Former First Lady Of MSU Passes Away

Posted at 8:20 AM, Aug 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-20 08:20:37-04

ROWAN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– A previous first lady at Morehead State University has passed away.

Wilma Grote, wife of President C. Nelson Grote, died on Aug. 18 at her home.  

Wilma was active on the commission that proposed the Women’s Studies program at MSU, and later the Wilma E. Grote Symposium for the Advancement of Women was created in her honor.  

A Celebration of Life will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Interment will follow in Lee Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday at the First Christian Church on East Main Street in Morehead.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the C. Nelson and Wilma E. Grote Scholarship Endowment, Morehead State University, MSU Foundation, 150 University Blvd., Box 1887, Morehead, KY 40351.

Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals in Morehead is in charge of arrangements.