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Keith Grover

   Mr. Keith E. Grover, 71, passed away on Monday, October 26 at Reid Health.

   Keith was born on February 12, 1949 in Richmond, Indiana to Kenneth C. & Hazel M. Ruckman Grover, both of whom preceded him in death. Keith was a 1967 graduate of Richmond High School. He enlisted in the US Navy and served aboard the USS John F. Kennedy during the Vietnam War.

   Keith was a lifesaver, literally. He worked for AID Ambulance in the 1970s. He owned & operated Convalance and Rose City Ambulance through the mid-1980s. He later drove for Ladd Transit for several years. He always enjoyed sharing his sense of humor and making others laugh. He also enjoyed gardening, eating and monitoring local scanner traffic. He loved his children and grandchildren.

   Keith will be missed by his wife of 48 years, the former Linda K. Thompson, who he married on October 28, 1972; children, Emily Necessary & husband, Terry; Andy Grover & wife, Erin; Rachel Mull & husband, Scott; 9 grandchildren, Courtland Necessary, Madelynn Grover, Alix Necessary, Sydney Grover, Aiden Grover, Garrett Mull, Audrey Grover, Mason Grover and Kinley Grover; 4 brothers, Bruce Miller, Terry Miller, John Cloud and Mark Grover; half-sister, Vanessa Paris; and several nieces & nephews.

   Keith just missed the birth of his first great-grandchild, Braylon Necessary, who was born on Tuesday, October 27.

   Visitation for Keith will be held from 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. on Monday, November 2 at the Smith-McQuiston & Webster Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South in Fountain City. A celebration of his life will begin at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Whitewater Cemetery.


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Linda and Emily, Im just now seeing this. A friend had shared your husband/dads obit on Facebook and I happened to open it and read it, realizing who it was. I will be praying for all.

Amanda Sluka Nov 13 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Keiths passing.

Cathy Hale Nov 4 2020 12:00 AM

Linda and family -we are so sorry about the passing of Keith -you are in our thoughts and prayers, -Richard & Lynda Sheets and Betty Jones

Richard Sheets Nov 1 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Keith Grover

Amy Fosdick Oct 31 2020 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your lost Linda, Emily, Andy and Rachel. Prayers to you and your family.

Susan Hawkins Busick, Baxter School Oct 31 2020 12:00 AM

Thank you

Rachel Oct 31 2020 12:00 AM

Dad, would always tell us stories about all the neighbors. Thank you for your kind words.

Rachel Oct 31 2020 12:00 AM

Hope you are doing well, thank you , dad always enjoyed visiting you guys.

Rachel Oct 31 2020 12:00 AM

A donation pledge to Reid Hospital Foundation

Sympathy to all

Scott and Susan McConnell Oct 30 2020 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy to all of you and May God grant Keith Eternal happiness. May he also Bless all of you peace in this tragic time.

Thomas A Ropp Oct 30 2020 12:00 AM

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