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Allen Lynn Grose
Allen Lynn GroseTractor GroseAllen Lynn Grose, “Lynn”, of Richwood, passed away on Monday July 18, 2022 at his home following a nearly two year battle with leukemia at the age of 72.

Lynn was born June 8, 1950 in Kenton to Emor and Glenna (Morris) Grose. He was one of a total of 15 siblings and loved each one dearly. Lynn graduated from Buckeye Local in 1969. He married Mary (Davis) Grose on June 25, 1983 in Marion and they were married for 39 loving years.

He worked at the North Union Local School District as the middle school custodian for 30 years. Prior to North Union he worked at Tecumseh for 16 years. He enjoyed fishing with his brothers and nephew, boating with his family, restoring his 1948 John Deere M, and driving his 1976 Nova. Lynn was always cheerful, kind to everyone he would meet, and always could make you smile with a joke.

Lynn is survived by his wife Mary (Davis) Grose; daughters Michelle (Kade) Lang of Marion, and Bethany (Michael) Wachter of Whitehouse; grandchildren Kylie, Karson, and Kolton Lang and Gemma and Connor Wachter; three sisters, AnnaMae Hines, Marysville, Mary Jane (Harold) Durban, Richwood and Gail (Gary)Price of Marion. Five brothers, Howard and Donald both of Richwood, Carl (Mary Lou) and James (Connie) both of Marion, and Kenneth (Violet) Grose, Marysville; in-laws Barb Wollett, Becky (Rick) Hughes, Janice McBride, Jackie Ward, all of Marion, Joe (Alba) Davis of Maricopa, Arizona; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father Emor and Glenna (Morris) Grose, three sisters, Ruth Ella Grose, Bettie Dill, Florence Borland, three brothers, Emor L. Jr., Paul, and Harold Grose, mother in-law Norma (Wright) Davis, and sister-in-law Christine (Davis) Osborne.
He will be greatly missed by those who loved and knew him.

Funeral services will be held Friday July 22, 2022 at 11 am the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood. Pastor Joseph Rhea will officiate, burial will follow at the York Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 4-7pm at the funeral home in Richwood.

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.Stofcheck-Ballinger.com



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#1 from: joe and jerry sloop
 
Tue, Jul 19, 2022 at 12:39 PM

Dear family so very sorry about Lynn, worked with him at middle school. Plus knew the Grose families. He was very sweet and now out of so much pain. God bless you guys and he will be watching down on you.



#2 from: Robert S.  Aloi
Koontz Lake, IN
Tue, Jul 19, 2022 at 2:33 PM

So Sorry to hear of Lynn's passing.  
When I first met Lynn, on the first of many fishing trips to Canada with him and his brothers, many years ago I knew we would become good friends.  He was always laughing, smiling and having a great time whether we were catching fish or not. He knew the importance of spending time with family and friends. I cherish the memories we shared and I am a better man having known him.




#3 from: Don & Peggy Hays
West Mansfield
Tue, Jul 19, 2022 at 3:58 PM

So very sorry to hear this. Lynn always had a smile and was friend to many. You have our prayers an deepest sympathy.



#4 from: Terry everly
Richwood
Tue, Jul 19, 2022 at 4:01 PM

Sorry for your loss.i worked a summer with Lynn at the middle school and went fishing with once.he was nice guy



#5 from: Jennifer  McNamee Jones
Richwood
Tue, Jul 19, 2022 at 4:05 PM

My deepest sympathies to the entire family.  Lynn was the nicest custodian.... until your 8th grade class starts a food fight. That was the only time I saw him mad.  



#6 from: Karen and Phil Goss
Houghton Lake Mi
Tue, Jul 19, 2022 at 4:14 PM

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Lynn. We always enjoyed talking with him when we came to Marion to see Kade Michelle and the grands. Phil especially loved talking cars boats and guy stuff. We will miss him. May he Rest In Peace now🙏🙏



#7 from: Dee Britton
 
Tue, Jul 19, 2022 at 4:46 PM

Lynn was a good friend and co-worker. He was always upbeat with a smile.  The community will miss him.  



#8 from: Neal Handler
 
Tue, Jul 19, 2022 at 5:31 PM

I was so sorry to hear about Lynn's passing.  He was our custodian at the middle school, and an excellent one.  Not only was he hard-working, but he was kind, and always had a smile on his face.  Students and staff enjoyed seeing him daily.  He will be missed.
Neal Handler



#9 from: Nancy Rubeck
Indiana
Tue, Jul 19, 2022 at 5:46 PM

So sorry to hear about Lynn. So enjoyed working with him as a teacher in his building and in the summers while painting and working on computers. He always had a story to tell me, especially his fish stories!!!



