Janet A. Groft
09/29/1943 - 03/17/2019

Janet A. Groft, 75, of New Oxford, entered into God’s eternal care on Sunday, March 17, 2109 at UPMC-Pinnacle Hanover Hospital. She was the wife of James E. Groft to whom she was married 57 years.  Born September 29, 1943 in Hanover, she was the daughter of the late Robert A. and Mary A. (Riser) Nicholson.  Janet was retired from Arentz Oil Co., Hanover with over 40 years of service. She was a 1961 graduate of Delone Catholic High School and a member of Sacred Heart Basilica, Hanover where she was involved in many church activities including serving as a Eucharistic Minister. Faith was her devotion. Janet enjoyed making rosaries and spending time with friends and family especially her grandchildren.  Surviving in addition to her husband are six children, Thomas Groft and wife Deborah of Greensboro, NC, David Groft and wife Paula of New Oxford, Juanita Weaver and husband Mike of Abbottstown, Joseph Groft and wife Wanda of Gettysburg, Patricia Wright and husband Terry of New Oxford and Ann Rife and husband John of New Oxford; 23 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; five siblings, Angela Gift of Gulfport, MS, Kathleen Yealy of Abbottstown, Margaret Groft of Abbottstown, Elaine Nicholson of Abbottstown and Nina Grant of May Landing, NJ. She was preceded in death by three grandchildren, Luke, Megan and Maria and three sisters, Marian Glass, Sr. Maria SCC (Jeanne Nicholson) and Rose Mary Warren.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Sacred Heart Basilica, Hanover, with Rev. Joseph R. Howard as celebrant. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Friends and relatives will be received Friday, March 22, 2019 at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Avenue, McSherrystown from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with the rosary recited at 8:00 p.m.  Serving as pallbearers will be her grandchildren.  Contributions in memory of Janet may be made to Sacred Heart Basilica, 30 Basilica Drive, Hanover, PA 17331.

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Posted at:03/22/2019 12:12 pm
Janet was a gift to us. She always put God first/Husband family & friend's ment everything to her. She has shown us the way Our Hearts & Prayer go out to You Jim and all of your family's..Blessings The Miller's Family Bill & Diane

Posted at:03/19/2019 4:04 pm
Shantel Reinbold
Im so sorry to hear of Janet's passing. I so enjoyed working with her at Arentz for 20+years. She always had a smile on her face. She taught me so many things not only at work but of raising my family and watching hers grow as well. The visits from the kids and grandkids were always enjoyable. She will be missed. you are all in my thoughts and prayers

Posted at:03/19/2019 10:10 pm
Angela Gift
JIM, sorry I DON'T REALLY KNOW WHAT TO SAY EXCEPT YOU'VE HAD A DOUBLE WAMMY. First it was brother Jack and then your wife Janet. It Is Hard to bear but GOD is with you always. Ask HIS help and he is with you. May God be with each one of you, Tom & Deb, Dave & Paula, Nita & Mike, Joe & Wanda, Patty & Terry, Annie & John, my thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you. Keep FAITH and He will help you through this.

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