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Celebrating the life of
Robert & Ann Grotheer
Passed away on August 18, 2019
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Visitation
  • 1:00pm to 2:00pm - Thursday, August 22, 2019
  • Isle of Hope United Methodist Church
  • 412 Parkersburg Road (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • Celebration of Life
  • 2:00pm - Thursday, August 22, 2019
  • Isle of Hope United Methodist Church
  • 412 Parkersburg Road (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

I will miss my dear neighbors. They were the sweetest people. They blessed me beyond measure. I was blessed when they allowed me to move their paper closer to the door for them in the mornings. I was blessed when Mr. Bob would allow me to help him in the yard when he was raking, moving trash containers, or just putting away his tools. I always enjoyed my talks with both of them. I know they are happy together in heaven. I am praying for all of you as you go through these days.

Susan Donovan, Savannah, Georgia

Although we had only known Ann and Bob for 5 years they were true blessings for us. On our second visit to church, Ann pointed her decorated cane at us and ordered us to follow her to her Sunday School class. There we found our home in the church. Their family and friends grieve but heaven rejoices

Marian and Mark Garber, Savannah, Ga.

I remember your family where I grew up at Isle Of Hope. I remember your Grandparents also They ran the package and the grocery stores. You’re blessed coming from loving family. You’re in my prayers.

Mary Ryan Chandler , Tybee Island , Ga

Rob ,Gail , and family, You are in our thoughts and prayers as we remember with joy the legacy that both your mom and dad have left all who were so Blessed to know them . For me that started forty two years ago at their Piggly Wiggly and the kindness and love carried on as we met at the IOH Methodist Church. What a privilege and honor it was to have been friends with such sweet people who treated you like you were part of their family. They were such fine Christian stewards and set such a wonderful example for all of us to follow. We will treasure their sweet memories for a lifetime! May God Bless Your Family, Diane Shuman

Diane Shuman , Savannah , Ga.

Ralph, my twin brother and I played Little League Baseball with you in Savannah many years ago. Now, many years afterward, I have discovered we are actually cousins, through your grandmother, Eva Blackburn Newton. Sincere condolences on the death of your sister, Ann, and her husband, Robert, who were certainly widely known and beloved in the Sandfly Community of Savannah.

Ruskin King Powell, Swainsboro, GA

Suzanne So sorry for the passing of your brother. May God comfort you and your entire family during this difficult time.

Tommy Sullivan, Savannah, Ga

I will never forget sitting on the back porch of the Pooler house with Uncle Spencer, Bobbie & Spencer showing us how to eat Sugar Cane. I miss those close family days and will miss Bobby and Ann until we meet again.

Miriam Gail Becker, Harriman, Tennessee

Ann and Bobby have been in our lives for such a long time. We will miss them both. Heaven opened it's doors wide for two to enter. They will be greatly missed. To all their family, we extend our deepest sympathy in your loss. They left you all with wonderful memories. God Bless.

Lair Family, Savannah, Ga

So sorry for your loss, but I know you have peace knowing they are together in our Father’s arms. Love you all.

Susan Barfield , Savannah , GA

Robert Alton Grotheer and Florence Ann Newton Grotheer

Ann Grotheer, 84, passed away on August 18, 2019 and her husband, Bobby Grotheer, 86, passed away on August 19th, 2019.  The two were married in 1953 and had just celebrated 66 years of marriage.

Ann and Bobby are best known for their owning and operating the Piggly Wiggly at Newton’s Corner in Sandfly for 38 years.  They both gave so much support to the Isle of Hope community through their work at the store.

Ann was born in Rocky Ford, Georgia on January 30, 1935 to Ralph and Eva Newton.  Bobby was born in Pooler, Georgia on April 1, 1933 to Spencer and Louise Grotheer.

Ann and Bobby were both members of Isle of Hope United Methodist Church for 62 years.  Ann volunteered in many different areas of the church, especially with Day on the Island and her hand-made Oyster Shell Angels.  Bobby served as an usher for many years.

