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Warren Allen Grove, Jr., age 67, of Lamar, passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin.      Warren was born April 5, 1950 in Colby, Kansas, to Warren Sr. and Elizabeth (Ward) Grove. Early in Warren’s life, his father died and he was raised by his step-father, Charles W. Ward.  After graduating from Fairmont High School, Warren entered the U.S. Navy, serving three tours in Vietnam as a First Gunnermate.  His working career utilized a wide variety of his talents and interests from nursing to fiber optic cable installation for Ryle Construction.  In Lamar, he will be remembered for the excellent mechanic and tire service he did while working at 71 Tire and Carnahan Tire.       Warren and his soulmate of 30 years, Precious Sarah Ritter, created a home filled with love, children, laughter, and many entertaining pets.  In addition to Precious, he leaves their clan – Victoria & Randy Morrison and Michelle & Curtis Cox of Kansas City, Kansas, David & Lisa Williams, Kathy & Shae Conaway, Portage, Indiana, Patricia & Mark Miller of Michigan, Carl & Amy Ruth, Brian & Tausha Ruth and Chris Ruth all of Lamar, Vicki Lynn & Billy Elder, Golden City, Trish Stump, Rusk, Texas, Tamera Ruth & T.J. Barnes, Stockton, and Christina Ruth, Lamar.  He will be greatly missed by numerous grandkids; many great-grandkids; nieces; nephews; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Junior & Peggy, Kansas City, Donnie Sparks, Texas, and Homer Sparks, Lamar.       Warren was preceded in death by his parents; step-father; a brother killed in Vietnam, Steven Grove; a daughter, Diane West; and a son, Doug Williams.       Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 20th at Daniel Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. Saturday.  Burial will be in Oakton Cemetery at a later date.
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