Daisy Elizabeth Groves, 93, of La Cygne, KS, formerly of Nevada, MO went peacefully to be with her Lord on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at her home in La Cygne, KS. Daisy was born on April 21, 1929 in Ochelata, OK to Albert and Thelma (Richey) Watson. On October 24, 1946 she was married to Paul Lee Groves and he preceded her in death on April 30, 2012.
Daisy was raised in Nevada and attended Nevada High School. She was a seamstress for Nellie-Don in both Nevada and then in Kansas City, MO. She later became a self-employed cake decorator and then worked for Queens Price Chopper in Paola, KS as a cake decorator until her retirement. Daisy had a love for flowers, butterflies, enjoyed gardening, sewing, quilting, working on puzzles, and Dairy Queen ice cream. Most of all she loved her family and family visits- and in her words “could never get enough.”
Survivors include her daughter Sherry Ratcliffe and her husband Roy of La Cygne, KS, her daughter- in- law, Donna Groves, Stover, MO, seven grandchildren, Lisa Straker (Howard), Chris Butler, Brandy Henderson (Shawn), Christina Meek, Lora Carney (Jason), Misty Willey, and Shawn Ratcliffe, fourteen great grandchildren, Steven Wilson, Dustin Wilson, Dakota Wilson, Alex Hannah, Steven McLaughlin, Jessica McLaughlin, Dale McLaughlin, Derek Carney, Jordan Carney, Brooke Willey, Kayla Willey, Carter Willey, Brayden Ratcliffe, Alyssa Ratcliffe, six great, great grandchildren, two brothers, Bill Watson (Sylvia) and Frank Watson (Jessie), two sisters, Dorthy Sisson and Rosemary Idecker (Burl), and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband Paul, she was preceded in death by a son, Paul Groves, Jr., two brothers, Wes Watson and Roy Watson, three sisters, Pearl West, Betty Craig, and Neva Warden.
Graveside Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at the Moore Cemetery in Nevada, MO with Chris Carothers officiating. Later that afternoon, the family will receive friends from 3:30 – 4:30 pm and a Memorial Service to follow at 4:30 p.m. at the La Cygne United Methodist Church in La Cygne, KS.
Those who wish may contribute in Daisy’s memory to the La Cygne United Methodist Church, 402 Chestnut St., La Cygne, KS 66040