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Ruby Grove

Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am

Paramount Baptist Church

Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 10:30 am

Paramount Baptist Church


 Ruby Ella Grove, 96, of Hagerstown, MD, went to be with her Lord, Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at the Somerford House, with family at her side.

Born Thursday, November 8, 1923 in Harrisburg, VA, she was the daughter of the late Issac Menno Showalter and the late Cornelia (Winger) Showalter.

She graduated from Dayton High School in 1941 and was a member of Maugansville Bible Brethren Church.

She is survived by her two sons, Gary (Carol) Grove and Richard (Paula) Grove, all of Clear Spring, MD; two foster sons, Floyd (Jan) Beam of Philadelphia, PA and Lynn Starr of Winchester, VA; sister, Janet Miller of Sarasota, FL; nine grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 73 years, Roy Allen Grove; foster son, Jim Bingenheimer, daughter in law, Beverly C. Grove.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, February 8, 2020, at 10:30 AM at the Paramount Baptist Church, 13234 Marsh Pike Hagerstown, MD, with the Pastor Frank H. Duncan officiating.

Family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.

Interment will be held privately at the Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown, MD.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Hospice of Washington County and the staff at Somerford House, for the loving compassion and care shown to their mother during her stay at Somerford House.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21742 or to Samaritan's Purse P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD.

Online condolences may be expressed at

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Ruby and Roy were neighbors to my parents, Gene and Doris Huffman, for many, many years. I took Ruby and my mother to hair appointments for many years. My mother, who is now at Homewood, and I visited Ruby at Somerford a number of times when my mother was still able to get around. All memories of days going by but I am sure she is with her Lord now which is all any of us can hope for. My condolences to the family. Andy Huffman

Donald Andrew(Andy) Huffman
Hagerstown, Maryland

Playing bingo with my Ruby for the last three years has been such a pleasure! Ruby would light up the room with the sparkle in her eye when calling BINGO! Love you Ruby Grove!

Christine Hoffman
Clear Spring, Md

My heartfelt sympathy to Ruby’s family and friends. I have so many fond memories of the times the Grove family and Baer Family spent together. Many times we would get together after church for tea and cookies. Ruby always had such a positive attitude which appears to have served her well. May she Rest In Peace. Mary Ellen (Baer) Clark

Mary Ellen (Baer) Clark
Greencastle , PA

Sending love & prayers to you all thru this sad time. We know your loss is Heaven's Gain. One day your family will all be reunited in our Heavenly Home. May our Heavenly Father comfort you, meet your needs thru this loss. Dave & Ruthie Zepp

Dave & Ruthie Zepp
Williamsport, MD

My deepest condolences to family. I hadn't seen Aunt Ruby in a few years. The last time i saw her was when Uncle Roy was still alive and we had a small Grove reunion in State Line She was a sweet lady and will be missed dearly. Ginger

Ginger (Grove) Mundy
Chesapeake, VA

What an absolutely wonderful person, always with a bright and beautiful smile!! She will missed!!

Cristy Smoot
Boonsboro , Maryland

Our condolences to a wonderful family. How gracious of our Lord to grant us the privilege of having this wonderful lady among us for 96 years! What a gem!

Harold and Betty Miles
Hagerstown, Maryland

Dick, Paula, Gary, Carol it was a pleasure having the opportunity to be a part of Rudy’s life. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Sandi Greene
Williamsport, MD

Our love and condolences to the family. I know she will be missed greatly. She is sharing this Valentines' Day face to face with the love of her life, Jesus.

Todd and Debbie Henson
LaPorte, IN

A lovely lady who loved and served God She loved her husband children and grandchildren and great grandchildren She was a true inspiration and a blessing to know

Dana Thompson
Keedysville, Md

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