Shell Ann Grooms


Posted on 14th January 2013 by calvert-ferry in Girard |OTHER |Virden

Shell A. Grooms

Girard – Shell A. Grooms, 59 of Girard, IL passed away Friday Jan. 11, 2013 at her home.

Shell was born March 23, 1953 in Carlinville, IL the daughter of William and Lucy (Allen) Makler. Shell graduated in 1971 from Girard High School Girard, IL and worked as a floral designer for True Colors Floral Artistry in Springfield, IL. Shell married Roger D. Grooms April 3, 1971 in Nilwood, IL.

Surviving Shell is her husband Roger Grooms of Girard, IL, daughter, Jodi (Ryan) Baker and grandson, Cameron Baker of Virden, IL, sister, Sandra (Art) Gatermann of Nilwood, IL, 3 aunts and several nieces and nephews and cousins. Preceding Shell in death were her parents.

Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home is according cremation rites. A Celebration of life will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday Jan. 17, 2013 at the Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home, Girard, IL with private family burial of ashes at a later date. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Girard Rescue Squad. Please visit to leave a comment for the family.

  1. Doyle and LInda Worlow says:

    Roger and family, we are very sorry to learn of the loss of Shell. We are praying for each one of you. We ask God to provide comfort and strength. Shell was one of the very first to welcome us to the neighborhood when we first moved to Girard. Great neighbors! Shell will be missed.

    14th January 2013 at 9:53 am

  2. Bob and Nancy (Cain) Heriford says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. She is not “lost”. She will live on in your hearts.

    14th January 2013 at 4:46 pm

  3. Jon, Amy & Addyson Ashby says:

    We are so sorry for your loss and thinking/praying for you. Keep her spirit in your heart and know that she is always with you there. Hope that this will help to comfort you during this difficult time. ((Hugs))

    14th January 2013 at 10:54 am

  4. Deborah Dunn says:


    It’s funny how life takes a turn. I was going to look you and Shell up in a few weeks from now when I visit my Sister in St. Louis. I loved Shell! We had such great times in high school. I really wanted to visit and catch up on the last 30 years. I so sad we won’t have that opportunity.

    My heart goes out to you and Shell’s family–it’s just too soon.

    With kind regards,

    Deborah Dunn

    14th January 2013 at 4:34 pm

  5. Char Clark says:

    Roger and Jodi,
    I just found out today, I am so sorry, she was a wonderful and fun person to work with. I don’t know what I would have done without her for all those years we worked together, she was not just my employee, but my friend, we had lots of fun and laughs together. She will be greatly missed. Take care of yourself.
    All my thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Char( as Shell Called me Miss Scarlet)

    14th January 2013 at 6:56 am

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