Ellen R. Groves, 78, died Friday, March 26, 2010, while in the company of family members at Cedars House, McPherson.
Ellen was a Professional Watercolor Artist and in her younger years she worked as an elementary teacher for District 80 at Halstead and later worked for J. C. Penney's, McPherson, for 18 years.
Survivors include: her husband of over 56 years, Les Groves of McPherson; her son Russell Groves and his wife, Jeannie, of Hillsboro and Jan Groves and his wife, Anne, of Valley Center; her sister: Edna Ruth VonRiesen of Brush, Colo.; her granddaughter Lia Zing Elizabeth Groves of Valley Center; other relatives and many friends.
Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, March 30, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with the family present from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, McPherson.
Memorial Service will be held at First Presbyterian Church, McPherson at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 31,  with Rev. H. Dick Reynolds, Jr. officiating.
Graveside Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 31, at the McPherson Cemetery McPherson.
Memorial contributions may be given to First Presbyterian Church McPhersom, or VAAM, McPherson, Kansas or Generations, Newton, Kansas; and they can be sent in care of the Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home; 222 West Euclid Street; McPherson, KS 67460.