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February 13, 2014

Nyla J. Groves

SAEGERTOWN — Nyla J. Groves, 83, formerly of 602 Limber Road, Meadville, passed away Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at Crawford County Care Center, Saegertown.

Nyla was born in Saegertown on June 26, 1930, a daughter of the late James Alton and Bertha Baker Schlosser. On July 1, 1950, Nyla married Patrick Groves; he preceded her in death on April 27, 2010.

She was an active member of Saegertown United Methodist Church, where she volunteered her time with numerous activities. She was also a member of Saegertown Methodist Women.

After more than 30 years of service, Nyla retired from the former Talon Inc. of Meadville where she had worked in various departments including the Inspection Department. Following her retirement she established and operated her own painting and wallpapering business for many years. She was a 1948 graduate of Saegertown High School, where she was a member of the girls basketball team.

Nyla was a member of Meadville Medical Center Auxiliary, Hayfield Grange, Saegertown Woman’s Improvement Club and served on the Crawford County Pageant Committee. Her greatest joys in life were going dancing with her husband, Pat, and spending time with her grandchildren, and with Ryan and Rachel Marsteller.

Nyla is survived by three daughters, Karen Billingsley and her husband, Ron, of Pittsburgh, Judy Acker and her husband, Ralph, of Meadville, and Pamela Christ and her husband, George, of Rogers, Minn.; six grandchildren, Sarah Billingsley and her husband, Joel Rosenblatt, Adam Billingsley and his wife, Devin, Aaron Troy, Kaylan Morrell and her husband, Matthew (Bo), Zachery Christ and his wife, Stacy, and Wesley Christ and his wife, Melissa; five great-grandchildren, Cash and Hank Morrell, Eva and Scarlett Billingsley, and Margot Rosenblatt; two sisters, Jo Ann Bidwell and her husband, Robert, of Saegertown, and Diane Rossi of Richmond, Va.; three brothers, Ron Schlosser and his wife, Shirley, Duane Schlosser and his wife Cheryl, and Raymond Schlosser and his wife Patsy, all of Saegertown; plus several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to her father, James Alton Schlosser; and her mother, Bertha Acker, and her husband, Patrick, of 59 years, Nyla was preceded in death by a sister, Phyllis Porter and her husband, Larry Porter; and two nephews, Larry Porter Jr. and Tyson Schlosser.

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. at Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 404 Chestnut St., Meadville, and Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Saegertown United Methodist Church, 620 Euclid Ave., Saegertown, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, with Lay Pastor Howard Roxberry, a special friend, officiating.

Nyla will be laid to rest next to her husband, Patrick, in Greendale Cemetery, West Mead Township.

Memorial contributions may be made to Meadville Medical Center Auxiliary, 751 Liberty St., Meadville, Pa. 16335.

Share your condolences at miznerfuneralhome.com.

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