Ruth Groff, 79

Ruth L. Groff, age 79, of Butler, Indiana, died at 1:50 P.M. on December 21, 2013, in her home after an extended illness. Mrs. Groff was a graduate of Butler High School and had been employed by Pittsfield Industries in Hamilton, Indiana, retiring with nearly fifty years of service. She was a member of the Independent Full Gospel Church in Ashley, Indiana, and enjoyed flower gardening and playing the piano.

Ruth L. Groff was born on October 26, 1934, in Butler, Indiana, the daughter of Charles and Edna (Slentz) Albertson. She married Maurice L. Groff on March 12, 1955, in Angola, Indiana, and he preceded her in death in 2006.

Survivors include one son, Daniel (Linda) Groff, of Butler; five grandchildren, Stephanie Large, Keith Groff, Angela Burdette, Rachel Butler, and Joshua Groff; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Betty Zehr, of Montpelier, Ohio; and one brother, Jim (Shirley) Albertson, of Butler. She was also preceded in death by one son, David Groff, in 2004, two brothers, Bill and Joe Albertson, and one sister, Anna Doty.

Services will be held on Saturday, December 28, 2013, at 11:00 A.M. in the Independent Full Gospel Church in Ashley with Pastor Sam Weimer officiating. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service, beginning at 10:00 A.M. in the church. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Edgerton, Ohio. Memorials in the name of Ruth L. Groff are requested to the Independent Full Gospel Church, Ashley, Indiana, or to DeKalb Hospice.

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