Thursday, January 9th, 2014
Margery Allen Grossman, 91, formerly of Dayton, died at 1:30 p.m.. Jan. 7, 2014, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community.
She was born Nov. 12, 1922, in Bourneville, to Abraham and Ina Helsel Allen, and resided near Londonderry, in Ross County throughout her childhood. She married Kurt O. Grossman on Dec. 16, 1977, and he survives at Otterbein.
Also surviving are two sisters, Annabelle Gullette, Chillicothe, and Juanita Tyree, Malvern, Pa., and good friends, Jim and Mary Jane Hansel, Franklin, and Bill and Linda Metzger, St. Marys.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Ina M. Smith, Leona Bethel and Rosa Sullivan; and three brothers, Avery Allen, Floyd Allen and David Allen.
She was a graduate of Wilmington College and was an elementary teacher for 37 years, retiring from the West Carrollton City Schools. She was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church in West Carrollton for 45 years, where she served as a Sunday School teacher for many years. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in St. Marys. She loved gardening, poetry, bowling, traveling, history and people.
Funeral rites will be 11 a.m. Friday in the Meyer Community Chapel on the campus of Otterbein, the Rev. Vince Lavieri officiating. Private family burial rites will be held at Londonderry Cemetery, Londonderry.
Calling is one hour prior to services Friday at Otterbein, where memorial gifts may be given to Memorial First United Methodist Church in West Carrollton or Grace United Methodist Church in St. Marys.
Condolences may be sent to her family via Millerfuneralhomes.net.
Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, is handling the arrangements.
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