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Woman surprised with 85th birthday party

December 01, 2006

Catherine Grove was given a surprise 85th birthday party on Feb. 18 at Mountain Gate Family Restaurant in Waynesboro, Pa.

The party was hosted by Catherine's daughter, Carol, Carol's husband, Steve Hessong, grandson Craig and wife Heather, and granddaughter Madyson.

It was attended by 15 friends and family members from Hagerstown, Williamsport, Smithsburg and Chambersburg, Pa., with a special visit from Catherine's nephew, Dennis Hoke, and his wife, Connie, from Colorado.

A buffet meal was enjoyed by all, followed by cake and ice cream. The celebration continued at the Hessong residence, where the guest of honor opened her presents.

Catherine Grove is the former Catherine Hoke, born Feb. 16, 1921, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown, to Edna and John G. Hoke.

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