Leila May Grote, 85, of Greenville, Ohio, went to be with her Lord and Saviors, Jesus Christ, Sunday, September 20, 2015 at State of the Heart Hospice Center.
She was born May 20, 1930 in Perrysburg, Ohio, a daughter of the late Rev. Fred J. and Treva Reed. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Reed; sisters, Berneta Brownell and Wilberta Starr.
Leila assisted her, husband, Ted in his lifetime career in Ted Grote Photography business on North Broadway painting color backgrounds for portraits as well as answering the phone. She also had worked in several retail establishments in Greenville while she was in High School as well as after her marriage. She was a graduate of Greenville High School, attended Edison College in Piqua, Ohio where she studied music and attended photography painting school in Warsaw, IN. She was an accomplished organist, pianist and singer and loved to sing in the choir and other groups. She was a member of First Congregational Christian Church in Greenville. Leila has been in Rest Haven for the last nine months with her husband. She is noted for her ever loving smile and singing YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE at the home. “What will be will be” as her favorite saying at the home. Her favorite TV program was the Gaithers. Together Ted and Leila enjoyed traveling and camping as well as being a dog lover.
She is survived by her loving husband, Ted Grote of 66 year, whom she married in 1949; a sister, Mary Dierks of Toledo, OH; and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 2PM Thursday, September 24, 2015 at Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville, Ohio. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1PM till the time of service. The family request in the lieu of flowers memorials to be given to the State of the Heart Hospice.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com