Jessie Groves was born in Montgomery County, Indiana on February 6, 1894. Following training as a nurse at the Culver Union Hospital in Crawfordsville, IN she moved to Indianapolis in 1915 to take a position as the Night Supervisor at Long Hospital on the campus of the fledgling Indiana University School of Medicine. Just two years later, at the age of 23, Jessie became the Operating Room Supervisor at Long Hospital. In 1938 she added this same position at Riley Hospital, and thus became the Operating Room Supervisor for all of the Indiana University Medical Center. She spent the rest of her career working at Long and Riley hospitals, retiring sometime in the 1950s. Jessie died in Crawfordsville on February 13, 1994, having just celebrated her 100th birthday.
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