Dale E. Groves

Nov 11th, 1959 - Jan 3rd, 2020


Blue Funeral Home - Marion

Sat, Jan. 18th, 2020 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Blue Funeral Home - Marion

Sat, Jan. 18th, 2020 1 p.m.


Odd Fellows Cemetery

Sat, Jan. 18th, 2020

Dale E. Groves

Dale E. Groves, age 60, of West Seneca, New York, formerly of Marion, Illinois, passed away on Friday, January 3, 2020 in his home.

Dale was born on November 11, 1959 in Butler, Missouri, a son of Carl E. and Juanita L. (Blades) Groves. On June 24, 2000, he married Wendy Goodman in Marion and she survives in West Seneca, New York. Dale did maintenance work for Royal York and was of the Christian faith. He enjoyed playing his guitar, gardening, barbequing, fishing and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Wendy Groves of West Seneca; seven children, Cassie Seagle and Dustin Motsinger, both of Carbondale, Illinois, Tonna Hinton, Cholena Hinton, Cheyenne Hinton, Angini (Mark) Ruhland and Brooklyn Hinton, all of West Seneca; ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his sister, Jan (Mike) Eckols of Johnston City, Illinois; his nephew, Steve (Kathy) Eckols of Johnston City; his best friend, Steve Penley of Johnston City; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one grandchild in infancy; a brother, Mike Groves; and two brothers in infancy.

Funeral services will be held at Blue Funeral Home, Marion on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. with Evangelist Bruce Pitts officiating. Burial will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at Blue Funeral Home on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Blue Funeral Home.

6 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Ginger Williams

    From: Lacrosse, Wisconsin

    Date: January 13, 2020

    Wendy and family
    My love and prayers go out to all of you.

  • Guest: Steve Penley

    From: Johnston City, Illinois

    Date: January 15, 2020

    Bro,”Beans” I’m going to cherish our memories. I could write a book. You couldn’t of picked a better woman to spend your life with…you got the whole package and I’m proud you stepped up when you didnt have to. Wendy and the kids love you….I know this personally. I will keep our families memories alive..camping,boating, fishing,cookouts…I hated to see you all leave but it turned out for the better. Love you brother and Wendy and kids we love you too. Jan and Mike I’m so sorry for your loss as well..we were so glad to see Dale happy. Gone but not forgotten. I’ll make sure of that!
    Love Steve n Sheri

  • Guest: Bonnie, Cassie’s Mom

    From: Herrin , Illinois

    Date: January 18, 2020

    I’m very sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  • Guest: Tammy Keen

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: January 18, 2020

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family. You were one of the funniest guys I knew and I am sure you are keeping Heaven entertained.

    I really only have one thing to say….. BEEEEAAAAAANNNNNNSSSSSSSS!!!!

  • Guest: Noelle Ciccone

    From: Depew , New York

    Date: January 18, 2020

    My condolences to Wendy and his children and family. May God be with you and comfort you. Rest in Peace, Dale.

  • Guest: Brenda Stone

    From: House Springs , Missouri

    Date: January 19, 2020

    My heart goes out to your family. Dale was a good man and a great friend to my brother. Stay strong as one day you will meet again. Let Shane, mom and dad give you the grand tour of Heaven. Prayers to the family.