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Lowell W. Grove

Lowell W. Grove 89, Monroe City, Mo., went home to be with his Jesus at 4:24 a.m. on Aug. 30, 2022, at Monroe City Manor, in Monroe City.

Lowell was born on April 25, 1933, to Harlan and Elizabeth (Floyd) Grove in Lombard, Ill.

Lowell W. Grove

Survivors include nieces and nephews, Judy Bindemann (Charles), Jack Grove, Joanne Leeds (Jim), Jeff Grove (Elizabeth) and Jenny Dorsey (Jim). He is also survived by many great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Harlan Grove Jr.

Lowell was affectionately called by the handle of “The Rug Man” by all who knew him. Lowell was proficient in making rugs of all kinds. He owned and operated his own rug loom from which he produced and sold rugs to support himself. 

Lowell was a fun-loving smiling person who enjoyed being with others as much and as often as he could. Some of his other interests were fishing, swimming, being in parades, going to Grandma’s Country Music Show, attending WWE events with Rhonda Rowdy being his favorite wrestler, and participating in all the activities he could at Wonderland Camp in Rocky Mount, Mo. 

Many people in Palmyra will remember Lowell and his father, Harlan, riding together around the community in their golf cart, and as well seeing Lowell supporting the PHS varsity basketball team while sitting in his wheelchair in his special spot on the bench during games.

Lowell was a Christian by faith, and he attended Tabernacle of Praise in Hannibal, Mo. His faith in Jesus was paramount in his life, and being with his friends and spiritual family at Tabernacle of Praise was extremely important to him.

Family and friends are invited to Lowell’s graveside service to be held at 10 a.m. on Sept. 2, at Greenwood Cemetery in Palmyra. Pastor Ronald Pashia will officiate.

Pall bearers will be Lyndell Shumake, Wendell Glance, David Smith, Tina Campbell and Adam Grove.

Memorials may be made to the National Cerebral Palsy Association.

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