LATTY – Elmer E. M. Groves, age 70, passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at his residence in Latty.

Elmer was born on April 8, 1952, in Paulding County, OH to the late Elmer and Mary Louise "Mame" (Goings) Groves. Elmer proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. For 35 years, Elmer worked in various departments at B.F.Goodrich. He was a member of the Auglaize Golf Club and was on Latty Village Council. Elmer loved to play golf and go bowling. He loved Ohio State and Wayne Trace athletics. The joy of his life was his four grandchildren.

Elmer is survived by his children: Paige (Neko) Mostella, Fort Wayne, IN; Chandler (Katie) Groves, Sylvania, OH; brother, George (Ruth) Groves, Van Wert, OH; sisters: Beverly Groves, Fort Wayne, IN; Beatrice Tabron, Fort Wayne, IN; Carol (Michael) Scott, Jacksonville, FL; grandchildren: Seynae Mostella, Saige Mostella, Reiss Groves, Emerson Groves; many loving nieces and nephews.

Elmer is also preceded in death by his brother, Justus Groves and sister, Barbara Jean Franklin.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 31, 2023, at Den Herder Funeral Home with Pastor Michael Latham Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Live Oak Cemetery, Paulding, with military rites accorded by the Paulding V.F.W. Post 587.

Visitation will be held from 5 - 8 p.m. on Monday, January 30, 2023, at Den Herder Funeral Home. There will also be a visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of services on Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Elmer's memory to the Village of Latty, New Playground Fund, P.O. Box 86, Latty, OH 45855.

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