Co-Owner of Groves Inc. Passes Away
April 4, 2012

Carol Ann Groves, 72, of Crystal Lake, Ill., and Bokeelia, Fla., passed away on April 2 at Hope Hospice in Cape Coral, Fla. She co-owned Groves Inc. in McHenry, Ill., with her husband, Hank Groves.

Born on December 18, 1939, in Davenport, Iowa, Carol Ann Groves grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She was one of the founders of C. Gunther Co. She was an avid golfer and member of Cary Country Club in Cary, Ill., for many years. She also was a talented decorator and enjoyed cooking.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Hank; her daughter, Amy Elan of Geneva, Fla.; and her grandchildren, Ben and McKenna Ritthaler of McHenry, Ill. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Cristine Marquette; her brother, Chip Gunther; and her parents.

A memorial service will be held in Illinois at a later date. Hank Groves has requested that memorials be sent to From Our Hearts Charity, P.O. Box 356, Matlacha, Fla., 33993.

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