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A graveside service for Anna Q. Groves, 87, of Odessa, was held Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, at White Rose Cemetery in Wills Point. Services were under the direction of Hiett’s Lybrand Funeral Home. She passed away Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, in Odessa.

She was born on March 29, 1932, in Troup to parents, Silas Ferguson and Georgine Blair Ferguson.

She was raised in Troup and later moved to Farmersville where she graduated from high school. She married Burt Groves on Sept. 2, 1949, and as a pastor’s wife, they lived in various towns and communities around Texas.

She had a talent for making everything around her beautiful. Family gatherings were her specialty and her table settings always impressed.

She was an excellent cook and seamstress and enjoyed making clothes for her niece. She was a very quiet and private lady and she loved her family. She was a member of the Eisenhower Church of Christ in Odessa.

She lost her father, Silas, at a young age and is also preceded in death by her mother, Georgine Ferguson Skipworth and stepfather, Floyd Skipworth; and husband, Burt Groves.

She is survived by her son, Gregory Groves and wife, Lauren of Casper, Wyo.; sister, Noma Griffin and husband, James of Terrell; niece, Annette Griffin of Wills Point and nephew, Jeffrey Griffin of Wills Point; grandchildren, Meggan Robinson and husband, Mike, Abigail Grasso and husband, Vance and Silas Groves and wife, Kumi; great-grandchildren, Grant Robinson, Gregory Robinson, Lily Grasso, Violet Grasso, Zen Groves and Indira Groves; along with great-nieces and nephews.