Mary A. Grooms

SPRINGFIELD Mary Alice Grooms, 75, of Springfield passed away Tuesday March 5, 2013 at Eaglewood Care Center. She was born March 26, 1937 in Dayton, Ohio, the daughter of George Cain and Naomi (Cain) Mastin. Mary enjoyed gardening and crafting. She had been employed at Community Hospital, and she managed the Cardinal Woodgate Apartments. Survivors include children; Debbie (Mark) Workman of South Vienna, Pam Lemon of Waynesville, and Marcus (Chris) Grooms of Urbana, grandchildren; Jason (Melanie) Workman, Jennifer Workman (fiancé Devin Cooper), Ryan Lemon, Benjamin Grooms, Ashley Lemon, Laura Grooms, Chad Lemon, and Shelly Schofield, great-grandchildren; Noah Ashley, Levi Ashley, Max Schofield, and Dane Cooper, brother; Robert Cain of Enon, Ohio, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; Ervin Grooms, two sons; Michael Grooms and Timothy Grooms, and her parents. A memorial service will be held at 1:00PM Friday in the Jones-Kenney-Zechman Funeral Home with Chaplain Chad Vickers officiating. Visitation will be held from 12:00PM until the time of services. Internment will follow in Woodland Cemetery, Xenia, Ohio. The family would like to express sincere appreciation and heartfelt gratitude to the Eaglewood Care Center, nurses, aides, and staff. Also to Crossroads Hospice for the love and dignity shown to Mary during her illness. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.