THOMPSONTOWN - Janice Marie (Rineer) Haines Groff, 70, of Thompsontown, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at her residence with her son John by her side.
John's sisters and the extended family wish to offer a heartfelt "thank you" to him for the loving care he gave Janice during her illness.
Born in Lancaster, she was the wife of Donald H. Groff, of Thompsontown, and the daughter of the late Roy Earl and Helen Elizabeth (Yecker) Rineer.
Janice loved working on crossword puzzles and reading Reader's Digest. She was an excellent baker and canner and was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend.
She attended the Church of God and Prophecy in East Salem.
In addition to her husband of 38 years, she is survived by: her children, Susan M. Haines, John C. Haines, of Thompsontown, and Bonnie L. (Edward) Haines Kikta, of Quarryville; a beloved son-in-law, John Rivera, of Lancaster; five grandchildren, Michael (Patricia) Rivera, Roger Haines, Melissa (David) Ruiz, Brian Arentz and Nina Haines; three great-grandchildren, John Michael Torres, Mason David Leister and Bryson Lee Arentz; and a sister, Joni (Charles) Ray, of Lancaster.
She was preceded in death by a brother, James Rineer.
Memorial services will be private at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Janice's memory may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 3544 N. Progress Ave., state Route 205, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
To place a condolence online, please visit www.snyderfuneralhome.com. Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements and can be contacted at 393-9661.