Mary C. Grothaus

First Posted: 5/27/2011

LimaMary C. Grothaus, 85, of Corbin, Ky., formerly of Lima, died May 26, 2011, at her residence.She was born Jan. 20, 1926, in Ottoville to Charles and Anna Fletcher Perrin, who preceded her in death. She married Robert D. Grothaus, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Grothaus had been the cafeteria manager at Lima City Schools. She was a member of St. Gerard Catholic Church and the Secular Franciscan Order.Survivors include three sons, Robert Duane (Roberta) Grothaus Jr., of Tiffin, Tom Grothaus, of Reno, Nev., and Jeff (Lola) Grothaus, of Fort Wayne, Ind.; three daughters, Kathy (John) Stansberry, of Corbin, Ky., Pam (Keith) Webb, of Lima, and Mary Jo Stevens, of Corbin, Ky.; and 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by three sisters and six brothers.Services will begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home. Father James McDonald will officiate. Burial will be in Gethsemani Cemetery.Friends may call from 11 a.m. until time of services Tuesday at the funeral home.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the altar flower fund at Sacred Heart Church, Corbin, Ky.Condolences may be expressed at

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