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Vivian Mae Groom, age 84, Joplin, Mo., passed away on Thursday, May 4, 2017, at The Communities of the Wildwood.
Vivian was born December 9, 1932, in Dodge, Neb., daughter of the late Lee O. Huff and Lillian Edith (Stewart) Huff. She worked for Lozier for 23 years before retiring. She then worked for Wal-Mart for several years. She was the founder and first president of the Girls Little League Softball. She was also a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, Vivian was preceded in death by her husband, Paul F. Groom, who passed away October 27, 1976; seven brothers, Leonard Huff, Norman Huff, Calvin Huff, Lynn Huff, Lee Huff, John Huff, and David Huff; and a sister, Lillian Eilene Jackson.
Survivors include her children, Margo Terry, of Joplin, Paula Dedick and husband, Roger, Elena Cupp and husband, David, of Diamond, Mo., and John Groom, of Joplin; brothers, Clifford Huff, of Hampton, Iowa; six grandchildren, Melissa, Christina, Krystyn, Felicia, Cheyenne, Christopher; great-grandchildren, Eastan and Kyndall; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held on Monday, May 8, at 2 p.m. at Forest Park Cemetery with Dr. Phillip McClendon officiating.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to NAMI of Joplin.
Published on May 7, 2017
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