Sarah Elizabeth Groves Obituary
OBITUARY Sarah Elizabeth Groves was the duaghter of James and Mary Ann <Ranson> Groves and was born on a farm near Lynn ville, 111. She received her early education I in the public schools of her home community and later attended Illinois Woman’s college from which she graduated. Miss Groves was the companion1 of her mother up to the time of her death in 1913. For the 17 years since; that time she has made her home with her sister, Mrs. H. D. Atkins, at j 225 Webster Ave., this city. She is survived by two brothers. John A. Groves of Jacksonville and j Alvin H. Groves of Seattle, Washington Washington and one sister Mrs. Anna (Groves) Atkins with whom she made her home at the time of her death about a year ago. She also had three nephews, ten nieces and two grand-nieces. For several years Miss Groves was a successful and much appreciated teacher in a public school near Jacksonville. Jacksonville. In her girlhood she united with the Methodist Episcopal church, first belonging belonging at Wesley Chapel near her country home and afterward bringing bringing her membership to Grace church. Jacksonville. Her many services in the church were characterized by faithfulness faithfulness and efficiency. She taught in the Sunday school in many other ways co-operated in the work of the Kingdom. She had strong convictions but was modest and retiring almost to a fault never estimating herself at her full worth. Her standards of mighty and duty were so high and her nature so sensative that she often condemned herself severely for the slightest devi- 1 ations from those standards. Her spirit was one of the truest and noblest ar.d it is doubtless a Joy to those who loved her best that the agonizing days and nights of her toilsome toilsome decline are over and that she has entered Into the blessed rest in that home where there are no nights or shadows.