Wanda M. Groves

Passed away January26, 2017 in her own home. A lifelongresident of Lawrence, she was born on July 3, 1927 to Francis A. Hartman andRema I. McCoy Hartman. She spent most ofher adult life as a homemaker, and also working at Cooper Gifts and in FoodService for the Lawrence Township Schools.

She is preceded indeath by: her parents; her husband of 57 years, Vernon Dean Groves; and herdaughter, Krista F. Groves DeWitt.

She is survived by:daughter, Diane G. Smith; sons, Wes Groves and David Groves; grandson, Jake(Scena) Groves; and great-granddaughters, Natty and Emmy; and granddog, Cody.

Visitation will be from 4pm to 8pm on Tuesday, January 31,2016 at Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services – Lawrence, 5215 N. ShadelandAvenue. The service will be at 10am onWednesday, February 1, 2017 at the funeral home. She will be laid to rest at Washington ParkEast Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana. Inlieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’sAssociation.

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  1. Wanda was the sweetest woman I ever met in your whole life. I have many cherished memories of our family reunions at Lawrence Park. The Family are in my prayers and thoughts. Rest in peace nice lady. Love Susie and family

  2. Many fond memories was the ones spent with my Aunt & Uncle. Time spent at their home was a wonderful time. One of the kindest & sweetest women you ever met. R.I.P.

  3. Wanda was our class president at LCH and continued with our reunions later; She was
    a dedicated person. Doris McCave, class of ’45.

  4. "The last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing"- 1 Corinthians 15:26

    Please accept my heartfelt thoughts and expressions…

    When Adam disobeyed The Grand Creator, he lost his special relationship with The Creator, his perfect life and his Paradise home. – Genesis 3:17-19

    Because of Adam’s disobedience, we all have inherited sin and death. – Romans 5:12
    God made hope for the dead possible by sending His Son to die for us. The resurrection hope tells us about The Creator’s love and undeserved kindness. – John 3:16; Romans 6:23.
    May the comfort of God’s promises, friends and family be your strength now and in the days ahead,
    ~ JL, Indianapolis, IN

  5. It was a blessing to grow up in Lawrence. Two of the wonderful people who made it such a nice place were Wanda and Dean Groves. Wanda was such a loving and caring lady that her love spread joy everywhere especially into my heart. I ran into Wanda and Diane a while back. She was the same loving person with a caring heart. Dimentia may have burdened her mind, but her love in her heart was just as sweet as ever. I know this is very hard for Diane, Wes and David and their families. May God bless you with peace and comfort today and the weeks and years ahead. May your memories be your strength and joy.

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