Terri Lynn (Doverspike) Gruver, 51, of Pittsfield, Pa., wife of the Rev. Steve Gruber, went to be with her Lord on Monday, August 10, 2015.
Terri was born on February 20, 1964, in Punxsutawney, Pa., a daughter to Rev. Fred and Constance (Cuddy) Doverspike.
She graduated from General McLane High School, Asbury College and Eastern Kentucky University. Terri married her elementary school sweetheart, Steve Gruver, on June 21, 1986.
In addition to her parents and husband, Terri is survived by a daughter, Devon Zweifel and her husband Tyler; a son, B. Eli Gruver and his wife Katie; an older sister, Pam Jones and family; an older brother, Troy Doverspike; a younger brother, Eric Doverspike and family; and a younger sister, Staci Lee and family.
Terri was an elementary school teacher and elementary school counselor. One of her greatest joys was having the opportunity to be a stay-at-home mom. A joy she shared with her husband, Steve, was being able to travel on motorcycle to many of the United States and Canada. Her biggest joy was the opportunity to share God's love with children, family and friends in many different ways.
Jesus Christ was her Hope! "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28. God used Terri's cancer to glorify Him.
For us, this is the end of Terri's story and we can most truly say that she lived happily ever after. But, for Terri, it was only the beginning of the real story. All her life in this world and all her adventures on earth had only been the cover and title page; now, at last, she is beginning Chapter One of the Great Story, which no one on earth has read, which goes on forever, in which every chapter is better than the one before (C.S. Lewis).
Family and friends were invited to call on Thursday, August 13 from 4-8 p.m., at the Otterbein United Methodist Church, 258 Dalrymple Street, Pittsfield, PA 16340. A celebration of life service was scheduled at the church for Friday at 11 a.m., with Rev. Thomas Q. Strandburg, former Kane District Superintendent and Rev. Pat Lenox, Kane District Superintendent, both officiating. Terri requested that for the celebration of her life, people refrain from wearing dark clothing, but instead wear something cheerful and colorful. Burial was to be private, at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggested memorial donations be made to Bethel Park Campmeeting, P.O. Box 58, Fishertown, PA 15539, or Wesley Woods, 1001 Fiddlersgreen Road, Grand Valley, PA 16420.
The Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, in Youngsville, was entrusted with all arrangements. Condolences to the family may be made at www.nelsonfuneralhome.net.