Lori A. (Groover) Smith

May 4, 1975 ~ February 22, 2022 (age 46)


Lori A. Groover-Smith

Lori A. Groover-Smith, age 46 of Ohiopyle, PA, passed away Monday, February 22, 2022 in WVU Medicine Uniontown Hospital with her loving family by her side. She was born May 4, 1975. She is the daughter of the late John A. Groover, Jr. and Terry (Barclay) Groover. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by three special aunts Shirley Turner, Joyce Mathias and Cathy Means; both sets of Grandparents John and MaryEllen Groover and Arthur and Helen Barclay; and her mother-in-law, Sharon Smith.

Lori worked for Fayette County where she was the Director of Human and Community Service and FACT.

She is survived by her husband, Jeffrey Smith; and her children Hannah Smith and Nicholas Smith; her brothers John E. (Lee) Groover of Wilmington, NC, Jerry (Fonda) Groover of Farmington, PA and her sister, Carrie Groover of Ohiopyle, PA; nieces and nephews, Jessica (Randy) Fisher, Joshua (Amanda) Groover, Crystal Groover, Cody (Kaitlyn) Hare, and Allyson Hare (Jonathan O’Neal); great nieces and nephews, David, Katera, Aubrie, Owen, Wade, Carsen, Jaron, Ryker, Jaxton, and Isla.

Lori was a member of the Chalk Hill United Methodist Church.

Lori’s children were her pride and joy. She was beyond proud of her daughter Hannah; while going to school full-time and working, Hannah always found the time to help with whatever Lori needed. Lori thoroughly enjoyed watching her son Nicholas play soccer and was especially proud of his achievements in Boy Scouts and was looking forward to him earning the rank of Eagle Scout.

Friends and family are invited to a Memorial Service honoring Lori’s life at CHALK HILL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 9 Old Mill Road, Ohiopyle, PA on Saturday, February 26 at 11 a.m. with Reverend Arnold Husk officiating the service. Interment will be private for the family and be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, FARMINGTON, PA.

Memorial donations in Lori’s honor can be made to Chalk Hill United Methodist Church, PO Box 147, Chalk Hill, PA 15421.


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