Alice Morgan Congrove
Alice Morgan Congrove, of Kingston, Ohio, passed away in the arms of her daughter, Kelly Wiley, and husband, Roy Congrove on her way to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at the Ohio State University Heart Hospital on April 9, 2023. It was Easter Morning. Alice was born October 30, 1946 in Glasgow, Scotland.
Alice met her husband, Roy, in 1968 in Dunoon, Scotland, where Roy was stationed with the U.S. Navy at the Holy Loch Submarine Base. Alice came to America and the couple married in June 1969. She quickly became a loving and loyal member of her new extended family and community. Alice went on to became a proud citizen of the United States in 1976.
Having never met a stranger, Alice began her work career at J.C. Penney. She later worked in the banking industry at Dime Bank, Kingston National Bank and eventually retired from the Homeland Credit Union. After retirement, Alice remained active in the local area including the Kingston Mt. Pleasant Church.
Together, Alice and Roy proudly raised two children, son, Roy A. Congrove, who passed away in 1999, and daughter, Kelly L. Wiley, of Jackson. Alice is also survived by her pride and joy grandchildren, Morgan Wiley, of Dublin, Emma Wiley, of Columbus, and Andrew Wiley, of Jackson, as well as Kelly’s partner, Mike Davis, of Jackson. Also surviving is Alice’s life long best friend from Scotland, Nora Rigley and her husband, Norm, of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Alice and Nora spoke on the phone every single night at 9:00 pm for as long as anyone can remember.
Local surviving family members include brothers-in-law, Billy Joe (Patty) Congrove, Eldon (Joyce) Congrove, Dean Congrove; sister-in-law, Joyce Bivens; nieces, Cheryl Hoffman and Linda Congrove; nephew, Tom (Kerry) Congrove; and several cousins. Alice was also survived by dear friends and neighbors from the local area including Barry & Jeanne Bennett, Judy Davis, Vicky Rearley, Beth Delong, Patty Seymour, Randy & Kim Pontius, Brad Cline, Delbert & Arlene Poling, Larry Davis, The Golden Girls, her morning walking crew and her many friends at Kingston Mt. Pleasant Church. Additional surviving friends include Margaret & Jim Meehan, of California, and David Drummond, of Canada. Surviving family members from Scotland include nieces, Karen (Kevin ) O’Donnell and Lorraine Gilchrist, as well as, several cousins and friends.
In addition to her son, Alice was preceded in death by her mother, Alice Leitch; grandmother, Maria Thompson; sister, Myra Clark; nephew, Gary Clark, all from Scotland; aunt, Jean; cousin, Kathy Fitzsimon; and dear friend, Maureen Drummond, of Canada. She was proceeded in death locally by her mother and father-in-law, Isabele & Eldon Congrove; nephews, Dan Congrove, Mike Congrove and Mike Hoffman.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. at Kingston Mount Pleasant Church with Rev. Barry Bennett officiating. No calling hours will be observed. Arrangements have been entrusted to the HILL FUNERAL HOME, Kingston.
To honor Alice’s wishes of no flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Roy A. Congrove Memorial Scholarship Fund. Since 2001, the Roy A Congrove Annual Memorial Golf Outing, run by Scott Newman along with Roy and Alice Congrove, Kelly Wiley & Joe Dunkle, has funded over 70 scholarships valued at more than $50,000.00 to Zane Trace High School Graduates. For the past 21 years, Alice has greeted the golfers with a smile and heartfelt thank you at the check-in table. Checks can be made to: Chillicothe-Ross Community Foundation and mailed to 45 E Main Street, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601. Condolences can be made on Alice’s online guest registry at www.hillfhkingston.com.