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Jean (Mears) Groner

August 24, 1933 — December 27, 2022

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:

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