Gruver, Loretta


LORETTA GRUVER, a retired United Methodist medical missionary to Liberia (1964-1994) and native of LaPorte, Ind., died Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at the Brooks-Howell Home in Asheville, N.C. Gruver was stationed at Ganta Hospital, where she became the Director of Nursing Education in November 1964. She filled that position until a Liberian was ready to take over from her in 1990. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 18 at 3:30 p.m. at the chapel of Brooks-Howell Home, 266 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801, phone 828-253-6712. A biography of Loretta Gruver is available online at

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