The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Daily Item Obituaries

April 9, 2013

Faylene M. Groover, 90, Lewisburg

LEWISBURG — Faylene M. Groover, 90, formerly of 103 Willowbrook Blvd., went home to be with her Lord and Savior early Tuesday morning, April 9, 2013, at Riverview Manor. She was a longtime resident of Lewisburg and previously lived in Freeburg, Watsontown and Mifflinburg.

A native of Union County, she was born Sept. 8, 1922, in Lewisburg, a daughter of the late H. Gilbert and Anna (Fisher) Stahl. In 1938, she married R. Leroy Groover, who preceded her in death on Nov. 16, 1985.

Faylene attended school in Freeburg and was a graduate of Lewisburg High School.

She was employed as a regional manager with Sarah Coventry Inc. for 25 years. She was a Welcome Wagon hostess, then was self-employed owning her own business and later working for Profiles of Pennsylvania.

Faylene was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Lewisburg, was an active member and past president of the Mifflinburg Civic Club, was a member of the Lewisburg Women’s Club, was past president of the Union County Federation of Women’s Club, was a member of both the Milton and Lewisburg auxiliaries of Evangelical Community Hospital and was a member of the Packwood House Museum.

She enjoyed working as a volunteer for Evangelical Community Hospital and for her church. She traveled extensively and enjoyed spending time with her family and the friends she accumulated over a lifetime of associations.

Faylene is survived by her two treasured daughters, Cheryl A. Bowersox and her husband, Robert, and Patricia R. Murray-Groover, all of Lewisburg; five grandchildren, Renee Steese and Cara Balboni, of Southwick, Mass., Ronald Steese and Jennie Rawski, of Boxborough, Mass., Michael Steese and Tricia Dreese, of Lewisburg, Tracey and Kenny Hoffman, of Northumberland, and Beth and Mark Brownson, of Ashland; eight great-grandchildren, Sarah Steese, Stein Steese, Katelinn Gillespie, Nathan Gillespie, Maggie, Michaela, Asher and Charlee Lynn Hoffman; nieces and nephews; and a dear friend, Pearl J. Fisher.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Jane Brown; one brother, Marvin G. Stahl; and one niece, Cindy Guyer.

Friends and relatives will be received from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1050 Buffalo Road, Lewisburg, followed by a life celebration at 11:30 with her pastor, the Rev. Paula Gustafson, officiating.

Burial will follow in Lewisburg Cemetery.

The family will provide flowers and asks each person to do a simple act of kindness in Faylene’s memory or donate to St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1050 Buffalo Road, Lewisburg, PA 17837, or to Diabetic Research at Joslin Clinic, Diabetes Research Center, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215.

Funeral arrangements are by the John H. Shaw III Funeral Home, Market and Eighth streets, Lewisburg.

Text Only
Daily Item Obituaries
  • GeorgeScholl.jpg George R. Scholl, 63, Middleburg

    MIDDLEBURG — George R. Scholl, 63, entered into eternal rest at 11 a.m. Monday, July 21, 2014, at his home on Globe Mills Road after a courageous 10-month battle with lung cancer.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • kevinrodriguez.jpg Kevin M. Rodriguez, 60, Zion, Ill.

    ZION, Ill. — Kevin M. Rodriguez, 60, of Zion, passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • fredharvey2c.jpg Fred Harvey, 93, Kennewick, Wash.

    KENNEWICK, Wash. — Fred Harvey, 93, of 725 N. Center Parkway, Kennewick, passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Charles B. Zerbe, 91, Sunbury

    SUNBURY — Charles Buffington Zerbe, 91, of Sunbury, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014, at Nottingham Village, Northumberland.

    July 22, 2014

  • Beatrice A. Derck, Sunbury

    SUNBURY — Beatrice Arlene Wolf Derck was called home by Jesus Christ, her beloved Lord and Savior, on Sunday, July 20, 2014.

    July 22, 2014

  • Wesley J. Gantt Jr., 58, Middleburg

    MIDDLEBURG — Wesley J. Gantt Jr., 58, of Maple Avenue, passed away on Tuesday morning, July 22, 2014, at his home.

    July 22, 2014

  • Lillian A. Reagen, 88, Northumberland

    NORTHUMBERLAND — Lillian A. Reagen, 88, of Northumberland, passed away on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Nottingham Village, Northumberland.

    July 22, 2014

  • Doris S. Worthington, 84, Selinsgrove

    SELINSGROVE — Doris Sabina Worthington, 84, of Selinsgrove, passed away on Saturday evening, July 19, 2014, at her home.

    July 22, 2014

  • Donald W. Miller, 77, Hughesville

    HUGHESVILLE — Donald W. Miller, 77, of Broad Street, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, surrounded by his family.

    July 22, 2014

  • David E. Newman, 56, Middleburg

    MIDDLEBURG — David E. Newman, 56, of Middleburg, passed away Monday evening, July 21, 2014, at the Manor at Penn Village, Selinsgrove.

    July 22, 2014

The Daily Marquee
Funeral Arrangements
  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    BOWERSOX, CHADF D., 37, of Watsontown. Life celebration from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Washingtonville Fire Hall, 19 Strawberry Ridge Road, Danville.

    DINSMORE, ELEANORE F., 83, of Selinsgrove. Celebration of life at 2 p.m. Saturday at Sharon Lutheran Church, 120 S. Market St., Selinsgrove. V.L. Seebold Funeral Home, Selinsgrove.

    FULTZ, MARY G., 73, of McClure. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. today at New Hope Baptist Church, 38 Route 522 North, Middleburg, followed by funeral at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Burial in St. John’s ‘Black Oak Ridge’ Cemetery. Pheasant Funeral Home, Beavertown.

    HENRY, DORIS E., 76, of Mifflinburg. Memorial service at 7 p.m. Friday at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 404 Market St., Mifflinburg.

    KARCHNER, RUTH M., 94, of Wake Forest, N.C. Visitation from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Thursday at Visneski Funeral Home, 10 W Mahoning St., Danville, followed by funeral at 2. Burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Danville.

    RESSLER, GALE L., 63, of Sunbury. Visitation from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Jerre Wirt Blank Funeral Home, 395 State St., Sunbury, followed by a memorial service at 8.

    ROBBINS, RAYMOND D., 90, of Lewisburg. Visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at Roupp Funeral Home, 8594 Old Turnpike Road, Mifflinburg, followed by funeral at 11. Burial in Mazeppa Union Cemetery.

    STEIMLING, FREDERICK A., 53, of Cashtown. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Monahan Funeral Home, 125 Carlisle St., Gettysburg. Visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at Christ Chapel on the Gettysburg College campus, followed by funeral at 11. Burial in Flohrs Cemetery, McKnightstown.


    July 22, 2014