#10 from: JANE BECK
HUNTSVILLE
Tue, Jul 19, 2022 at 6:08 PM

Lynn was a wonderful person, known him, since he was in high school,he never met a stranger. Prayer for Mary and the family he leaves behind



#11 from: Marilyn Coleman
Richwood
Tue, Jul 19, 2022 at 6:18 PM

Your family is in our prayers
So sorry for your loss.  You will meet again.  



#12 from: Lynne S Ledley
Richwood
Tue, Jul 19, 2022 at 6:20 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with your family.  I am so glad they went on the trip to New York City three years ago.  It was a fun trip for everyone and he had a great time!



#13 from: Matt & Andi (Grose) Knight
Galloway
Tue, Jul 19, 2022 at 7:19 PM

Our deepest sympathy to the entire family for the loss of Uncle Lynn.  Prayers for you all



#14 from: Kathy  Klingler Fagan
McComb, Ohio
Tue, Jul 19, 2022 at 7:24 PM

I am so sorry for the loss of Lynn. He was a very special person. I am sorry I can't be there in person but know that I am with you in thought and with lots of prayers! Love 💘  you all!!



#15 from: Sherri Lang
 
Tue, Jul 19, 2022 at 7:43 PM

So sorry to hear about Lynn, we shared the same birthdate and I thought of him each year on that date. Such a nice, smiling soul. May he rest in peace. Thinking of all of the family



#16 from: Sheets Paula
 
Tue, Jul 19, 2022 at 8:00 PM

So sorry to hear of Lynn's passing. I work with him at the middle school
He always had a smile on his face
We always joked with each other. I knew he didn't like snow
I would make snowflakes and cover his office with them.
He will be truly missed.
Paula Sheets



#17 from: Joe Speyer
 
Tue, Jul 19, 2022 at 8:20 PM

So sorry for your lose. Lynn was always a bright spot at school. I really enjoyed working with him at the middle school.



#18 from: Carol and Roy Barr
LaRue
Tue, Jul 19, 2022 at 8:39 PM

Mary,
We're so sorry to hear of Lynn's passing. He was a wonderful person.  I never saw him without a smile.



#19 from: Traci Hoffman
West Mansfield
Tue, Jul 19, 2022 at 9:45 PM

So sorry to hear of Lynn's passing. He always had that one of a kind smile. Always a pleasure to talk with him. He will be missed. Keeping the family in my thoughts during this time. Hugs



#20 from: Bradley Jerew
 
Tue, Jul 19, 2022 at 10:37 PM

I'm very sorry for your loss. Lynn was a great man. North Union and Richwood are much better places for having known him! My prayers are with the entire family.



#21 from: Karen Engler
Liberty Center Oh.
Tue, Jul 19, 2022 at 11:53 PM

So sorry for your loss. He had to have U been a wonderful father. Look at Bethany and kids




#22 from: Janine Bright
 
Wed, Jul 20, 2022 at 2:43 AM

Mary, Michelle, Bethany and families… I want to send my love, thoughts and prayers to you as you grieve the loss of Lynn.  Praying that you take comfort that he is now at peace and no longer suffering, and that God is holding you all in His loving care during this difficult time.   Much love,   Janine Bright and family



#23 from: Leonard and Amy Jolliff
Richwood
Wed, Jul 20, 2022 at 6:41 AM

Lynn: as best friend and a Best Man he was wonderful



#24 from: Brian & Kim Retterer
 
Wed, Jul 20, 2022 at 7:37 AM

Lynn will always hold a special place in our hearts.  He was such a kind and caring person.  Lynn had a smile and a laugh we will always remember.  He loved telling stories about how much he adored his family, to driving his tractor in the parade, to getting an egg to stand on end during the Vernal Equinox.  Lynn took pride in his job and loved being around the kids at the middle school.  We will all miss him.  Our hearts and prayers go out to all of you.



#25 from: Pam Earp
 
Wed, Jul 20, 2022 at 8:06 AM

So very sorry to hear about Lynn! He always had a huge smile and a kind word. It was a joy to work with him at North Union.



#26 from: Dan and Darlene Foos
Richwood, Ohio
Wed, Jul 20, 2022 at 8:30 AM

We extend our sympathy to the entire family, Lynn and Mary were fun to travel with on the bus trip in 2018. We are sorry for your loss!



