Marian B. Groves, age 84 of Lima, died at 6:15 p.m., Friday, July 27, 2012 in the Wyngate Senior Living Center. She was born May 8, 1928 in Lima, Ohio. She is the daughter of the late Steven and Hildred Elizabeth McCool Roessler. On September 2, 1948 she married Richard Donald Groves who died December 30, 1983.
Mrs. Groves retired after 25 years with Nichols Bakery. She attended the Lima Baptist Temple and was a life member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary 1275 of Lima. She loved animals, reading, and enjoyed her plants. She adored her pet parrot “Baby” which was good at entertaining her.
Survivors include 2 sons – Dale L. (Juanita) Roessler of Lima; Richard (Georgia) Groves of Lima; 15grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; 1 brother – Leonard (Sylvia) Roessler of Waynesfield; 2 sisters – Mary Jo Butler of East Falmouth, MA; and Betty Stewart of Flat Rock, MI; a sister-in-law – Phyllis Fedele of Lima; 2 special friends – Kami Mack of Lima and Kayla Perry of Lima.
She was preceded in death by a son – Larry Eugene Groves; a grandson – Phillip Roessler; 2 brothers – Daryl Roessler; David Roessler; and one sister – Edna Arbogast.
Funeral services will begin 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. The Rev. Leonard Roessler will officatiate. Burial will follow in Bluelick Cemetery, in Bath Township.
The family will receive friends noon to 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Date: Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm