Linda Joyce Groves, 82, of Lexington passed away on Aug. 15, 2022, at her home in Lancaster, Pa., surrounded by her loved ones following a lengthy battle with Scleroderma.

Born in Dallas, Texas, on Feb. 11, 1940, Linda was the eldest of the five children of Nolan and Elnora (Bragg) McGough of Dallas.

She graduated from Sunset High School and the University of Texas. She married James Robert Groves at Rosemont Christian Church in Dallas on July 21, 1961, and they recently celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary together.

Linda was absolutely devoted to her family, children and grandchildren. As a military spouse, she took great pride in creating multiple beautiful homes for them throughout the country over the years, most recently in Lancaster, Pa., and Lexington. As the matriarch of this ever-growing family, she set a wonderful example for all with her strength, compassion, generosity, sense of humor, and unconditional love.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her loving children, Gail Groves Scott (and her spouse Stephen Hohenwarter) of Lancaster, David Nolan Groves (Dru Groves) of Bainbridge Island, Wash., and Susan Conard Groves (Kevan Kavanaugh) of Lexington; her dear grandchildren, P.J. Scott (Rebecca), Max Wander, and John, Drew (Samantha) and Evan Hohenwarter and Jackson, Adrian and Julia Groves; great-grandchildren Lyric and Owen; and multiple beloved siblings and other family members. She was predeceased by her parents and her son, James Robert Groves Jr.

The family is planning a private celebration of her life.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in her name to your local hospice organization. The Groves family would particularly like to thank the staff of Rockbridge Area Hospice who were so kind and professional in her time of need.


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