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Susan Lynell (Grouls) Dennis, 47, of Park Hall died Dec. 26, 2012, at Hospice House of St. Mary’s in Callaway, surrounded by her family.

Born June 25, 1965, in Valdosta, Ga., she was the daughter of Marsha Milford Grouls of Sylvania, Ohio, and the late David Grouls.

In 1987, she graduated from The Ohio State University with a bachelor of arts degree in early childhood development.

On Dec. 28, 1991, she married her husband of 21 years, Michael Dennis, at Cecil Field Chapel in Florida.

She loved children and made her own children her foremost priority. She volunteered extensively at her children’s schools, Park Hall Elementary and Spring Ridge Middle. She was the team mom for Great Mills High School volleyball and lacrosse teams. She was the Girl Scout Troop leader for Troop 5065 for 12 years. She was the AWANA leader at Lexington Park Baptist Church, where she was actively involved.

In addition to her love for her children and family, she enjoyed baking and reading.

In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by her children, Eric, 20, Michelle, 17, and Alex, 6, of Park Hall; sister, Debra Tornes and her husband, Brian, and niece, Allie, of Columbus, Ohio; half-brother, David Grouls II of Chillicothe, Ohio; and close friends, Jeanie Lee and her husband, Scott, of Sylvania, OH.

The family received friends and prayers were recited by the Rev. Rob Watts on Dec. 31 at Lexington Park Baptist Church. Interment will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice House of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650; or to “Support Dr. Sardi’s Research in Memory of Susan Dennis,” at Mercy Health Foundation, 301 St. Paul Place, Baltimore, MD 21202.

Arrangements were handled by Brinsfield Funeral Home in Leonardtown.