John William Groome

May 29, 1941 ‒ April 11, 2018

Sunbury, Ohio

John William Groome, age 76, passed away from a battle with cancer Wednesday April 11, 2018. He was a member of Rural Chapel United Methodist Church of Galena. He was born in Franklin County May 29, 1941 and was adopted at birth to Carl and Vivian Groome. After graduating from Marysville High School in 1959, he enlisted in the Navy and was honorably discharged in 1963. He was a heating and cooling service technician for Airtron where he retired after 42 years. Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Nancy (Vollrath) Groome, their 3 daughters, Kimberly Clark-Lane (Steve), Kathryn Springer (James), Karleen Webb and a grandchild who was raised as his daughter, Kayla Groome. There are four grandchildren; Ryan Clark, Kasey Clark, Keira Webb, Sophia Springer, two step grandchildren; Trever Lane, Brody Lane, one great grandchild; Karson Brown, and two sisters; Sharon Streng of Marysville Ohio, and Vera Sue Schulte (Paul) of Virgina. John was a kind and loving man who was strongly driven by family and faith.  The family will receive friends from 3:00 -5:00pm on Sunday April 15, 2018 with a memorial service immediately following at Devore Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury, Ohio with Rev. Craig Moock officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions towards cancer research can be made in John’s Groome name at the following link The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve John’s family.  Special memories and condolences can be expressed to them at .

  • Sorry to hear about John’s passing. Praying for comfort and peace for you, Nancy, and all the family.

  • So very sorry to hear of John’s passing. My sympathies to his family. He was such a good man and will be missed by many.

    Nancy and Smiley Ward, Kingman, AZ
    (Sharon’s sister in law)