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Harley Groff

July 9, 1935 ~ February 8, 2024 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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Harley Groff Obituary

SALEM - Harley R. Groff, 88, passed away early Thursday morning, February 8, 2024, at his home in Salem with his loved ones by his side.

Harley was born on July 9, 1935, in Lisbon, the son of the late Clarence and Thelma Groff who preceded him in death along with sister, Jonquil; and brothers, Charles, Ralph, Delbert, and Edwin.

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, the former Sandra (Weingart) Groff, whom he married October 3, 1966; two daughters, Jessica Truitt and her husband, Jim, and Jana Powell and her husband, Troy both of Salem; a daughter from a previous marriage, Charlene; six grandchildren, Ashley Fick and her husband, Jason, Alyssa Bloss and her husband, Corey, Michaela Prest and her husband, Steve, Rebecca Grimm, Brock Powell, and Meredith Powell. He also leaves three step-grandchildren, Jason Truitt, Phil Truitt and his wife, Theresa, Shae Truitt and his wife, Keri Ann; 10 great-grandchildren, Travis, Drake, and Forrest Scott, Malraeny, Briar, Shiloh, and Twyla Bloss, Barrett, and Everleigh Prest, and Aubriella Grimm, as well as eight step-great grandchildren.

Harley worked in tractor and equipment sales and repairs for all of his adult life, specializing in Case tractors. He took great pride in the relationships he built with his customers and making their equipment work for all of their farming needs. He also very successfully pulled tractors and Dodge trucks at local fairs and tractor pulls for many, many years. Harley had an unwavering faith, and was a dedicated member of the Church of God of the Abrahamic Faith for over 50 years. A family devoted man, who loved all of his family to the end of his life. 

Friends and family will be received from Noon to 1 PM, Monday, February 12, 2024, at Stark Memorial Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held at 1 PM. Burial will take place in Hope Cemetery following the services.

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Calling Hours
February 12, 2024

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Stark Memorial
1014 East State Street
Salem, OH 44460

Funeral Service
February 12, 2024

1:00 PM
Stark Memorial
1014 East State Street
Salem, OH 44460


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