VeteranRichard Groff

Richard L. “Kilroy” Groff, 73, of Canton died at 9:54 a.m. March 23, 2008, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.

He was born June 17, 1934, in Waterford Township, Fulton County, the son of Howard Ernest and Margaret Maxine Heller Groff. He married Roselin Louise Munson on Dec. 14, 1960, in Anchorage, Alaska. She survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Deborah Love of Odessa, Texas, and Julie Conerly of Colony, Texas; two sons, Howard Groff of Canton and David Groff of Dallas, Texas; one sister, Virginia Everest of Chicago; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

He was owner and operator of Kilroy’s Construction in Canton.

Graveside services were held Friday at Ipava Cemetery with Doug Krukewitt officiating.Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria was in charge of arrangements.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 4/16/2008