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October 6, 2019
Nora Ellen Grooms, age 73, of Marysville, died Sunday, October 6, 2019 at The Ohio State University Medical Center. She and her husband, David, owned and operated their family business, Herschel’s Restaurant in Marysville for 30 years. As manager and operator, she was especially known for her homemade soups and breakfasts. A 1964 graduate of Central High School in Columbus, she began her food service career following graduation at Green Gables Drive-In Restaurant. She was a member of Marysville First United Methodist Church where she was active with the quilting group. Her passion was making the quilts for the purpose of giving to charity and family. She also participated in a local knitting group and enjoyed crocheting. A devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, she will be especially remembered for her graciousness, creativity, cheerful attitude and bright smile. She was born August 15, 1946 in Cincinnati, Ohio to the late Francis and Ruth Reeves Tripp. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, David H. Grooms; her children, Michelle (Ed) Wasserbeck of Prospect, Duane (Michelle) Grooms of Powell and Cody (Lauren) Grooms of Oldsmar, Florida; six grandchildren, Colton, Sarah and Kolby Wasserbeck and Chloe, Gavin and Harlyn Grooms; a step-grandson, Carson (Lori) Wasserbeck; her great-grandchildren; a sister, Frances Grimm; two brothers; a sister-in-law, Diane Kinney; a brother-in-law, Michael Grooms; and other relatives and many friends. The family will receive friends 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at Underwood Funeral Home where funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 10, 2019. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the First United Methodist quilting group. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.
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