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1921 Loretta 2020

Loretta Louise (Parrish) Grove

October 10, 1921 — September 12, 2020

Loretta Louise (Parrish) Grove, of Strasburg, Ohio went home to be with her Lord
and Savior on Saturday, September 12, 2020, at her home surrounded by her family. She was
born October 10, 1921 in Gnadenhutten, Ohio; to the late Guy Parrish and Pearl (Lawver)
Parrish Biggs.
Loretta was part of the labor force during WW II.. She was twenty-one years old and a mother of two, working at
Canton Drop Forge as another of the county’s “Rosie the Riveters.” Loretta retired from Floro
Carbon at Columbia.

Loretta was a great mother to her four children and a special grandmother to her grandchildren.
She loved to travel, some of her favorite’s places were Bahamas, Texas, Florida, New England
States, Myrtle Beach, Branson Missouri, and Colorado. One of her best days was dog sledding
on the Mendenhall Glacier in Alaska. Loretta enjoyed watching her Westerns on TV, especially
ones with John Wayne. She also enjoyed square dancing in her younger years, gardening,
spending time with her family, and spending time with her friends at the senior center. Loretta
was a member of First Moravian Church in Dover.

Loretta was survived by her three daughters, Phyllis Miller of Wilmot, OH, Diane Mainella
of Fairmont, WV and Sandy Hutchison of New Philadelphia, OH; her son, Donald Grove and
his wife, Sondra of Strasburg, OH; nine grandchildren, Mike (Suzanne) Grove, Teresa
Swartzentruber (Donnie Sullivan), Missy (Terry) Sisson, Rick Hutchison, Angela (Jeff)
Heitger, Lori (Chris) Ricklic, Mike Mainella, Mitch (Meagan) Grove and Steve (Holly)
Hutchison; her nineteen great-grandchildren; and her seven great great-grandchildren and one
expected in 2021; special friend, Connie Boyce; and a caregiver, family friend and an angel to
the family, Mary Arbogast of Sugarcreek and her companion dog, Bailey.

Loretta married the love of her life William Grove on March 11, 1939.

In addition to her parents, Loretta was preceded in death by her husband, William Grove; two
sons-in-law, Dean Miller and Donald Hutchison; one great grandson, Nathan Gribble; one great
great grandson, Avory Litman-Swartzentruber; her granddaughter-in-law, Nettie Hutchison; her
brother, Jake Biggs; and a special friend, Leroy Schupbach.
Memorial contributions may be made to in memory of Loretta Grove to the First Moravian
Church, 319 N. Walnut, Dover, Ohio 44622 and Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave.
SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.

Family and friends are invited to call at the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home & Crematory at
Dover, on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. A funeral service
will take place on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home with
Pastor John Wallace presiding. Friends can call one hour pror to the service on Wednesday.
Interment will follow at Dover Burial Park. Due to Covid-19,
social distancing will be practiced and masks are a state mandate.

To sign an online guestbook, visit the obituary link on the funeral home’s website.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Loretta Louise (Parrish) Grove, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Toland-Herzig Funeral Home & Crematory

803 N. Wooster Ave. , Dover, OH 44622

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Visitation

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Toland-Herzig Funeral Home & Crematory

803 N. Wooster Ave. , Dover, OH 44622

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Service

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Toland-Herzig Funeral Home & Crematory

803 N. Wooster Ave. , Dover, OH 44622

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