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Lois Lucille (Grove) Rearick

April 12, 1928 ~ January 30, 2017 (age 88)

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Lois Lucille (Grove) Rearick, 88, of Spring Mills, entered into eternal rest on January 30, 2017, at Mt. Nittany Medical Center.

Lois, a daughter of the late Thomas and Marian (Bible) Grove was born in Spring Mills on April 12, 1928. Lois was a 1946 graduate of the Gregg Township Vocational High School. On August 4, 1946, she married the love of her life, Lewis L. Rearick at her parent’s family farm in Gregg Township. Prior to Lewis' death in 2010, they shared a loving marriage for 64 years.

Lois is survived by two sons, James B. Rearick (Brian Woodland), of Bellefonte and Ralph L. Rearick (Terri), of Fort Wayne, IN; by three daughters, Kim I. Bonner (Chuck), of Orwigsburg, Kay M. Trostle (Kevin), of State College, and Amy J. Bowersox, (Candy Yekel), of Spring Mills, and seven grandchildren, Michelle Snare (Rick), Michael Rearick (Nichole), Jonathan Rearick, Julia Bickel (Jeff), Lindsay Bonner, Zane Wagner and Carrie Yekel Himes. Also surviving are two great granddaughters, Finley Cole Himes and Hailey Bickel; two brothers, Mylan Grove and Harold Grove (Karen); two sisters, Jean Rishel (Dean) and Bernice Snyder, and one sister in law, Florence Rearick.  In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Gerald Grove, James Grove and Wayne Grove.

Throughout Lois’s life she engaged in many activities starting at a young age.  During her high school years Lois was a member of the band and was the head majorette.  She also played on her high school basketball team where she served as the team captain.  Once she married Lewis they resided on Paradise Road in Spring Mills and became lifelong farmers. They also raised poultry and dressed and sold chicken for 40 years. Lois had a love for baking, cooking, gardening, canning and keeping a detailed daily diary for over 37 years.  She was a loving mother who enjoyed spending time with her children playing games like scrabble, carom, and Life, shooting baskets and an occasional sled ride down the hill. Lois was a life long member of the St. John's Union Church at Farmers Mills where she took great pride in being a member of the church choir. In later years she enjoyed playing a monthly card game with her sisters and friends and continued with her love for baking where she is fondly remembered for her sugar cookies, cinnamon rolls, and cakes with million dollar frosting. Lois was an avid Grange Fair goer who enjoyed spending time with her family and friends at her tent on row North 9. Her passing will leave an empty place in the hearts of her family and friends.

A visitation for family and friends will be held on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, from 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Steven R. Neff Funeral Home in Millheim. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2017, at 11 a.m. at the St. John's Union Church in Farmers Mills with Rev. Brandon Cian officiating. Lois will be laid to rest in Farmers Mills Union Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Lois Rearick may be given to Wynwood House, c/o Resident Fund, 122 Wynwood Drive, Centre Hall, PA 16828.

 


 Service Information

Receiving of Family & Friends
Wednesday
February 1, 2017

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Steven R. Neff Funeral Home
120 West Main Street
Millheim, PA 16854-0437

Receiving of Family & Friends
Wednesday
February 1, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Steven R. Neff Funeral Home
120 West Main Street
Millheim, PA 16854-0437

Funeral Service
Thursday
February 2, 2017

11:00 AM
St John's Union Church at Farmers Mills
Rural Route
Spring Mills, PA 16875


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