The Herald, Sharon, Pa.


March 16, 2014

Janet Faye (Shoup) Grove

Active Center Presbyterian member was homemaker

- — Janet Faye (Shoup) Grove, 66, of Manor Drive, Grove City, Pine Township, passed away at home Thursday evening, March 13, 2014, in the arms of her loving husband Dale following a brief illness.

In accordance with Janet’s final wishes, a private funeral service officiated by the Rev. Daniel R. Myers, pastor of St. Petersburg United Methodist Church, was held Sunday afternoon (3-16-14) in St. Petersburg, Clarion County.

Janet was born in St. Petersburg on Nov. 15, 1947. She was a daughter of Lawrence L. and Ethel Ketner Shoup.

Janet was a 1965 honor graduate of the former Emlenton High School in the Allegheny-Clarion Valley School District and earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 1969 from Clarion University, where she was a member of Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society. Janet went on to earn a master’s degree in elementary education in 1971 from Clarion.

Janet was employed as an elementary teacher in the Valley Grove School District near Franklin and taught at Rocky Grove Elementary School from 1969-1976. She loved her teaching days and enjoyed many wonderful memories of her students and co-workers.

On Dec. 20, 1975, Janet married Dale R. Grove at St. Petersburg United Methodist Church, and the couple shared 38 years of married life and resided in the Grove City area.

Janet enjoyed being a homemaker and loved vegetable gardening and flowers, canning, freezing, baking, and lawn care.

She was an active church member and enjoyed participating in the women’s group with mission projects and serving in various offices. She was the church pianist and choir accompanist at Center Presbyterian Church in Grove City for many years. From seventh grade through college, Janet was the pianist for Sunday school and church at St. Petersburg United Methodist Church.

Janet is survived by her beloved husband, Dale R. Grove; five siblings, Betty M. Weeter, Clarion; Lawrence Richard Shoup and his wife Darla, Shippenville; Robert K. Shoup and his wife Marilyn, Butler; Kenneth R. Shoup and his wife Peggy, Grove City; and Ronald E. Shoup and his wife Alice, Oil City; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Bonnie and Dave Fitzgerald, Grove City; and many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and -nephews, and two great-great-nephews.

It was Janet’s request that any memorial donations be used to benefit children, whether buying clothes, taking children out to lunch, or contributing to any cause that serves to benefit children.


Mrs. Dale R. (Janet Faye Shoup), 66, Grove City, Pine Township.

Service: Private funeral service was Sunday (3-16-14) in HILE FUNERAL HOME Inc., St. Petersburg, Clarion County. Condolences may be sent by visiting

Interment: St. Petersburg Cemetery.


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