Jean Grooms, 83, of New Richmond, passed away Friday, March 19, 2021 at VITAS Hospice Unit at the Drake Center in Cincinnati. She was born March 7, 1938 in Adams County, daughter of the late Samuel and Perlina Hatfield Kimmerly Sr. She was the widow of the late Harley “Bugs” Grooms Jr., who passed away in 1980. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by sisters, Corda Downs, Mintie Rogers and Bertha Webb; first infant brother, John Tobias; brothers, Charles, Fred, Samuel Jr, Ross and Bob Kimmerly.
Jean was a Mail Carrier for USPS in New Richmond. She was a part of the last class of Cherry Fork School in 1955 and attended Sinclair College in Dayton.
She is survived by her daughters, Kathy (Essie) Kennedy, Gae (Tom) Berry; sons, Jeffrey, Jason and Joel Grooms; grandchildren, Julie (Ryan) Snawder, Pam Martin, Jessica Grooms, Gary (Nina) Martin, Cassie (Gregory Tumbleson) Kennedy, Aundrey and Aaryn Berry; 8 great-grandchildren; sisters, Sally Parsons and Annie Frost; brothers, James Kimmerly, Ed Kimmerly and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to visitation from 12:00 PM, until the time of the funeral service at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at Thompson-Meeker Funeral Home, 216 W. Mulberry St., West Union. Burial will follow at West Union Cemetery.
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