Obituaries

Naomi R. Grubb, 86

February 23, 2021

Naomi R. Grubb, 86, of Lancaster, passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at home, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Manor Township, she was the daughter of the late Orvin C. and Mary (Groff) Keperling.

In 1960, Naomi married the love of her life, Lloyd J. Grubb, Jr. They would raise a family together and build a beautiful home. They would go on to celebrate more than 58 years of marriage until Lloyd’s passing in 2018.

Naomi was dedicated to her family and her faith. In her earlier years she displayed her exceptional talent of playing the piano and organ by serving as church organist in several local churches. Some may remember her playing the calliope in the Millersville Parade and accompanying the Victory Quartet for 25 years. Music played a key role in Naomi’s life, which she passed along to her family. Even after she began losing her sight, she never lost her love for playing or listening to music. She was a member of the Grace Community Church of Willow Street.

She will be sorely missed by her children: Dianne Moody wife of Sue, of Lancaster, Donna Falk, wife of Rick of Columbia, and Douglas Grubb, husband of Rebecca of Millersville, siblings: Paul Keperling of Lancaster and Mildred Johnson of Illinois, as well as 7 grandchildren. She was preceded in passing by her loving husband, Lloyd, and siblings: Marvin, Rev. Ira, Alvin, John, and Grace.

Friends and family are invited to attend a funeral service on Thursday, March 4, 2021, at the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, 441 N. George St. Millersville, PA 17551 at 12 PM. A viewing will be held from 10 AM until the time of the service. Interment to follow at Millersville Mennonite Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pennsylvania Association for the Blind or Kindred at Home Foundation.

For those unable to attend, the service will be uploaded below at 12 PM on Thursday, March 4, 2021. Please refresh this page closer to that time.

Leave a condolence on this Memorial Page


Be sure to include your name

Please note that your condolence will not appear on this page until it is reviewed. Condolences usually appear within 24 hours of being submitted.

Condolences to the Family

March 04, 2021

Beautiful service celebrating Naomi.  We’re so happy we had a relationship with her & Andy.  We so enjoyed visiting with them.  Thankful we recorded her piano playing  that we can always listen to & remember her.  We will miss Andy & Naomi. 
Jay & Charlotte Hershey

March 04, 2021

Very nice service and tribute to my beloved Aunt Naomi. I vehemently agree that she is still alive in all of us that loved and knew her.  Aunt Naomi was an outstanding matriarch of her family who provided much love and kindness wherever she went.  I am positive that I heard her playing “How Great Thou Art” more than once on botb piano and organ while growing up.  My hearfelt sympathy to Diane, Donna and Doug as well as all to their families and to all my fellow Keperling family members.  The tributes were beautiful as well.  I smile when thinking about my last with Aunt Naomi.  I provided her with an outing to Friendlies and and we both enjoyed 2 licious scoops and more importantly catch up conversation about our lives and families.  Aunt Naomi, please know that your love and memory is forever in my heart and mind.  Poeace be with you always.  I know that we shall meet again.   Your loving nephew Mike (Kevin) Keperling

March 03, 2021

Dear Diane,Donna and Doug, I was so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was such a neat lady.  Your parents and mine had such good times together. I am sure she is with your father and I know my parents are there also. You are in my thoughts and prayers. With Sympathy, Marilyn(Deitrich)Darrenkamp

March 03, 2021

dear Diane, Donna and Doug. So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Naomi and your dad were a big part of our family.  i remember when they would visit, she would sometimes sit at our piano (Ed & Mary’s) and really bang out those songs! wow, she was good..and smiling all the time.  i hope you find comfort in knowing she is ‘one more of God’s children taken home’.  sincere condolences, Lois (Grubb) Haas

March 02, 2021

Diane, Donna and Doug I’m so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing.  Your mom and Andy and you guys were part of my life growing up. I will always remember listening to neoma play those runs on the piano.  I hope you will find peace at this time . Please accept my condolences
Michael Dimitris
 

March 02, 2021

We are so sorry to hear of Aunt Naomi’s passing.  We are thinking of you and wish you moments of peace and comfort during this difficult time.
With our sympathy,
Terry and Jody Kreider

March 02, 2021

Merv Horst from NY, NY.  I am the son of Florence Mae Zimmerman Horst and the grandson of Gladys Groff Zimmerman an aunt to Naomi.  I spoke to Naomi about a year ago via telephone while I was doing some family research on her Uncle C. Columbus Groff who at one time drove the subway trains here in New York.  My condolences to your family.  I plan to attend the service via the wonderful technology we presently have.
Merv Horst

March 01, 2021

Dianne I am sorry to read that your mother passed away. My sympathy to you and your family. Sharon Leese

February 28, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Naomi’s passing. She was a kind, wonderful neighbor. She reminded me a lot of my Nan. Healing thoughts for her family.
Stacey Elabadi

Visitation
Thursday, March 04, 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory
441 North George Street
Millersville, PA 17551
Map and Directions

Get Maps and Directions >
Services
Thursday, March 04, 2021
12:00 PM
Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory
441 North George Street
Millersville, PA 17551
Map and Directions

Get Maps and Directions >
Send Flowers Online

Offering Lancaster, PA funeral services for over 70 years.

Our five funeral homes in Lancaster County makes it easy and convenient to make arrangements and host services close to home.

  • Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home Downtown Lancaster
  • 414 East King St.
  • 717-393-9661
  • Charles F. (Chip) Snyder, Jr. Funeral Director / Supervisor
  • more info
  • Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home Lititz Pike
  • 3110 Lititz Pike
  • 717-560-5100
  • Charles F. (Chad) Snyder, III Funeral Director / Supervisor
  • more info
  • Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home Millersville
  • 441 North George St.
  • 717-872-5041
  • Mark D. Burkholder Funeral Director / Supervisor
  • more info
  • Spacht-Snyder Family Funeral Home Lititz, PA
  • 127 South Broad St.
  • 717-626-2317
  • Jacqueline Adamson Funeral Director / Supervisor
  • more info
  • Bachman-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory Strasburg, PA
  • 7 South Decatur Street
  • 717-687-7644
  • Norman T. Mable Funeral Director / Supervisor
  • more info