Helen (nee Rothstein) Groner (aka “Nana”, “Mom”, “Auntie”), age 93, of Las Vegas, Nevada, died peacefully on August 2, 2022. Helen was born June 3, 1929, in Chicago, Illinois, to the late Samuel Rothstein and the late Bertha (nee Rubin) Rothstein. Helen was retired from School District 68 in Skokie, IL where she worked for 28 years. During her tenure she served as the school Health Clerk and in various positions, ending as the Secretary to the Assistant Superintendent of the District. She was an active member and volunteer with the Jewish War Veterans Post #64 in Las Vegas and her hobbies included weekly organized Mahjong and Poker games as well as recreational play at casino penny slots. She loved traveling to see family and friends, anything involving her two grandsons, and her annual “staycations” at the Bellagio with family. Helen is beloved by many and known for her infectious laugh, her quick wit, her fierce determination and independence, her ever-present smile and her gentle and kind love for her family and friends. Helen is preceded in death by her husband of 58 years Samuel Groner and is survived by sons Burt Groner of Las Vegas and Sheldon (Beth) Groner of Kilmarnock, Virginia; grandchildren Alexander Groner of Boston, MA and Brady Groner of Richmond, VA, nieces Joy Demain and Maat (Marcus) Elman and a nephew Barry (Betsy) Rothstein.
A service will be held at Kraft-Sussman Funeral Home in Las Vegas, NV at 10:00 AM on Sunday, August 7, 2022, followed by burial at King David Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Helen’s memory may be made to the Jewish War Veterans Murray L. Rosen Post #64, c/o S. Rose, 2521 Sierra Sage St., Las Vegas, Nevada 89134.