Vilma L. Groat 1930-2021

WARREN — Private services will be held for Vilma Lubi Groat, 90, of Warren, who passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021.

Mrs. Groat was born on March 25, 1930, in Vandergrift, Pa., a daughter of Nicholas and Barbara Kajin Desport.

A graduate of Warren G. Harding High School, Mrs. Groat was a homemaker. She was a lifelong member of the First United Church of Christ in Warren.

Vilma was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She had the most gentle and kind heart and was loved by all.

Vilma enjoyed reading and was an avid collector of cookbooks and recipes. She enjoyed gardening and visiting gardens of the south and Mill Creek Park Riverside Gardens.

Vilma will be sadly missed by her loving husband of 68 years, Raymond G. Groat; three sons, Thomas L. Groat of Warren, Jeffery S. (Teresa) Groat of Chicago, Ill., and Douglas R. Groat of Warren; two sisters, Barbara Orr of Warren, and Helen (Dave) Christman of Somers, Conn.; a brother, John (MaryAnn) of Kamiah, Idaho; two grandsons whom she adored, Max and Ted; sister-in law, Mary Ann Desport of Warren; and many nieces and nephews.

Vilma is preceded in death by her parents; and three brothers, Nicholas, Victor and William Desport.

Vilma requested that no calling hours were to be held, but instead to remember her in your thoughts and prayers.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the professional care Peter Rossi and Son Memorial Chapel of Warren.

Family and friends may visit www.peterrossiand sonfh.com to view this obituary, sign the guestbook and send condolences to the family.

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