Sandra E. Groff

Sandra Ellen (Alfrey) Groff of Eaton Rapids passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 after being diagnosed with cancer in May, 2017. Sandra was born on February 11, 1947 in Wyandotte, Mich., the daughter of William “Leonard” and Jewel (Manier) Alfrey.  She returned to high school while pregnant with her fourth child and earned her diploma in 1978.

Sandra’s greatest passion was her nine grandchildren, Tony, KaitLynn, Deanna, Lilliann, Owen, Gwendolyn, Dalton, Mannox and Cannon. She was an amazing artist who enjoyed drawing and painting nature scenes, animals and people.  She gave most of her works as gifts.

Sandra is survived by her children, Steve (Kim) Groff Jr., Rachel (Norm) Nealey, Stacy Groff, Erica (Ray) Huerta, Ed (Jodie) Benitez Jr.; eight grandchildren; sister, Lori Jaramillo; brothers, Tim (Joan) Alfrey, Steve (Wendy) Alfrey and numerous extended family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Diana Mallory; and grandson, Tony Benitez.

There will be a gathering for burial on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Rosehill Cemetery in Eaton Rapids.  Family and friends are invited to come pay respects.

For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice House of Mid Michigan in memory of Sandra.

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