Stephanie Reitzel Groft

Job she loved the most was being a housewife, mother & grandmother.

Service times: Friday, January 4, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

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Stephanie Reitzel Groft, 84, of Columbia, passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at St. Anne's Retirement Community after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Paul A. Groft, with whom she was marred 55 years, until his death in 2010.

A lifelong Columbia resident, she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Rosanna Aston Reitzel. A Columbia High School graduate, Class of 1952, she worked in various banks in Columbia throughout the years, but the job she loved the most was that of housewife, mother and grandmother. She loved reading, watching old movies and television shows and playing Solitaire at the kitchen table.

She is survived by her daughter, Tracey, wife of Carl "Rock" Swingler; granddaughter, Emily, wife of Joel Siegrist; great-granddaughter, Stella Drew Siegrist; brother, John "Tim," husband of Mary Lou Reitzel; sisters-in-law, Theresa, wife of John Nitroy; Elizabeth Groft and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Elizabeth Ann, wife of the late Monte Cooper and her beloved grandson, Andrew Paul Swingler.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Friday, January 4, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in Laurel Hill Memorial Gardens, N. Ninth St. Ext. Columbia PA with the Rev. Stephen P. Kelley, officiating. Casual dress is requested. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to an animal shelter or organization of your choice in Stephanie's memory.

Arrangements by the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc.

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