Mary E. Groft
12/04/1917 - 08/05/2016

Mary E. Groft, 98, of Edgegrove, entered into God’s eternal care Friday, August 5, 2016 at the Golden Living Center in Gettysburg. She was the wife of Eugene G. “Ernie” Groft who died November 27, 2002. Born December 4, 1917 in Adams County, she was the daughter of Emory S. and Jessie A. (Miller) Krise. Mary was retired from F. X. Smith & Sons Cigar Co. in McSherrystown, and was a music teacher at Menchey Music Service for 40 years. She was a lifelong member of Sacred Heart Basilica in Edgegrove. Mary enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and especially spending time with her family and friends. Surviving are four children; Larry E. Groft and his wife Jan of Hanover, Ronald J. Groft and his wife Janene of Lafayette, IN, Gerald R. Groft and his wife Donna of Hanover, and Jeanne M. Fradiska and her husband Jim of York; 8 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and a nephew, Stephen Groft. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Diane L. Groft and a sister, Marie Groft. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at Sacred Heart Basilica in Edgegrove, with Rev. Joseph R. Howard as celebrant. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Friends and relatives will be received Tuesday 6 to 8 p.m. at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Avenue, McSherrystown with prayers at 8 p.m. Contributions in memory of Mary may be made to Sacred Heart Basilica, 30 Basilica Drive, Hanover, PA 17331.

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Posted at:08/07/2016 3:03 pm
Sherry Reese -
I am at a loss for words, in February I watched as your daughter Diane received her wings. This was the hardest thing I have ever had to endure. As I sit here now I am truly heart broken. The day we put Diane to rest was hard, but the hardest part of that day "gram" was to watch you stand at your front door and wave goodbye as we drove past, I was truly devastated. I thank you for all the wonderful times and I am truly blessed to have you in my life !!! You truly were a wonderful person and a joy to be around!! You are now at peace with no more pain or suffering !! You will truly be missed !! I can only imagine what you, Ernie and Di are up to !! You all have your wings, fly high and proud !! Prayers to the family, I am truly sorry for your loss !!

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