Emily Virginia (Paugh) Grove

Born: Sat., Jun. 12, 1920
Died: Tue., Apr. 11, 2017


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Mon., Apr. 17, 2017
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Mon., Apr. 17, 2017
Location: Markwood Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Tue., Apr. 18, 2017
Location: Markwood Funeral Home

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Emily V. Grove

     KEYSER, WV – Joan Evans and Sally Taylor want to let you know that on April 11, 2017, their beloved Mother, Emily Grove, awakened in the loving, opened arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  She departed her earthly home surrounded by her family.  

     Mom grew up on a farm during the depression years.  When World War II called our men into battle, she went to work at the Celanese.  Later, she worked at G. C. Murphy’s in Piedmont at the candy counter.  Customers still remember her pleasantly waiting on them.

     Mom was a dedicated wife, mother and homemaker.  There was always a baked cake and coffee brewing for family and friends to sit around the kitchen table and talk about the good ole days.  Our home was filled with love and laughter.

     If anyone had a need, Mom would give the shirt off her back if it would help.  Now, Mom’s heart of gold has paid off for she is walking the streets of gold in heaven.  We are sure she earned crowns to lay at the feet of Jesus.

     Mom was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Ora (Bean) Paugh, husband, Francis L. “Horsey” Grove, a loving daughter, Virginia Smith, a grandson, Jeffrey Lynn Evans, a sister, Bertha Paugh, and two brothers, Clarence Paugh and Robert Lee Paugh.

     Mom is survived by two daughters, Sally Taylor and husband Brad, Joan Evans and husband Danny; a sister, Mary L. Green and husband Paul; a sister-in-law, Josephine Paugh; a son-in-law, Ben Smith; six grandchildren, Kenneth Smith (Alison), Tammy Self (Archie, Jr.), Barb Gulbronson (Charles), Cyndie Taylor, Chris Evans (Karen), Tim Evans (Ericka).  She is also survived by sixteen great-grandchildren, Erin, Tyler, Stacey, Allen, Amanda, Nikki, Tony, Zach, Haleigh, Kennedy, Jessie, Addison, Felicia, Michael, Jonathan, Elizabeth and five great-great grandchildren, Zoey, Brynsyn, Kaleb, Hunter and Oliver.

     Mom, you were given almost 97 years on this earth.  We are blessed to call you Mother.  We love you.  We will miss you.  Until we meet in heaven, God Bless You, Mom!   Proverbs 3:15.

     The family will receive friends on Monday, April 17, 2017 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the Markwood Funeral Home, Keyser.  Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 2 PM with the Pastor Charles Gulbronson officiating.

     Interment will follow at Potomac Memorial Gardens, Keyser.

     In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Emily V. Grove to American Cancer Society, 1050 Industrial Blvd., Suite 3, Cumberland, MD 21502 or Wounded Warrior Project, 7010 A.C. Skinner Pkwy, Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32256.

Charitable donations may be made in Emily's memory to the following organizations:

American Cancer Society
1050 Industrial Boulevard, Suite 3, Cumberland, MD 21502

Wounded Warrior Project
7020 A. C. Skinner Pkwy, Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32256

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Mary Pemberton
   Posted Thu April 13, 2017
Joan and Sally, I am so very sorry to read this. Your mom was a wonderful person and I was so very blessed to get to know her. I had a lot of fun with her while I was in the nursing home. She had a great sense of humor and was just a very loving woman. Please know all of you are in my prayers.

Richard Nora
   Posted Fri April 14, 2017
Emily was an inspiration and heart felt friend since I got to know her and Horsey in the early 80s. She was such a funny, no nonsense, and devoted wife, and after Horsey's passing we exchanged notes, cards, and flowers for all these years. She made blankets for my sons when they were born, remembered their birthdays, and served as my common sense and faithful sounding board when we talked each holiday season, till this last year. My world, all our worlds, are poorer for her passing, but what a testament to life! I wish all her family joy in her memory.

Sheila Golden
   Posted Sat April 15, 2017
Joan, Sally & Mary Louise,
I am so saddened by your Mom’s/sister's passing! Although I did not know her prior to her coming to Piney Valley, I felt as though I had known her much longer. Even though she was dealing with advanced age and its related health problems, it was still very obvious that Emily had always been a very sweet, kind, gracious Christian lady. Those characteristics were still evident in the midst of failing health. She was a faithful attendee of our Red Hat group activities and she seemed to enjoy them. I will definitely miss her sweet smile when I visit at Piney Valley and I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to know her. There is no doubt that she is rejoicing with all the angels and saints on our Lord’s Day of Resurrection! Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your families at this time of loss and during the weeks and months ahead as you make this difficult adjustment.

Betsy ( Wolverton ) DiPilato
   Posted Sat April 15, 2017
Sally & Joan,
I was sorry to read of your mother's passing. She was a lovely lady
and always had a warm smile for everyone. I know that you will
miss her.