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Ada R Groves

February 20, 2019

Ada Ruth Groves, age 88 of Sidney, passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at Lima Memorial Hospital. She was born April 4, 1930 in Celina, Ohio to the late Jerry Sweigart and Anna (Spicer) Sweigart. She married the love of her life, Harry Groves Sr. on December 13, 1948 and he preceded her in death on November 10, 1984.

Ada is survived by children Harry Groves Jr. of Sidney, Trish (Phil) Schulze of Sidney; sisters Bertha Drees of Dayton, Vonda Smith of Sidney; grandchildren Philip (Erin) Groves, Patrick Groves; six great grandchildren Preston Groves, Carleigh Groves, McKinley Groves, Morgan Groves, Kennedy Groves, and Lincoln Groves; two sisters-in-law Eileen Sweigart, Ida Sweigart. She was preceded in death by son Harlan Groves, daughter in law Judy Harvey Groves, granddaughter Jennifer Marie Groves; four brothers; and two sisters.

Ada was a member of Pasco United Methodist Church. She retired after many years of faithful service at Sidney Daily News and Amos Press. She loved going to Fairlawn sporting events and watching horse races with her grandsons. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and touched the lives of many people around her.

Family and friends may call Sunday, February 24, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Adams Funeral Home, 1401 Fair Road, Sidney. Services will be held Monday, February 25, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Reverend Nitos Dobles officiating. Interment will follow at Plattsville Cemetery.

The Groves family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Wilson Hospice. Condolences may be expressed online at

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