Service


Date:

January 20, 2018

Start Time:

11:00 AM

Location:

Merle Hay Funeral Home

Visitation


Date:

January 19, 2018

Start Time:

4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Location:

Merle Hay Funeral Home

Connie Groves

Beloved sister, aunt, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Connie Raye Groves, 76, passed away January 14, 2018 at Fleur Heights Nursing Home in Des Moines, Iowa. Connie was born in Des Moines, Iowa on September 27, 1941.

Preceded in death by her husband Burton Groves, Des Moines, Iowa and mother Dottie Brown, Des Moines, Iowa.

Survived by her brother Jack (Marian) Rheuport, Warsaw, Missouri. Beloved mother of her children Theresa Walker (Rob Van Gilder), Junior Jones, Billy (Donna) Jones, and Jennie Jones (David Smith); further survived by grandchildren Koncetta Jones (Daniel Rolon), Casey (Robert) Oliver, Amber (Jason) Allen, Joey Walker, Ashley Berhow (Rusty Wessel), Noriko Jones (Vedran Duric), and Robin Van Gilder (Ricky Klismith); great grandchildren Eli Oliver, Ian Oliver, Ileyah Islas, Dominic Oliver, Saleen Wessel, Joseph Oliver, Nova Wessel and Ryleigh Duric.

Connie loved being surrounded by the ones she loved. Especially at Christmas time, that was her favorite holiday. she loved shopping for others. She also loved being outdoors enjoying swimming, fishing, and camping. She had a huge heart and welcomed everyone. She will forever be loved and missed greatly.

Visitation will be held Friday January 19th, from 4-7 PM and Saturday January 20th, from 10-11 am at Merle Hay Funeral Home, 4400 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, Iowa. Funeral services will began at the funeral home at 11 am on January 20th.

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