Carol Groves 1927 - 2010 Lawrence
Funeral services for Carol Groves, 83, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial with military honors will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Groves died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010, at Brandon Woods at Alvamar.
He was born April 17, 1927, in Boise City, Okla., the son of Ross and Sarah Sparks Groves of Stafford. He was raised in Wichita and graduated from Wichita North High School in 1945.
Mr. Groves enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps after high school and was stationed at Mather Field in California as World War II was ending. He later studied at Wichita University and received his degree in art from Kansas City Art Institute.
He began his work career in Wichita at Western Lithographer and later moved to Kansas City, Mo., where he worked for Krug Lithographic. In the early ’60s, he went into business for himself. He owned and operated Color Right Inc. in North Kansas City, Mo., and Laser Graphics in Lawrence. After retiring, he and his wife moved to Crawford County, where he was active in the American Legion.
Mr. Groves was a member of the Lithographic Association in North Kansas City, Mo., where he was the national president. He was also active in the Lithographers of America Union.
He married Marjorie Parker on Oct. 8, 1948, in Wichita. She survives, of the home.
Other survivors include two sons, Parker and wife Kathy, Lawrence, and John, Gainesville, Fla.; and five grandchildren, Jeffrey, Todd, Laura, Josh and Rachel.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.
The family will greet friends from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the mortuary.
The family suggests memorials to American Humane Association or Children’s Mercy Hospital, sent in care of the mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at warrenmcelwain.com.