Betty Lou Rineer Groff

Feb 21 1930
Dec 23 2021
91 Years
Coatesville, Pennsylvania

Betty Lou Rineer Groff, 91, a lifelong resident of Coatesville prior to moving to Tel Hai Retirement Community in Honey Brook in 2007, died at Tel Hai on December 23, 2021, after an extended illness, initially brought on by the Coronavirus. She was the beloved wife of the late Lloyd L. Groff with whom she shared 67 years of marriage at the time of his passing in 2017.

Betty Lou was the daughter of the late John Michael Rineer and Bertha Alice Kreiser Rineer. She was a 1947 graduate of S. Horace Scott High School and a member of the Marching Band. Until her retirement in 1992 from Kim Manufacturing in Downingtown, Betty Lou had spent her professional life as a secretary in both the public and private sector. Beginning her career at Lukens Steel she was also employed by the Coatesville School District, G. O. Carlson, and Sonoco Paper Products. Betty Lou was a member of the Thorndale United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School for over 30 years, served on its Council of Ministries, and chaired its Staff/Parish Relations Committee. While her sons were attending Friendship Elementary School, she was very active in the PTA, and although working full time, she served as a homeroom mother, a role she later reprised as a homeroom Grandmother when her two younger grandchildren attended East Fallowfield Elementary school.

Betty Lou is survived by two sons, Lance (Shelly) and Lane (Janene), all of Coatesville; two grandsons, Zachary (Dawn) and Ryan also of Coatesville; two granddaughters, Nancy (Jacob Kreider) of Lancaster and Kaylee (Michael Barnhart) of West Chester; and one great-granddaughter, Olivia Kreider. She is also survived by two sisters, Natalie J. Sigle of Coatesville and Nancy J. Doughty (Wes) of Berwyn, as well as many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and nephews, and great-grand nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, John H Rineer, Sr., a sister, Evelyn Connor, a nephew, Terrance Ramaley and a grand-nephew Shawn Green.

The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, January 5th, 2022 at 10:30 AM at Tel Hai StoneCroft Commons at 4000 Tree Line Drive, Honey Brook, with a viewing from 9:30 AM until 10:30 AM.  Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Coatesville.  

To protect those at-risk and as required by Tel-Hai, please wear a mask and practice social distancing. 

A proud Coatesville Graduate herself, the family requests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made in her name to: The Shawn Green Memorial Scholarship, Coatesville Area Senior High School, 1445 East Lincoln Highway, Coatesville, PA 19320. This scholarship is given to a senior dual athlete at Coatesville Area Senior High who exemplifies someone who is genuine, loving, accepting, dependable, kind, and loyalty, someone who is a good friend, a team player, supportive of others, and always willing to put others first, and someone who shows Coatesville Pride.

Online condolences can be posted  Arrangements have been entrusted to Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg.  

Service Date: 
Jan 5 2022 - 10:30am
Service Location: 
Tel Hai StoneCroft Commons at 4000 Tree Line Drive, Honey Brook


Our hearts and prayers are with the Groff family for the loss of Betty Lou Groff.

We know Betty Lou is in heaven with her beloved husband Lloyd.

Our family will always remember the good times we had at all of the parties we had at their home and ours, thru out the years.

Love, Larry and Sherry Rubin

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