Memorial Service:
Monday, February 25, 2019, 5:00pm
First United Methodist Church
73 Clinton St., Greenville, PA
Rev. Laurajane Stone, Pastor, officiating

The family will receive friends immediately following the
service in the church and also invites all in attendance to
join in a funeral dinner in the church hall

Inurnment will be in Parklawn Cemetery, Jamestown.

Carolyn M. Gruver, age 74, of Werner Rd. Ext. Hempfield Twp., passed away Tuesday evening February 12, 2019 in UPMC Hamot, Erie.

She was born in Greenville on March 27, 1944 to Howard and Evelyn (Burge) Leary. She was a 1962 graduate of Jamestown High School. She was a Homemaker and had retired as a van driver from Anderson Coach and Travel.

Carolyn was an active member of First United Methodist Church, Greenville, where she sang in the choir, served as a Sunday School Teacher and Vaction bible School Teacher and was a member of the Methodist Women. She had also been active the Greenville Messiah Musical for many years and she enjoyed flower gardening.

On February 17, 1961 she married Harry R. Gruver, he survives at home. Also survivng is a daughter; Rhonda M. Soros and her husband Robert of Fredonia, two sons; Robert L. Gruver and his wife Regina and Barry D. Gruver, all of Greenville, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, a granddaughter; Kasidy Soros and two brothers; Jerald and Charles Leary.

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 73 Clinton St., Greenville, PA 16125 or to the Greenville Messiah Fund, 33 Bentley Ave., Greenville, PA 16125.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville.



  1. Kerry Russell Kerry Russell
    February 14, 2019    

    Harry, Robert, Barry and Rhonda
    I am so very sorry to hear of Carolyns passing. I always looked forward to seeing her when I worked at the Greenville Medical Center. She could always make me smile and I will always remember that smile she gave me. Please know you all are in My thoughts and prayers.

  2. Tracy Schliep Tracy Schliep
    February 14, 2019    

    I feel as if the wind has been kicked out of me. Carolyn taught me so much about kindness, having a gentle spirit, and living into one’s faith. I recall when she was named Distinguished Woman of the Year by the Board of Commissioners for “making a lasting and significant impact on the life of citizens of Mercer County.” I am one one of those citizens and will forever be grateful for her life and her example. To Harry and the entire family, you have my heartfelt condolences. I grieve with you.

  3. melissa(hunter)holler melissa(hunter)holler
    February 14, 2019    

    Harry and family ,,, We are so sorry for your loss, Carolyn was always kind and sweet,,, Prayers again to the family,,, … Harold(Short) and Melissa Holler

  4. Carla Pennington Carla Pennington
    February 14, 2019    

    Carolyn was such a sweet and caring woman. I enjoyed our conversations. She always treated my family as her family, was like a second Grandma to my daughters. We will miss her terribly, sending our thoughts, love and prayers to the family

  5. Doug Anderson Doug Anderson
    February 14, 2019    

    Harry, Bob & Family – Carolyn was such a beacon of optimism with everyone she interacted with. She was a wonderful lady and we certainly have missed her and will forever miss her in our service to the RHS District. Out thoughts and prayers are with you.

  6. john and ronda durso john and ronda durso
    February 14, 2019    

    John and I are so sorry for your loss..Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  7. Jim Roha Jim Roha
    February 15, 2019    


    I want to express my sympathies on your mother’s passing. Take csre

  8. Lesley groce Reid. Lesley groce Reid.
    February 15, 2019    


    I want to express my sympathies on your mother’s passing stay strong

  9. Gary Connors, Lisa and Lori Gary Connors, Lisa and Lori
    February 15, 2019    

    Harry , Bob, Barry, Rhonda
    Sincere condolences from my family to yours on the loss of your wife and mother.From your old neighbors and friends

  10. Liz Bolster Liz Bolster
    February 15, 2019    

    Dear family, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I don’t have the words to express my sadness. Carolyn was fun, caring and a great friend whom I’ll greatly miss. Heaven’s richer today.

  11. Jim Straub Jim Straub
    February 15, 2019    

    Condolences and God’s speed to Toehead and family on your loss.

  12. Joseph L. & Ann Marie Consiglio Fry Joseph L. & Ann Marie Consiglio Fry
    February 16, 2019    

    Sending our Prayers & Deepest Sympathies to the family of Carolyn. May the beautiful memories that she shared with you, be etched into your hearts for a lifetime. May she finally be without pain and in eternal peace with OUR LORD! Rest in Peace Carolyn.

  13. Carol Callander Carol Callander
    February 16, 2019    

    To Carolyn’s family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. She will always be with you in your heart and thoughts. She loved family and friends. I shared many happy times with Carolyn over the past 65 years. We met when we were both 10 years old and always enjoyed getting together. Will miss her very much, but know there is a party going on in heaven while she catches up with the ones who went before her. Rest in peace dear friend.

  14. Bill and Mary Jane Fay Bill and Mary Jane Fay
    February 16, 2019    

    Dear Harry, Bob, Rhonda, Barry and family,
    We are so sorry to learn of your loss. Carolyn was surely one of the most caring and thoughtful people around. We always enjoyed talking with her. She truly loved her family and friends and was so proud of her children and grandchildren. She will be sorely missed by all, and we feel blessed to have known her. God bless you all at this sad time as you remember all the good times of your life together. Bill and Mary Jane Fay

  15. Anonymous Anonymous
    February 17, 2019    

    Harry, Bob, Rhonda, Barry and family, We are saddened to learn of Carolyn’s passing. You have our deepest and most heartfelt sympathy. Sharon, Bill and family

  16. Mary Hobson Mary Hobson
    February 18, 2019    

    A Beautiful, Caring, and Genuine Lady. She spread her Love to Everyone she met! Heaven has received an “Angel”…<3 Please know that many others mourn in the loss of Carolyn. May your memories bring you comfort.

  17. Shirley Harco (Your fellow Anderson associate) Shirley Harco (Your fellow Anderson associate)
    February 19, 2019    

    Bob and Family,
    My prayers are with your family.
    In Deepest Sympathy,

  18. DeAnn and David Baker and Kyrie ( Baker) Proper DeAnn and David Baker and Kyrie ( Baker) Proper
    March 7, 2019    

    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Carolyn. She was a special lady to many. Her constant smile always gave you that boost you needed to. I met her through Curves of Greenville and her strength was amazing. She loved her job along with everyone she knew. May you know you were so lucky to have her as yours. Our deepest sympathy. God Bless.

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