Mount Ayr Record News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, July 18, 2002
OBITUARY ~ DONNA SUE (TRENT) GROVES SUTTON
Donna Sue GROVES SUTTON died June 26, 2002 at Trinity West Medical Center in Rock Island, Illinois.
Services were at 10:00
a.m. on June 29, 2002 at the First United Methodist Church in Port Byron, Illinois. Burial was in Pleasant Point Cemetery in
Port Bryon. Memorials were designated to Port Byron Library or the organ fund at the First United Methodist Church.
She was born Donna Sue TRENT on April 23, 1941, the birth daughter of Wallace and Neva TRENT. in 1961 she married Charles Thomas
GROVES in Des Moines, Iowa where they resided and they became the parents of three sons, James Douglas GROVES,
Gerald Gordon GROVES and John Thomas GROVES. Tom died in 1972 and she moved back to Port Byron, Illinois.
married Larry SUTTON in 1980. She retired from JI Case in 1987. She became self-employed at Byron Hills Country Club
in Port Byron. She and Larry became the parents of Michael and Pat SUTTON. She enjoyed reading, collecting antiques and
She is survived by her devoted husband Larry; five sons, Jim and wife Kelly of Herrin, Illinois,
Jerry of the U.S. Army stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky, John and wife Shelly of Port Byron, Pat SUTTON of Port Byron, and
Mike SUTTON of Carbon Cliff, Illinois.
She is also survived by grandchildren Trent, Tori, Sarah and Megan GROVES;
sisters-in-law, Louise FROST and husband Dean of Mount Ayr and Maxine BUCY and husband Bud of Creston, Iowa; brother-in-law
Dave GROVES and wife Betty Lou of Mount Ayr; mother-in-law Iona GROVES of Mount Ayr, and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother David TRENT who died in April 2002.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, July of 2012
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