Janet C.E. Grove, 88

January 08, 2009

APRIL 17, 1920-JAN. 6, 2009

WILLIAMSPORT - Janet Cleo Elizabeth Grove, 88, of Williamsport, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, at Somerford Place in Hagerstown.

Born April 17, 1920, in Harrisonville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Rebecca Deshong Batdorff.

Her husband, Woodrow Wilson Grove, died in 1983.

She was a 1937 graduate of Green Hill High School and a 1940 graduate of Hammond School of Beauty Culture in Johnstown, Pa.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Williamsport United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Adult Fellowship and United Methodist Women.


She was a member of Williamsport Garden Club, Olive Branch Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 58 and Washington County Homemakers.

She is survived by one daughter, Beth E. Kelly of Boonsboro; three sons, Dennis W. Grove, Douglas E. Grove and Thomas A. Grove, all of Hagerstown; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Julia B. Bard; and five brothers, William N. Batdorff, Ernest A. Batdorff, J. Edward Batdorff, Claude A. Batdorff and Wayne E. Batdorff.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, Williamsport. The Rev. Susan E. Boehl will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport.

The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. The funeral home will open Friday at 9 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Williamsport United Methodist Church, 25 E. Church St., Williamsport, MD 21795 or Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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