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Grooms, Rachel Jean

Personal Information
Last Name Grooms
First Name Rachel
Middle Name Jean
Maiden Name Ratcliff
Death Date 04/03/2022
Birth Date 08/30/1930
Obituary Source The Mooresville Decatur Times, Mooresville, Indiana, 04/06/2022
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Cemetery Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood, Indiana
Family Information
Spouse Grooms, John O., Sr.
Survived By Children, John Thomas (Debra) Loudermilk, Robin Loudermilk, Katherine (Kevin) Smith, Tracy Loudermilk, Joseph Dewitt; grandchildren, Carrie Loudermilk, Shannon Dillman (Shannon Minglin), Andrew Loudermilk, Susan Dillman, Jennifer (Travis) McIntyre, Kelly (Kriistopher) Garner, Terry (Kiersten) Smith, Heather Carrell (Arthur Powell), Amy (Matthew) Berry, Brandon Loudermilk (David Syczylo); 33 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; 2 nieces; and sister-in-law, Dorothy Ratcliff.
Other Daughter of the late Joseph Thomas Ratliff and Hazel (Blunk) Ratliff, born in Indianapolis. Graduate of George Washington HS, and received scholarship to Herron School of Art. Worked at the Indianapolis Public Library, as a meter maid for ISP, then worked for US Army during the Korean War. Worked at Ball Kamp/Napa for 15 years before retiring in 1989. Preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her older bother, Leonard Ratcliff.
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