Ann was a member and past president of the Savannah Junior Women’s Club.  Bobby was in the Army and served during the Korean War.  Bobby was a member of the German Friendly Society and the German Heritage Society.  They enjoyed membership in the Savannah Region Antique Automobile Club of America.

Ann and Bobby were preceded in death by their granddaughter, Annie Lea.  They are survived by their three children, Joyce Ann Leaf (Hunter), Rob Grotheer (Gayle), and Tracy Wood (Ken), all of Savannah, and four grandchildren, Joshua Grotheer, Jacob (Kirstin) Grotheer, Andrew Wood and Caroline Wood.

Ann is survived by her brother, Ralph Newton of Savannah.  Bobby is survived by his brother, Spencer Grotheer (Jane) of Aiken, S.C. and his sister, Suzanne Jackson (Donny), of LaGrange Georgia.  They are also survived by many other family members.

A joint Celebration of Life will be held at Isle of Hope United Methodist Church on Thursday, August 22nd, 2019.  Visitation will be at 1:00 and the service will begin at 2:00.

Burial will be in Hillcrest Abbey Memorial Park.

The family would like to express their gratitude to Spanish Oaks for the wonderful care that Bobby received.

The family requests that remembrances be sent to Isle of Hope United Methodist Church for the Hope Arbor ministry or The Greenhouse.

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I will miss my dear neighbors. They were the sweetest people. They blessed me beyond measure. I was blessed when they allowed me to move their paper closer to the door for them in the mornings. I was blessed when Mr. Bob would allow me to help him in the yard when he was raking, moving trash containers, or just putting away his tools. I always enjoyed my talks with both of them. I know they are happy together in heaven. I am praying for all of you as you go through these days.

Susan Donovan, Savannah, Georgia

Although we had only known Ann and Bob for 5 years they were true blessings for us. On our second visit to church, Ann pointed her decorated cane at us and ordered us to follow her to her Sunday School class. There we found our home in the church. Their family and friends grieve but heaven rejoices

Marian and Mark Garber, Savannah, Ga.

I remember your family where I grew up at Isle Of Hope. I remember your Grandparents also They ran the package and the grocery stores. You’re blessed coming from loving family. You’re in my prayers.

Mary Ryan Chandler , Tybee Island , Ga

Rob ,Gail , and family, You are in our thoughts and prayers as we remember with joy the legacy that both your mom and dad have left all who were so Blessed to know them . For me that started forty two years ago at their Piggly Wiggly and the kindness and love carried on as we met at the IOH Methodist Church. What a privilege and honor it was to have been friends with such sweet people who treated you like you were part of their family. They were such fine Christian stewards and set such a wonderful example for all of us to follow. We will treasure their sweet memories for a lifetime! May God Bless Your Family, Diane Shuman

Diane Shuman , Savannah , Ga.

Ralph, my twin brother and I played Little League Baseball with you in Savannah many years ago. Now, many years afterward, I have discovered we are actually cousins, through your grandmother, Eva Blackburn Newton. Sincere condolences on the death of your sister, Ann, and her husband, Robert, who were certainly widely known and beloved in the Sandfly Community of Savannah.

Ruskin King Powell, Swainsboro, GA

Suzanne So sorry for the passing of your brother. May God comfort you and your entire family during this difficult time.

Tommy Sullivan, Savannah, Ga

I will never forget sitting on the back porch of the Pooler house with Uncle Spencer, Bobbie & Spencer showing us how to eat Sugar Cane. I miss those close family days and will miss Bobby and Ann until we meet again.

Miriam Gail Becker, Harriman, Tennessee

Ann and Bobby have been in our lives for such a long time. We will miss them both. Heaven opened it's doors wide for two to enter. They will be greatly missed. To all their family, we extend our deepest sympathy in your loss. They left you all with wonderful memories. God Bless.

Lair Family, Savannah, Ga

So sorry for your loss, but I know you have peace knowing they are together in our Father’s arms. Love you all.

Susan Barfield , Savannah , GA


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