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Margaret Elizabeth (Brown) Groves

July 31, 1922 — August 25, 2021


Margaret Elizabeth (Brown) Groves, age 99 of Crawfordsville, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 surrounded by her family. She was born in New Ross, Indiana on July 31, 1922 to the late Robert Harvey & Doris Edith (Funkhouser) Brown.

Margaret graduated from New Ross High School in 1940 and on July 16, 1942 in Orlando, Florida she married Robert Glenn Groves, who preceded her in death on February 28, 1978. She was a loving mother and grandmother who gave selflessly to others. She was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking and one of her greatest delights was to share with others the delicious food she prepared. She was a member of New Hope Christian Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda K. (Harold) Carpenter; sons, Robert E Groves and John R. (Wanda) Groves; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great grandchildren and 4 on the way; and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert; her daughter, Nancy Caldwell; two brothers, Robert V. and Howard D. Brown; and a sister, Marcille Abbott.

Visitation will be at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S Washington Street, in Crawfordsville on Saturday, August 28, 2021 from 11:00am till the time of the funeral service at 12:00pm with Pastor Steve Wilke officiating. The service will be live-streamed and recorded which can be viewed on her obituary page at Burial will follow at Darlington Greenlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be given to Montgomery County Community Foundation, PO Box 334, Crawfordsville, IN 47933. Share memories and condolences online at

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Saturday, August 28, 2021

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