Mary M. Grossman, 96, of
Butler, Pennsylvania, went home to be with her Lord and
Savior on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 3:30 a.m.
She was born November 27, 1916
in Shade Gap, Pennsylvania to the late Aaron K. Kerr and
Ella Mae Osler Kerr.
She and her husband had for
years organized and supervised volunteers at their
Grossman Planing Mill to make wagons, tanks, ball bats,
doll cradles, doll highchairs, children's tables and
chairs and many other toys for area needy families as a
Christmas project. They also made the children's chairs
for the local Salvation Army unit and had created a
full-size playhouse for Baptist Children's Home in
Cotes, Indiana. Mrs. Grossman also worked in the Food
Service department at the Butler Veteran's Medical
Center until her retirement in 1981. She volunteered at
the Hostess Shop at the Butler Memorial Hospital for
Mrs. Grossman is survived by
one daughter, Sandra Rapp and her husband David of
Butler, PA; one son, Robert H. Grossman and his wife
Joanne of Butler, PA; four granddaughters, Cynthia Gatty
Gibson and her husband Todd of Milford, OH, Kimberly
Gatty Altmire and her husband David of Butler, PA, Leigh
Rapp Niedergall and her husband Timothy of Rochester,
PA, and Jennifer Grossman McDowell of Butler, PA; two
grandsons, Brian Rapp and his wife Joanne of Greenville,
SC and Jason Grossman of Butler, PA; four
great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she
was preceded in death by her husband, Ellsworth H.
Grossman, whom she married October 6, 1933 and who
passed away September 19, 1983; her daughter, Shirley
Grossman Gatty, who passed away July 11, 1996; five
brothers; and four sisters.
Friends will be received
Saturday, October 5, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Thompson - Miller Funeral Home, Inc., 124 East North
Street Butler, PA.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, October 6,
2013 at 1:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 221 West
New Castle, St. Butler, PA, with Pastor David Maitland
and Pastor Todd Wentworth of First Baptist Church
Burial will take place in the
Greenlawn Burial Estates.