90, daughter of Jessie Franklin Davenport and Morrie Neal McDonald Davenport, was born Oct. 4, 1914, at Pilot Point, Texas. She died Feb. 8, 2005, at Longview, Texas.Her father abandon the family about the time of her birth. She and her mother lived in the home of her grandparents at Cornhill, Texas, near Austin.After a time, her mother gave her up for adoption and took her to an orphanage at Pilot Point managed by a minister and his wife, asking for her daughter be placed in a Christian home with two parents.She was adopted by the Rev. Thomas S. and Dora Ella Woods Nichols and given the name Eva Ruth Nichols. As Nichols was a traveling preacher, the family moved numerous times, living mostly in New Mexico and California. They settled in the Ozarks in the Grogan community.She met and married Noah Newton Grogan. They had five children and worked at the Boeing plant in Wichita, Kan., during World War II. Mrs. Grogan helped build the B-29 bomber.After her children were grown, Mrs. Grogan went back to school and graduated in 1969 from Trinity Lutheran School of Nursing in Kansas City. She received her state license and was an LPN at Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston until she retired.With the encouragement of her husband, she located her maternal relatives in Texas and learned her mother had died many years earlier.In the 1950s, she visited her relatives for the first time, learning about her family history and the difficulty her mother had in giving her up for adoption.She was a member of the Near Home Missionary Baptist Church at Grogan, where she was pianist for almost 50 years. The Grogans moved to Texas in 1982.Mrs. Grogan was an excellent cook, gardener – especially flowers – and musician.She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years; brothers, Ray, Jerry and Leroy Leach and William Nichols; and a grandson.Surviving are her children, Margaret Elizabeth Atkisson and Carol Diane Eaton of Springfield, Barbara Jean Fish of Topeka, Kan., Mildred Louise Keene of Kansas City and Ronald Wayne Grogan of Ore City, Texas; a sister, Louise Brumley of Utah; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.Burial was in the Coffeyville Cemetery near Ore City, Texas. “

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