Margery Allen Grossman, 91

Margery Allen Grossman, 91, a longtime resident of Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community, and formerly of Dayton, died at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at Otterbein St. Marys.

She was born on Nov. 12, 1922, in Bourneville, the daughter of Abraham and Ina (Helsel) Allen, and resided near Londonderry, in Ross County throughout her childhood.

She married Kurt O. Grossman on Dec. 16, 1977, and he survives at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community.

She is also survived two sisters, Annabelle Gullette of Chillicothe and Juanita Tyree of Malvern, Penn.; and by her good friends, Jim and Mary Jane Hansel of Franklin and Bill and Linda Metzger of St. Marys.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, Ina M. Smith, Leona Bethel and Rosa Sullivan, by three brothers, Avery Allen, Floyd Allen and David Allen.

Margery was a graduate of Wilmington College and was an elementary teacher for 37 years, retiring from the West Carrollton City Schools.

She was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church in West Carrollton for 45 years, where she served as a Sunday School teacher for many years.  She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in St. Marys. Margery loved gardening, poetry, bowling, traveling, history and people.

Funeral rites will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at the Meyer Community Chapel on the campus of Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community, St. Marys, the Rev. Vince Lavieri, officiant.

Private family burial rites will be held at Londonderry Cemetery, Londonderry.

Friends may call one hour prior to services on Friday at Otterbein, where memorial gifts may be given to either Memorial First United Methodist Church in West Carrollton, or to Grace United Methodist Church in St. Marys.

Condolences may be sent to Margery’s family via

Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, St. Marys, is in charge of the funeral arrangements.