Harold Zenas Grout October 14, 1930 – April 25, 2010
Harold Zenas Grout, son of Grace (Richards) Grout and Ray Grout, was born October 14, 1930 at Tingley, Iowa. He graduated from Tingley high school and received his bachelor’s degree from Northwest Missouri State College in Maryville, Missouri. Harold served in the U.S. Army. Harold was united in marriage to Pearl Ruth Sanderson on July 12, 1969 in Des Moines, Iowa. Harold was a banker at Tingley State Bank in Tingley for over 30 years. They moved to Monett, Missouri in 1985 where Harold worked at the Monett School. They lived in Kansas City, Kansas from February 1998 until 2004 when they returned to Tingley. Harold was a member of the Lions Club and the Tingley American Legion. Harold passed away on April 26, 2010 at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa.
Survivors include his wife, Pearl Grout of Clearview Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa; son, Dennis Henry of Surprise, Arizona; three daughters, Linda Rinehart of Kansas City, Kansas, Beverly Auer of Williamsburg, Missouri and Kathy Henry of Burlington Junction, Missouri; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; seven brothers, Donald Grout of Creston, Iowa, Dale Grout of Riverside, California, Charles Grout of Newton, Iowa, Marvin Grout of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Kenneth Grout of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Ronald Grout and Robert Grout of Des Moines, Iowa; one sister, Ruth Hoy of Adel, Iowa, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Doris, and a grandson, Matthew Kane Reasoner.
A memorial fund has been established to the United Methodist Church in Tingley. Arrangements were by Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr.
Services were held at the United Methodist Church in Tingley on Thursday, April 29, 2010, with Rev. Dan Fernandez officiating. Musician was Susie Moffitt.
Casket bearers were Ralph Grout, Glenn Grout, Troy Brady, Mike Reasoner, Rodney Stark and Don Stark.
Harold was laid at rest in the Tingley Cemetery, Tingley.