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Jean (Mears) Groner

Jean (Mears) Groner, age 89, of Bloomsburg, passed away early Tuesday December 27, 2022 at the Inova Mt. Vernon Hospital in Alexandria, VA.

Born in Bloomsburg on August 24, 1933, she was the daughter of the late George W. and Carolyn A. (Wayne) Mears.

After graduation from Penn State University in 1955, she married her husband of 65 years, Sheldon Law Groner, on April 6, 1957. Sheldon’s Air Force career took them to Alaska, California, Idaho, Texas, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.  

She was a member of the Ft. McClure Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.).

Jean loved gardening, sewing, cooking, refinishing antique treasures, and having fun times with friends and family. Most of all she loved her family.

Surviving in addition to her husband, is a daughter, Kimberly H. Groner, of Falls Church, VA; two sons, Sheldon Law Groner, II, of Bloomsburg and Christopher Shawn Groner, of Pittston; a daughter-in-law, Julie Kontos, of Bloomsburg; and a granddaughter, Katherine “Katie” E. Groner, of Bloomsburg.

Private funeral services will be held in the Dean W. Kriner Inc. Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market St., Bloomsburg, with the Rev. Dr. Joel L. Zeiders, pastor of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Old Rosemont Cemetery in Bloomsburg.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation at: www.themmrf.org.

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I enjoyed knowing Jean, as a Historical Society member and friend for many years. She will be missed terribly. Condolences to all your family.

Bonnie and Mike Farver Dec 31 2022 9:23 PM

Jean was the dearest friend I ever had. Both being only children we had so much fun and laughed at everything. She was a wonderful person and great mother. God Bless her and know how much we loved her. Much love to Shel, Kim, Law and Shawn.

Peggy and Dick Hostetler Dec 30 2022 1:05 AM

Jean's loving and caring spirit lives on in the hearts and minds of all who.knew her. Without question, one of the very nicest people I have ever met. She WILL be missed.

Les Hunkele Dec 29 2022 6:33 PM

I'm so sorry. Sending prayers. She was a lovely person. I always enjoyed visiting with her when I saw her.

Joyce E Haney Dec 29 2022 4:18 PM

While seeking public office over 19 years ago, I did a shoe leather campaign of knocking on doors...23,000 in all. During these visits I met people of all dispositions and ages. Jean and Law were two of the nicest individuals who not only welcomed me in their home on a very cold and chilling day during a holiday season, but Jean provided me warm seasoned oyster crackers as both hand warmers and a snack. We always remembered that moment whenever we met. A warm smile and a welcome hug. There was always room for one more in both her heart and at her dinner table. One of a kind. She will truly be missed. My sincere condolences. Representative David Millard (recently retired).

David Millard Dec 29 2022 3:48 PM