me and I have fond memories of her as a child. A few years ago she was substituting in the school I teach at and I was so happy to see her; she knew EXACTLY who was by name too. I was so happy to be able to share with her the impact she had on my life. It was because of her class that I kept striving to do my best throughout my schooling. My prayers are with the Grove family during this difficult time. I just wanted to send my condolences and share how much Mrs. Grove impacted me as a student and beyond.

Lorrie Rejonis Trader
Smithsburg , MD

I am so sorry for your loss.

Bonnie Boyer Tidwell
Burns, TN

We are all so saddened by your loss and have been and will be keeping you in our prayers. May the God of all comfort keep you wrapped in his loving arms during this time. If I or the church can do anything you have but to ask. God Bless and keep you. Richard McGough

Richard McGough
Hagerstown, MD

Sharon and family, I was so sad to hear of the passing of your mom. The piece you wrote was absolutely beautiful and what an amazing woman she was, thank you for sharing it with all of us. Thinking of you and your family during this time of grief.

MIchele Gardenhour
Smithsburg, Maryland

I just wanted to pay tribute to fine example of faithful Christian that Eugenia was. A very inspiring life story.

Stephen J O'Brien
Waynesboro, PA

Eugenia and I met in the fall of 1964 when we were assigned to be roommates at Freed Hardeman University. We roomed together for the next 3 1/2 years. Eugenia was a very special lady and I treasure my memories of our college years. Eugenia was known as a sweet, quiet girl which she was - most of the time! Genia had a great sense of humor and loved to play pranks in the dorm. My heart goes out to Guy and their daughters. May God bless you family.

Judy McKenzie
Henderson , TN

Eugenia was a quiet but friendly lady with whom I had the opportunity to join for a group lunch on several occasions. Even while progressively experiencing poor health, she seemed to enjoy being with our group from Hagerstown Community College. I will miss being with her but know she is in a better place. With thoughts and prayers to Guy and family, Bev Yeagle

Beverly Yeagle
Hagerstown, MD

My deepest sympathy brother I know how difficult it is right now but your family, friends and the Lord are here for you. I know your daughters and their families are hurting also and I’m praying for all of you.

Curt Grove
Johnstown , Pa

Our sincere condolences to the family. May you find comfort in knowing that God collects our tears and is close to the brokenhearted ready to comfort us in our moment of need - Psalm 56:8

Memphis, TN

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