Earl E. Groff, 89, formally of Gretna Springs, Manheim, passed away on Tuesday October 16, 2018 at Pleasant View Retirement Community, Manheim. Born in Clay Township, he was the son of the late Roy and Ella Ebersole Groff. He was the loving husband of Reba M. Geib Groff who died in 2016. Earl worked as a poultry serviceman at Keystone Mills, Ephrata and after retirement, he drove for Amish families. He was a member of White Oak Church of the Brethren, Manheim where he served as a Deacon and Sunday school teacher.
Surviving are five daughters, Janice wife of Marvin Stoner, Janet wife of Harold Bross, Rachel wife of Mervin Groff all of Manheim, Phyllis wife of Levi King of Fredericksburg and Julia wife of Edward Kegerreis of Myerstown, 14 grandchildren, 32, great grandchildren, two brothers, Paul husband of Bernice Groff of Lititz, Leon husband of Amy Groff of Belleville and a sister, Ada wife of Warren Miller of Lititz.
The family would like to thank the staff of Pleasant View Retirement Community for the care and compassion shown to Earl during his stay.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his funeral service at White Oak Church of the Brethren, 1211 North Penryn Road, Manheim on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 10:00 AM. There will be a viewing at the church on Monday evening from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM and again on Tuesday morning from 9:00 AM until the time of service. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may send contributions in Earl’s memory to Pleasant View Retirement Community, Benevolent Care Endowment Fund, 544 North Penryn Road, Manheim, PA 17545.