Mary Lorena Groover, age 74, Westfield, PA
Mary Lorena Groover, age 74, passed away February 27, 2023, at her home in Westfield, PA.
Born August 24, 1948, in Wellsboro, PA she is the daughter of Robert and Janet Slocum. Susie, as everyone knows her, married her husband Kenny on July 3, 1970, and together they joined their families.
Susie graduated from Cowanesque Valley High School and worked at Electric Cord Manufacturing for many years. Together Susie and Ken owned K & S Custom Butchering in Westfield, PA.
In her younger years you would have seen Susie roller skating or riding a motorcycle. She enjoyed bowling with her Electric Cord coworkers, hosting gambling trips to Atlantic City, having bonfires with her family, and hosting Halloween parties for her grandchildren. For years she coordinated the Cathead Reunion for her home community of Sabinsville, PA.
Susie loved spending time with her close friends going to lunch and hearing the good gossip. Susie also loved going to the races to watch her favorite drivers, son-in-law Billy Van Pelt and grandson Dillon Groover. Susie was an incredibly selfless spirit and keeper of animals both domestic and wild. Additionally, Susie was the most amazing Chauffer for wine tastings around the lake, she sure had patience. She will be particularly remembered for her witty one-liners; her sense of humor was infectious.
Those in heaven waiting for her are her husband Ken, parents Robert and Janet, grandson Justin Ruhf and brother-in-law Pete Van Druff. Those remaining to remember her resilient spirt and love are her fur companions; Buddy, Callie and Tippy, her siblings; sister Carol Van Druff of Hallsport, NY and brother Robert (Cindy) Slocum of Wellsville, NY, her children; Duane and Sally (Sally Bell) Groover of Beaver Dams, NY, Steven and Nancy McNett of Huntsville, AL, Tammy and Chris Ruhf of Montrose, PA, Kim and Louie Marzo of Osceola, PA and Susan and Billy Van Pelt of Westfield, PA. Susie has seven grandchildren and one grand pup; Khristina Groover of Syracuse, NY, Dillon Groover of Corning, NY, Amber Halverson of Pensacola, FL, Cortney McNett of Huntsville, AL, Cassie Belcher of LeRaysville, PA, Kristyn Ruhf of Noxen, PA, Sierra and Kendra Marzo of Elkland, PA and Great Dane Grandpup Tank. The family has been blessed with five spirited great grandchildren. Additionally, Susie has supportive and kind in-laws and nieces and nephews. Additional love and support has been provided by Luan Kowalski and Bobbi Jo Williams.
Celebration of Life will occur March 11th at Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield, PA from 10:30 -11:30 AM with service immediately after. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Second Chance Animal Sanctuaries, 735 Gee Rd. Tioga, PA 16946 or via their website www.secondchanceas.org.