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Susan Lynell (Grouls)

Susan Lynell (Grouls) Dennis, 47, of Park Hall, MD died on December 26, 2012, at Hospice House in Callaway, MD surrounded by her loving family.

Born June 25, 1965, in Valdosta, GA, she is the daughter of Marsha Milford Grouls of Sylvania, OH and the late David Grouls.

In 1987 Susan graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Development. On December 28, 1991, she married her beloved husband of twenty-one years, Michael Dennis, at Cecil Field Chapel in Florida. Susan loved children, and made her own children her foremost priority. She volunteered extensively at her children's schools, Park Hall Elementary and Spring Ridge Middle. She was the "team mom" for Great Mills High School volleyball and lacrosse teams. She was the Girl Scout Troop Leader for Troop 5065 for 12 years. She was the AWANA Leader at Lexington Park Baptist Church, where she was very actively involved. In addition to her love for her children and family, she also enjoyed baking and reading.

In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by her children, Eric (20), Michelle (17), and Alex (6), of Park Hall, MD; her sister, Debra Tornes and her husband Brian, and niece Allie of Columbus, OH; her half-brother, David Grouls II of Chillicothe, OH, and her very close friends, Jeanie Lee and her husband Scott of Sylvania, OH. She is preceded in death by her father.

Family received friends for Susan's Life Celebration on Monday, December 31, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., with prayers recited at 1:00 p.m. by Pastor Rob Watts, at Lexington Park Baptist Church, 46855 South Shangri-la Drive, Lexington Park, MD 20653. Interment will be private.

Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Hospice House of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650 or to "Support Dr. Sardi's Research in Memory of Susan Dennis", at Mercy Health Foundation 301 St. Paul Place, Baltimore, MD 21202.

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Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
Published in Toledo Blade on Jan. 4, 2013
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