Nancy E. Groff


Nancy E. Groff, 80, died Monday, May 27, at home.
She was born Oct. 18, 1938, in Millersburg, to H. Horace and Cleo V. (Reed) Virgil.
On Oct. 19, 1956, she married Richard L. Groff in Ligonier. He died Jan. 29, 2015.
Survivors include three sons, Tod (Becky) Groff, Logansport, Ted (Amy) Groff, Ligonier, and Tad (Diane) Groff, Millersburg; six grandchildren, Seth (Amanda), Ethan, Quinn (Jenna), Emma, Cara and Beck Groff; and two siblings, Dr. Albert E. Virgil, Columbus, Ohio, and Marilee (Rick) Keim, Benton.
Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Victor Virgil.
A teacher at Chandler Elementary School for 31 years, Mrs. Groff was completely dedicated to serving other people.
Visitation will be Thursday, May 30, from 1 to 3 and 5 to 8 p.m. at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home. A 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 31, funeral service will be held at Zion Community Church, where she was a lifelong, active member. Rev. Dick Carpenter, Burr Oak, and Pastor Jeff Lewis will officiate.
Mrs. Groff has donated her body to the Anatomical Education Program of Indiana University School of Medicine, so burial will be at a later date in Brown Cemetery, Millersburg.
In lieu of flowers, Nancy thanks you for your donations to Habitat for Humanity, Heifer Project, Zion Community Church or Brown Cemetery.
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Published on May 28, 2019
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Beverly Marker
Jun 07, 2019
I am sorry for your loss. Mrs. Groff was my Son Mikel's teacher at Chandler. She was a gift and we both remember her as the most excellent and caring teacher he had. One summer, she sent him a post card telling Mikel of a book she was sure he would enjoy. Her students were truly blessed by her presence.
Patricia Schrock
May 29, 2019
Nancy Groff has always been one of my favorite people from my childhood. She was my Sunday School teacher, friend's mother and friend of my family. She would invite the entire class to her house to bake gingerbread cookies. The only success I've ever had as a "baker" was in her home. She also encouraged me to play the piano and organ for church. She had a true heart- kind and generous. May the choirs of angels welcome her to paradise. May she rest eternally.
Marilyn Warstler
May 29, 2019
She was my best friend, and I will miss her very much. She visited me every three weeks and brought me special treats. If ever there was a Saint, it was Nancy. So happy I got to talk to her this last weekend. Fly high with the Angels Nancy, you deserve it. I love you.