Mary Margaret Croom Goodrum, 83, of Booneville, Ark., died Sept. 7, 2020 in her home near Booneville. She 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, New Mexico. She taught first, second, and fourth grades at Edgewood, Elementary. Mary met Mervin Goodrum in 1963 and married the love of her life April 27, 1963.
Mary and Merv have three children; Brad Goodrum (Lanita) of Lone Star, Texas, Larry Goodrum (Anita) of Amarillo, Texas and Kelly Goodrum of Amarillo, Texas; five grandchildren, Chad, Kelsey, LaTara, Adam and Haley; and six great grandchildren.
A graveside service was held Friday, Sept. 11, 2020 at Westlawn Cemetery in Henryetta under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home in Booneville.