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Obituary for Carolyn Ruth Grove (Kirschman)

Carolyn R. (Kirschman) Grove, 83, of Indiana, died Thursday, January 26, 2023 at UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh. Born, September 14, 1939, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Dorothy (McGibbeny) Kirchman. She was married to Royden P. Grove on August 24, 1963.

Carolyn graduated from Bethel Park High School and received her Bachelor of Education degree from Indiana State College. She was a teacher in the Bethel Park and Blairsville-Saltsburg School Districts, having taught second, fourth and sixth grade as well as remedial reading. She became a homemaker and then later returned to teaching as a substitute teacher.

She liked making and shopping for crafts which decorated her family’s home for holidays throughout the year. She also enjoyed sporting events and always cheered for the Steelers, as her son worked for the team. She dedicated her life to helping kids starting with her students and then with her children and grandchildren. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and good friend.

Carolyn is survived by her husband, Royden; her children: Royden P. Grove, Jr. (Dahlia), of Cranberry Township; Ryan S. Grove (AnnMarie), of Erie; and Rob A. Grove (Kaija), of Dacula, Georgia. She is also survived by her siblings Arthur Kirschman, Jr., of Warren, Ohio and Linda Bricklemyer (Bruce), of Avonmore. Eight grandchildren survive her, along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by brothers, Allan and Duane Kirschman.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday February 1st at 12 noon at Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home & Crematory, 965 Philadelphia St. in Indiana. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery.

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