She became very active in Welcome Wagon and enjoyed meeting people and making new friends. She was a skilled knitter and seamstress and loved movies, dancing and travel.
She was the loving mother to Linda (David) Yonkof of Perrysburg, William (Lya) Grote, Jr. of Owensville, Missouri, Fauna Reichert of St. Louis, Missouri, Carol (Randy) Swearingen of Medina and Robert (Marylene) Grote of Clovis, California; she loved her nine grandchildren and two, soon to be three great-grandchildren; she is also survived by her sister, Rhoda Whetsel of St. Louis, Missouri, as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, William J. Grote; and her parents, Louis and Mildred (Friedland) La Tour.
Services will be held in St. Louis.
The family wishes to thank Hospice of Medina County for their kind care and requests any memorial contributions be made to their organization at 5075 Windfall Rd., Medina, OH 44256.
Arrangements made by Waite and Son Funeral Home, where online condolences may be made at www.waitefuneralhome.com