Mary Margaret Goodrum
Mary Margaret Croom Goodrum, 83, resident of Booneville, Ark., passed from this life Monday, Sept. 7 in her home near Booneville, Ark. Mary was born April 23, 1937 in Mt. Vernon, Ohio.
Mary was the only child of EO “Bill” and Lelia (Taylor) Croom. During World War II the family moved and worked in California. After the war the family moved to Henryetta. Mary graduated from Henryetta High School in 1955 and completed her education at Northeastern State in Tahlequah in 1959.
Mary began a 26 year teaching career in Roswell, N.M. She taught 1st, 2nd and 4th grades at Edgewood Elementary. She met Mervin Goodrum in 1963 and married the love of her life on April 27, 1963.
Mary and Merv have three children, Brad Goodrum and wife Lanita of Lone Star, Texas, Larry Goodrum and wife Anita of Amarillo, Texas and Kelly Goodrum of Amarillo, Texas; five grandchildren, Chad, Kelsey, LaTara, Adam and Haley; and six great grandchildren.
Graveside services will be Friday, Sept. 11 at 11 a.m. at Westlawn Cemetery under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Booneville, Ark.