Joyce M. (Day) Groom

Born: Sat., Oct. 27, 1928
Died: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019


1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Fri., Feb. 08, 2019
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Fri., Feb. 08, 2019
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

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Joyce M. Groom, age 90, of Pittsfield, IL passed away on Monday, February 4, 2019 at Liberty Village in Pittsfield.  She was born on October 27, 1928 in Winchester, IL to Walter and Ada Smith Day.  She married Robert Groom in Scott County on July 25, 1947 and he preceded her in death on October 21, 1986.

Joyce graduated from Winchester High School in 1946.  She married Robert a year later and stayed home to raise their children.  In later years, she worked as a florist and owned and operated Groom Gardens in Pittsfield.  She enjoyed trout fishing, taking many fishing trips to Arkansas.  She also loved attending sporting events her grandchildren were involved in and loved going to yard sales.  Joyce was a lifetime member of the First Christian Church of Pittsfield.  She was also a member of the Fireman’s Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary, the Pittsfield Moose Lodge 420, and was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.  She volunteered many, many hours at the Moose, American Legion, and the First Christian Church.

She is survived by two sons, Walter (Joan) Groom and Kerry (Sandy) Groom, both of Pittsfield, IL; five grandchildren, Angie (Jack) Hayden of Pittsfield, IL, Kate (Brian) Murphy of Monticello, MO, Ann (Eric) Murphy of Monticello, MO, Jeff (Kim) Groom of Pittsfield, IL, and Kara (Norm) Jockisch if Pittsfield, IL; eleven great grandchildren, Madison Murphy, Brianna Murphy, Hannah Hayden, Grace Murphy, Gwyneth Murphy, Jess Hayden, Carly Murphy, Josie Murphy, Finn Murphy, Alexis Groom, and Alyvia Groom; one great great granddaughter, Nova Murphy; a sister, Linda (Don) Benson of North Carolina; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert Groom; Son, Bobby Groom on December 1, 2004; and siblings, Audrey (Fritz) Stegemann, Denzel (Dorothy) Day, Hal (Myra) Day, and Madeline Day.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 8, 2019 at 3:00 PM at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield.  Interment will follow at Pittsfield West Cemetery.  Visitation will be held prior to the service on Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.  Memorials are suggested to Pittsfield First Christian Church or the Pittsfield Fire Department.  Online condolences may be left to the family at  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Joyce's memory to the following organizations:

First Christian Church
225 N. Memorial, Pittsfield, IL 62363

Pittsfield Fire Department

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Kathy Carter
   Posted Tue February 05, 2019
Terry and Sandy Groom sorry to hear about your loss of your mother prayers are with you and the family

Bonnie Casteel
   Posted Wed February 06, 2019
My Sincere sympathy to all the Groom family. Joyce was always so pleasant and friendly to me. We usually enjoyed catching up on our families. And then many times the notion of "oh my how times have changed!" She was a generous volunteer. I always admired Bob's dedication to the PFD. Parents and Grandparents to be proud of.
My hope for you all will be many good and happy memories.
I pray your families, friends, and the love of God will be a Blessing to all of you.

Susan R Kattelman
   Posted Wed February 06, 2019
Prayers to all of you. I always respected your mom and dad and the relationship they shared. I am sure she is sitting right beside him in Heaven. Love to all💓

Jeff Griffeth
   Posted Thu February 07, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you all.

The Griffeth Family

Bruce Penstone
   Posted Thu February 07, 2019
So Sorry for your loss. Your mom was a strong willed person and you always knew where Joyce stood. I am very proud to have known her, she was one of a kind!

Gary and Verna Dunham
   Posted Fri February 08, 2019
Please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of your Mother. May you find peace in knowing she is in heaven joined again by all those that passed on before her.

Debbie Hazelrigg
   Posted Fri February 08, 2019
Deepest sympathy for your loss. Your Mom was such a sweetheart. You were so lucky to have had her for so long ! Debbie and Wayne Hazelrigg

Dale Plumer
   Posted Mon February 11, 2019
Our condolences to the entire Groom family for your loss

John Borrowman
   Posted Mon February 11, 2019
Deepest condolences on the loss of your Mother. She had an impact not only on your family but on mine, for she was a loyal friend to my own mother. I will never forget that.

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