OBITUARY

Shirley Grotha

January 17, 1927May 6, 2019
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SHIRLEY JOY GROTHA, 92, passed away May 6, 2019 in Sugar Land, Texas. She was born January 17, 1927 in St. Louis, Missouri to Charles and Mildred Palm. Shirley was one of six children and leaves behind one sister, Dorothea Palm, one brother, Buddy Palm, and one sister-in-law, Ella Mae Hoff.

Shirley was a Director of Jack and Jill Nursery School in Bellaire, Texas. She loved children and that was her passion for almost 30 years.

Shirley was a very loving, giving, and caring woman. She enjoyed cooking, working in the yard, and spending time with family and friends. Her second love was watching the Houston Astros, Rockets and Texans. Her favorite TV shows were The Price Is Right and Wheel of Fortune.

Shirley was married to John Grotha JR, for 55 years. They had an incredible marriage filled with honesty, trust and love. They were blessed with two children, John Grotha III and Patricia Joy Grotha that was followed by three beautiful grandchildren whom they loved dearly and brought great joy to them every day.

Daughter Patricia Grotha, grandchildren Jessica and Kara Jalomo, who remember her as Grammy, great grandchild Seth Craigen, sister Dorothea Palm, brother Buddy Palm, sister-in-law, Ella Mae Hoff, along with nieces and nephews survive her.

Visitation will be Monday, May 13th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Graveside services will be held at 11:00am Tuesday, May 14th at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, May 13, 2019
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, May 14, 2019

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Holiday Cheer!!

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Celebrating Patti's 60th birthday!

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All smiles when Shirley had visitors...especially her favorites :)

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Catching some sun rays!

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Shirley and Laken at Thanksgiving 2017

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Shirley and Stacy at Thanksgiving 2017

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Smile for the camera Grammy!

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Holiday time with Dennis and Shirley

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Shirley visiting her sister, Dot

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Holiday Cheer!!

FROM THE FAMILY

Celebrating Patti's 60th birthday!

FROM THE FAMILY

All smiles when Shirley had visitors...especially her favorites :)

FROM THE FAMILY

Catching some sun rays!

FROM THE FAMILY

Shirley and Laken at Thanksgiving 2017

FROM THE FAMILY

Shirley and Stacy at Thanksgiving 2017

FROM THE FAMILY

Smile for the camera Grammy!

FROM THE FAMILY

Holiday time with Dennis and Shirley

FROM THE FAMILY

Shirley visiting her sister, Dot