#27 from: Lisa McKinley  NUMS
 
Wed, Jul 20, 2022 at 3:25 PM

I am so sorry to hear of Lynn's passing. We worked together many years at both the old and the new middle schools. Lynn was quite the conversationalist on just about any topic.  He was fun, ornery, and always wore a smile. Lynn could fix anything and took great pride in his work.  He will surely be missed.  



#28 from: Nancy  L.  Wiley
Richwood
Thu, Jul 21, 2022 at 6:40 AM

Mary and Family,  I am so sorry to hear of Lynn's passing.  It was so good to see him out a couple of weeks ago.  His friendly smile and laugh will always be a fond memory.  He loved his family, the outdoors, and fishing.  I enjoyed him when he worked at the school, on Civic Center trips, and whenever I saw him out and about.  May God give you strength at this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.  Nancy



#29 from: Gail DeGood-Guy and Tom Guy
 Richwood, Ohio
Thu, Jul 21, 2022 at 7:18 AM

We are so sorry for the entire family's loss of Lynn.  May God watch Mary and his daughters during during this most difficult time.  



#30 from: The McClain's (Matt & Kaitlin)
Richwood,OH
Thu, Jul 21, 2022 at 8:35 AM

Deepest condolences to you and your family for your loss.



#31 from: Stan and Jean Wedding
West Mansfield
Thu, Jul 21, 2022 at 11:01 AM

Stan and I send our condolences to the Grose family. His memory will be a blessing for you.



#32 from: Henry & Taryn Martinez
Mesa, AZ
Thu, Jul 21, 2022 at 11:55 AM

May all the family find comfort in all the great memories of Uncle Lynn. He was a stand up man and had stories for days! He will be missed so much! Rest in paradise Uncle Lynn. I know you had a huge welcoming community when you arrived!! Love you always! XOXO 💔😭



#33 from: Fred Smith
Richwood
Thu, Jul 21, 2022 at 12:55 PM

My condolences to the family



#34 from: Sue Harmon
West Mansfield
Thu, Jul 21, 2022 at 5:44 PM

Lynn you will be missed terribly  you have.always had a special place in my heart as a friend  neighbor and over all a great guy that never knew a stranger  I remember all the wild berry bushes you.tried to tame so I could have berries for my.freezer



#35 from: Tom Laura Magoto
Indian Lake ohio
Fri, Jul 22, 2022 at 12:24 AM

Sorry for your loss Mary as well the loss for the rest of your family



#36 from: Teresa Rockenbaugh
Richwood
Fri, Jul 22, 2022 at 7:47 AM

I am so sorry for the family's loss of a genuine kind man! He will be missed by many!



#37 from: Gary Mannasmith
Wooster, Ohio
Fri, Jul 22, 2022 at 12:43 PM

So very sorry for your loss of a dear brother. I know he will be missed by all that knew him. Prayers for the Grose family at this difficult time.



#38 from: Ken Denman
Marysville, Ohio
Fri, Jul 22, 2022 at 2:07 PM

So Sorry to hear of Lynn’s Passing. He lived next door to my Mom and Dad when they were alive. He would check on them when they got older, and especially on my mom after my Dad’s passing, bringing in her mail everyday. He was an exceptionally caring man!  



#39 from: Judy Nickel
RICHWOOD
Fri, Jul 22, 2022 at 10:40 PM

Dear Mary and family,  So sorry for the loss of a wonderful friend, brother, son, brother-in-law and a very caring, loving person.  Lynn was such a wonderful friend!  May God give you comfort, peace, and understanding to all of his family!  God Bless!  



#40 from: Tim and Chris Davis
Toledo
Sat, Jul 23, 2022 at 9:36 PM

Bethany and family, Chris and I are so sorry to hear about your father. He sounds like a very special and caring person. We wish we had the opportunity to know him better. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.



#41 from: Glena Savage
Marion
Tue, Jul 26, 2022 at 11:11 AM

I am so sorry that we have lost such a kind and sweet spirit. Lynn was so helpful and gracious to me when we would bring the Claibourne Elementary musicals to the Junior High. I thank God for the blessing Lynn was in my professional life at North Union.



#42 from: Pastor Pete & Pam Peters
Hampton, VA
Tue, Jul 26, 2022 at 6:12 PM

So sorry to hear of Lynn’s passing. Pete and I enjoyed many good times with Lynn and Mary on Civic Center trips. He was a wonderful man, full of humor and kindness. He will be missed. Our condolences to Mary and the family.




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