Born May 15, 1920, in Geff, Illinois, Chester was the son of Carl and Mary Trotter Grove.
He united in marriage with Vivian Marie Atkins on October 5, 1945, at Evansville, Indiana, and she preceded him in death on January 30, 2011. Chester was also preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and four sisters, two in infancy.
Surviving are two children, daughter, Linda Stutheit of Durham, Missouri and Owen Grove and wife Cheryl, of LaBelle, Missouri; five grandchildren, Tony Grove, Tammy Hubble and husband, Donnie, Tracy See, Dennis Stutheit and wife, Tara, and Aaron Stutheit and wife, Terri; six great-grandchildren, Evan See, Jarrett Hubble, Keagan Stutheit, Parker Stutheit, James Stutheit, and Lauren Stutheit; two step great-grandchildren, Scott Meeker and Emily Meeker, and several nieces and nephews.
Chester received his education in Illinois. He was a highly decorated Veteran of the United States Army. He was engaged in farming in the Steffenville area for over 60 years. He was involved in the Veterans History Project in Quincy, Illinois, and was able to partake in the Honor Flight to Washington D.C. He enjoyed life and spending time with his family.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Tuesday, August 4, 2015, in the Coder Funeral Chapel in LaBelle, Missouri. Burial with full Military Honors will be in the Steffenville Cemetery conducted by Missouri Military Honors Team and Lewis Co. Memorial American Legion Post #573.
Officiating the services will be Reverend Ted Middleton. Musical selections will be “Daddy’s Hands” and “I Did It My Way”. Casket bearers will be Tony Grove, Aaron Stutheit, Donnie Hubble, Tracy See, Keagan Stutheit and Evan See. Honorary bearers will be Parker Stutheit, Dennis Stutheit and Jarrett Hubble.
Family will receive friends from 1 p.m. till time of services at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, in the Coder Funeral Chapel. Memorials may be made to The Honor Flight. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Coder Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 151, LaBelle, MO 63447.