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November 19, 2013

Nettie Grove

OAKTOWN — Nettie Grove, 75, died at 9:45 p.m. Saturday at Freelandville Community Home.

Born July 12, 1938, in Darkenell, Ark., she was the daughter of Betty Irene (Steckman) and Henry Allen Hutson. She graduated from Washington High School and was retired as a certified dietary manager in 2001 after 16 years of service from Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Oakland City. She worked at North Knox High cafeteria from 2007 until her passing.

She is survived by a daughter, Tammy (Steve) Meurer of Bicknell; four sons, Jim Grove of Louisville, Ky., Tony Grove of Athens, Ala., Tim (Charlene) Grove of Bicknell, and Mike Grove of Mt. Carmel, Ill.; grandchildren, Carly Zurcher of Terre Haute, James Grove III of Terre Haute, Tony (Elise) Grove Jr. of Gainesville, Ga., Ali (Mike) Cusic of Indianapolis, Betsy Grove, Jordan Meurer, Madison Meurer and Makinzi Meurer, all of Bicknell, and Justus Grove of Mt. Carmel; one great-grandson, Jack Zurcher of Terre Haute; one sister, Terry (Wade) Byrd of Muscatine, Iowa; and one brother, Bill Kulp of Davenport, Iowa.

She is preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Millie; two brothers, Donnie and Wayne; her mother-in-law, Louise C. Grove in 2001; and one great-grandson, Grant Zurcher.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church in Washington, with Rev. Gordon Mann as celebrant. Burial will be in St. John Cemetery.

Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, with a wake service at 4 p.m., at Ed Lee Mortuary in Washington.

Memorial donations may be given to North Knox Athletic Department, 10890 SR 159, Bicknell, IN 47512 or to Washington Catholic Education Endowment, P.O. Box 916, Washington, IN 47501.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at

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