Elva L. Goff Grove, of Somerville, passed away on June 8, 2019, at the age of 87.
She was born March 31, 1932, in Fauquier County to the late Harry and Louise Goff.
Elva spent many of her childhood and teenage years with the Aubrey Myers family of Warrenton, before marrying Walter R. Grove in 1952 and moving to White Ridge Farm at Somerville. There she spent many years tending Grove’s Store and a busy farm family, and being active with community, church and family events. Later in life, she enjoyed reading, listening to old country music and spoiling her great-grandchildren.
Elva is survived by her husband, Walter, of Somerville; their three children, Donna, Bobby and Tommy, all of Somerville; two granddaughters, Jennifer Porter (Kevin) and Caitlin Menefee (Earl); three great-grandchildren, Alex Porter, Jake Porter and Ella Menefee; two brothers, Stewart Goff and Harry Goff, and two sisters-in-law, Audrey Grove and Dorothy Lee Jeffries.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church in Bristersburg. (10867 Elk Run Road, Catlett, Va. 20119).
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Horeb UMC for the Kitchen Fund and mailed to Mt. Horeb UMC, P.O. Box 484, Catlett, Va. 20119.