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Julia Grove

Julia Byron Grove

Wednesday, August 20th, 1930 - Saturday, December 28th, 2019
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Julia Byron Grove, 89, Mercersburg, PA died Saturday December 28, 2019 at her home.
Born August 20, 1930, in Hagerstown, MD she was a daughter of the late Vaughn J. and Helen Ridenour Byron.
Julia was a 1948 graduate of Mercersburg High School and a 1952 graduate of Catawba College, Salisbury, NC.
Julia married James Robert Grove in 1953. As a young woman, she was a homemaker and helped to support the family farm. Julia operated the Cardinal Frame Shop in the former Goldfish Barn, Ft. Loudon for 30 years. She was also associated with Philips’ Flower & Gift Shop, Mercersburg, for many years.
Julia was a lifelong member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Mercersburg, and a member of the LOYALS Group. Her other memberships included the Mercersburg Historical Society, the Mercersburg High School Alumni Association, and the Mercersburg Women’s Club, which was founded by her grandmother, Ione J. Byron, in 1909.
Julia was active in the Mercersburg Boy Scouts of America Troop #28, was Judge of Elections for Mercersburg for 25 years, and for many years she was secretary of the Fairview Cemetery Association. The town clock, located on Main Street in Mercersburg, was gifted to the town in 1909 by Julia’s great grandfather, W.D. Byron.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband J. Robert Grove, a son, Steven B. Grove, a brother, Harold W. Byron, her family caregiver, Bessie M., “Tootie” Duncan, and her later companion, Lee Roy “Snooks” Beck.
Surviving family include a son, James Robert Grove, Jr. and wife Sheridan Webb of Perth, Western Australia, three daughters, Helen G. and husband John Cahalane Pittsburgh, PA, Laura G. and husband Douglas Hess, Columbia, PA, Susan B. Grove, Mercersburg, two granddaughters, Katherine A. Grove and Sarah G. and husband Damian Thorpe, both of Perth and two grandsons, Ryan D. Hess and John R. Hess, both of Columbia, and a sister in law, Margaret G. Lady Biglerville, PA.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Friday January 3, 2020 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mercersburg, with Reverend Warren Heintzleman officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Friday at the church. There will be no viewing. Private burial at Fairview Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mercersburg Library Association, 20 N. Main Street, Mercersburg, PA 17236, the Mercersburg Historical Society, Box 115, Mercersburg, PA 17236 or the Mercersburg Women’s Club, c/o Betty Jane Lee, 10414 Shimpstown Road, Mercersburg, PA 17236
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 3rd, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Friday, January 3rd, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
    Address
    8 Linden Avenue
    MERCERSBURG, PA 17236
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  • Service

    Friday, January 3rd, 2020 | 2:00pm
    When
    Friday, January 3rd, 2020 2:00pm
    Location
    St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
    Address
    8 Linden Avenue
    MERCERSBURG, PA 17236
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Melinda Talbot

Posted at 09:24pm
I was so sorry to hear of Julia's passing. As a long time friend of her daughter Helen, I knew Julia to be a wonderful, creative, caring woman who impacted many lives. She worked hard to ensure her family and loved ones were cared for and looked after, showed all the meaning of loyalty and unconditional love in her relationships, was a loyal and true friend, and had a great laugh and smile. Julia made me feel welcome in her home -- giving hugs always and scoldings when needed --- and truly was a lovely, lovely lady. My heart and prayers are with the family during this hard time and know I am there with you in spirit Rest in peace, Julia, and know you will not soon be forgotten. Love, Melinda Talbot
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Melinda & Lee Talbot

Posted at 08:12pm
Our hearts & thoughts are with Julia's family on this day of life celebration & remembrance. She was a wonderful woman who will be missed so much. xo
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