Jane Groff-Hill

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MIDDLETOWN — Jane A. (Francis) Groff-Hill, formerly of Troy, and more recently of Middletown, passed away, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, at .

She was born, Dec. 19, 1935, in Russia, Ohio, to the late Edward and Alma (Monnin) Francis. Jane was married to her first husband, William W. Groff Sr., and he preceded in death, June 28, 1988.

Jane is survived by her second husband of 18 years, William Hill, of Middletown; son, Kirk A. (fiancee, Pam) Groff, of Troy; daughter and son-in-law, Renee A. and Kim Francis, of Troy; grandson, Mitchell Francis; sister, Dolores Frankenburg, of Sidney; stepchildren, Greg, JoAnn, Melissa, Jennifer and Kayla; several stepgrandchildren and a stepgreat-grandchild.

In addition to her parents and her first husband, Jane was preceded in death by two sons, William W. "Billy" Groff Jr. and Gary F. Groff; sister, Rosetta Francis, and brothers, Vernon Francis, Leon Francis and Ed Francis.

Jane was a former member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Troy and a current member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Middletown. Jane was a graduate of Russia High School. She was retired from both Hobart Corp. and the Troy Country Club. She enjoyed dancing, their many trips together and flower gardening. Jane's favorite job was being a mom, homemaker and staying home with her kids and family.

A Mass of Christian burial will take place at noon, Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, in the St. Patrick Catholic Church, Troy. Interment will follow in Miami Memorial Park, Covington.

The family will receive friends prior to the service from 9 to 11:30 a.m., Friday, at the Baird Funeral Home in Troy.

Memorial contributions may be made to , 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, OH 45420. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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Published in Sidney Daily News from Sept. 7 to Sept. 8, 2016
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