SILVER LAKE – Mary M. Groves, 84, passed away peacefully on February 27, 2020 in her sleep after a nine-month battle with brain cancer.
Born in Terre Haute, IN, she was a Silver Lake resident for 32 years, and longtime member of Holy Family Parish. Mary, a graduate of Akron West High School, enjoyed meeting frequently with girlfriends of hers, some since kindergarten, a group they called “Golden Girls”. She was employed for 27 years at JOANN Fabrics, where she worked right up until the time of her diagnosis.
Preceded in death by her husband Chuck, parents Harold and Jean Schwarz, and brothers Mac and Jim Schwarz, she is survived by her children: Chuck, Jr., Mary C., Steve (Angie), Bill (Sylvia), Mike (Linda) and Anne (Joe) Halter; grandchildren Sarah, Joey, Jeanie, Steven, Tim, Jessica, Max, Matt, Alex, Mitch, Nick and Adam; 10 great-grandchildren and sister Peggy Fimmen.
Visitation was held at Redmon Funeral Home with Mass of the Christian Burial at Holy Family Catholic Church. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.