Lois I. Grooms

June 19, 1935 ‒ January 18, 2018

Delaware, Ohio


Lois I. Grooms, age 82 of Delaware passed away Thursday afternoon, January 18, 2018 surrounded by her family at Grady Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.

She was born on June 19, 1935 in Delaware to the late Vernie and Georgia (Jaccaud) Webb. A graduate of Bellpoint High School she married her beloved husband Charles W. “Bill” Grooms Jr. on July 11, 1951. Together they shared 66 wonderful years, raising a family and enjoying in life’s eventful journey.

Lois worked as a pharmacy technician for 17 years with Del Rx Pharmacy, retiring in 1997. She was a dedicated member of New Beginnings Church and very involved with the George Lewis Behrens Chapter No. 504 OES, serving several terms as Worthy Matron. She also served as President of District 11, Grand Chapter Representative for Nevada, and a Grand Paige with the Eastern Star.

She was a former member of the Rag Mops Bowling Team, served on the Sarah Moore Service Board, volunteered at Grady Hospital, and was a member of the Bel-Hi Garden Club.

Her life centered on her treasured family. A wonderful cook, her pot roast, apple pie, and chocolate fudge will long be remembered. Sweet and kind, she was always there for support, and easy to befriend. Described as a good story teller, fun loving and playful, she was truly one of a kind. She will be remembered for her love of family, as a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother who was “on top of the world” when surrounded by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband Bill she is also survived by daughter Kathy (Don) Jewell of Ostrander, son Terry (Sue) Grooms of Westerville, grandchildren: Shelli (Rex) Kelley, Brian Jewell, and Andrew Grooms, great-grandchildren: Regan Jewell, Jayla and Rhyan Kelley, brothers Roy Webb of Delaware, Jerry (Reesa) Webb of Denver, CO, and sister Nancy Nicastro of Mansfield.

She was also preceded in death by her brother Warren Webb.

Friends may call 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 p.m. on Monday with Eastern Star Services will follow at 8:00 p.m. at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Dr. at W. William St., Delaware, Ohio 43015 where funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday with Rev. David Carter officiating. Burial will follow in Oller Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the George Lewis Behrens Chapter No. 504 OES. or New Beginnings Church.

Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • Charles and I send our sincere sympathy in the loss of our sister, your wife, Our prayers are with your Bill, and your family. Love and Hugs

  • Lois will be greatly missed by many who knew her. I for one can honestly say she was and will always be one of my favorite people. May god bless her and comfort her forever. She will remain in my heart always. May god also comfort her husband and her entire family at this most sad time in thier lives.

  • To the Groom’s Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Lois was such a great Person and Great Friend. When we were Neighbors, we had so much fun and had some great times there on Marion Court. I will always remember Her and will miss Her so much. I send my Love to her Family. Love to All from Dottie Amato and Family..

  • Lois and her husband Bill has been friends of the Chan family for years, I remember Lois from the pharmacy and lost touch for awhile , she was a great neighbor to my grandchildren Evan , Braden and Bria . She so loved their Eastern Star Family and their community , I am truly honored to have known her. May God Bless their family and embrace them , Marty Chan

  • So sorry to hear of the passing of Lois, she was certainly a gem. My condolence to Bill and their family. They can rest in the truth that she was truly loved and respected.

  • Dear Bill and Family, So sorry to hear of Lois’ passing. We have known you for a number of years through church activities and both our daughters remember her from when they worked at Del Rx during high school. Take care and with our deepest sympathy.

  • Bill and family, so very sorry for your loss. I was honored to be Lois’s caregiver for over 3 years. I always looked forward to my weekly time with Lois and Bill. I will miss listening to all the old stories Lois would tell me about her life and loving family. No matter how bad she was feeling she always had a smile for me as I came in. Lois and I became very close friends. She was one of the kindest and caring women I have had the pleasure of knowing. My heart is breaking for her family’s big loss. I am here for all of you if you need anything please let me now. I will always love, miss and think of Lois each and every day. Sending my love and prayers to all of you. Love Melody Lusher

  • Enjoyed many events with Lois in Eastern Star. Especially enjoyed 1995 at the Grand Chapter Session. Glenn always called Bill the tin man after that adventure. Lois was always full of smiles and fun. Lois will be missed by everyone she was friends with, she never complained. I pray for her family that they will find comfort in knowing she is in heaven.