KEYSER, W.Va. — Lori Elizabeth Grove, 33, of Eagle Lane, Keyser, W.Va., passed away at her home on Friday, Aug. 2, 2013.
She was born Dec. 29, 1979, in Cumberland, the daughter of William Thomas Grove of Keyser and the late Anita (Calemine) Grove. She was preceded in death by her beloved mother; her paternal grandparents; Thomas and Louise Grove; her maternal grandfather, Mickey Calemine and her uncle, James Calemine.
In addition to her father, and his special friend, Marlene McGee, Lori is survived by her brother, Thomas Vincent Grove, of Akron, Ohio and his sons, Christopher Grove, of Nashville, Tenn. and Alec Grove, of Akron, Ohio and her sister, Julie Walls and husband Richard and Julie’s sons, Dylan, Tyler and Logan Stump, of Myrtle Beach, S.C. From the time they were born, Lori had a special love for her five nephews. Lori is also survived by her grandmother, Colleen Calemine, of Keyser; her aunt, Rosalee Freeman and husband Ron, of Keyser, and their daughter, Melanie Gruber and husband Jeff, of Myrtle Beach, S.C. and her great-uncle, Herman Wise, of Keyser. She also leaves behind her aunt, Pam Calemine, of Stephens City, Va. and her children, Jessica Calemine. of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Angela Braithwaite and husband Jason, of Stephens City, Va. and Veronica Calemine, of Wilmington, N.C.
Lori attended Keyser High School and later received her GED. Lori loved sports and enjoyed bowling, basketball and softball. She earned a black belt in karate. She has been remembered as a fierce competitor at anything she did. At the time of her death, Lori was employed with the West Virginia Choice Program.
Lori will be greatly missed for her kind heart by her family and friends. Her friends have commented on Facebook by saying, “Lori will always be in their hearts and never far from mind,” “that things were never dull with her around and that is one of the reasons she was loved,” and “that no matter what she was going through, Lori always had time to lift someone up.” Her aunt Pam summed it up well by saying, “May she finally be at peace and walking in the light with her mom.”
There will be no visitation.
A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Assumption Catholic Church, James St., Keyser, on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 10 a.m. with Father Ivan Lebar as celebrant.
Inurnment will be in St. Thomas Cemetery, Keyser.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions directed to the Mineral County Library would be appreciated.
Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, is in charge of arrangements. Words of comfort may be expressed at boalfh.com.