Ruth M. Groft
12/19/1930 - 03/21/2018

Ruth M. Groft, 87, of New Oxford, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at the York Hospital. She was the wife of Paul J. Groft who died January 25, 1993.  Born December 19, 1930 in New Chester, she was the daughter of Curtis and Grace (Groscott) Rummel.  Ruth was retired from the Hanover Shoe Co. and was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Hanover. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends especially her grandchildren.  Surviving are three daughters, Jane Hoover and husband Tim of Abbottstown; Judy Zinn and husband Perry of New Oxford and Linda Bastress of Hanover; nine grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by seven siblings, Fred, Ralph, Orville, Cyril and Lloyd Rummel, Blanche Bixler and Janet Frock.  A Funeral Service will be held 10 a.m. Monday, March 26, 2018 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 30 W. Chestnut Street, Hanover with Rev. Dr. Daniel M. Yeiser officiating. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Edgegrove. Friends and relatives will be received Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m. at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Avenue, McSherrystown.  Serving as pallbearers will be Jeremy Smith, James Smith, Ryan Bastress, Davey Baker, Jason Zinn, Jason Decker and Cody Bosserman.  Contributions in memory of Ruth may be made to St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 30 W. Chestnut Street, Hanover, PA 17331.


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Posted at:03/24/2018 9:09 pm
Molly Musselman
Linda,Judy and family we are so sorry for your families loss our thought an prayers go out to you all our Love to you all 💜💜😘🙏🙏 Love Molly,David Musselman.

Posted at:03/23/2018 7:07 pm
Holley Crowder
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn her passing. May your faith and your many fond memories of your loved one comfort you.

Posted at:03/23/2018 1:01 pm
Terry Rummel and Family
Great Lady Always had something witty and funny to say.. She Made us think.. YOU WILL BE MISSED. GOD BE WITH YOU Rest In Peace Aunt Ruth

Posted at:03/22/2018 9:09 pm
Susan and tom fuhrman
Judy Perry and famliy I'm so sorry for your lost. Hugs and prayers Tom and sue fuhrman

Posted at:03/22/2018 8:08 pm
Dori Jarvis
Thoughts and prayers for the family at this difficult time. May God give you strength to carry the pain of your loss. Dori & Randy Jarvis

Posted at:03/22/2018 9:09 pm
Barb and Ron
Sending love and prayers to the family. You now have another special angel looking over you. Aunt Ruth will be missed by all.

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