Penny L Groves passed away at Kosciusko Community Hospital on October 7, 2022. She was 62 at the time of her passing.
Penny was born in Caldwell, Idaho on July 3rd, 1960. She spent many of her adult years in several states before settling in Leesburg, Indiana with her husband, Rick.
Although Penny is a 1978 graduate from Warsaw Community Schools and a certificate holder from International Business College, she is well known for her status as a homemaker that cared fiercely for her family and even the children whom she babysat. Penny treasured the time she spent at home with her husband and son, but she immensely impacted the lives of all she encountered even if it was just in passing on one of her many walks around Leesburg.
Penny enjoyed a myriad of hobbies over the years that spanned from bowling to quietly playing computer games. She was also a voracious reader for the majority of her adult life which was another way that she connected with friends and family. She would share books she loved with others and through her passion of reading, encouraged and inspired her son to be a reader himself. Penny also was a cinephile that loved horror movies and cult classics like Night of the Living Dead which were always enjoyed from the comfort of her own home.
On the occasions in which she was not at home, Penny would be found in her favorite place- the woods. She would stroll through the trees of the family-owned orchard while admiring the wildlife and enjoying a peaceful time away from the stresses of daily living. She often claimed that she felt connected to nature which manifested itself in her personal garden she kept in her backyard for many years. In the final years of her life, feeding various wildlife in her front yard brought her much joy.
Penny is preceded in death by her husband, Rick Groves, her father, Daryle Hill and her step-father, Richard Clay. She is survived by her only son Collin Groves (spouse: Kaitlyn), her grandchildren Niko and Skylar Groves, her mother Anna Clay, her brother Steven Hill (friend: Anita Combs), her brother Jeff Clay (spouse: Diane), her brother James Clay (spouse: Nancy) and her sister Brenda Barefoot and her loyal canine companion, Sid.
A simple graveside service will take place Monday, October 17th at 11am at Leesburg Cemetery for all that wish to attend.