Steven Warren Grooms
Steven Warren Grooms, age 68, of Kidder, MO, passed away on Nov. 8, 2019, at the St. Luke’s Hospital on the Plaza in Kansas City.
Steven was born on Dec. 23, 1950, in St. Joseph, to Francis and Ruth (Knox) Grooms. His family moved to Kidder in 1963 and he graduated from the Penney High School in Hamilton in 1969. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelors of Science degree in Agricultural Business. He served his country in the National Guard. Steven was a life-long farmer, was the co-owner of Branbrook Construction, and in the past taught agriculture in Trenton, Braymer, and Hamilton. He also sold insurance for 15 years for Prudential Insurance.
He was a member of the Kidder and Hamilton United Methodist Churches, a past Jaycee’s member and Hamilton R-II School Board member, a life-long member of the American Angus Association, and a current alderman for the Kidder City Council.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Steven married June Alborn on Dec. 1, 1979, in Hamilton at the United Methodist Church. She survives of the home.
Additional survivors include his children, Brandon (Meagan) Grooms of Kidder, and Brooke (Andrew) Thomas of Kidder; six grandchildren, Ledger, Aselyn and Knox Grooms, and Chase, Cale, and Mollie June Thomas; two brothers, Michael Grooms of Kidder and Dr. Paul Grooms (Rhonda) of Liberty; sister-in-law, Mary Ann (Ed) Bolli of Springfield; brother-in-law, Phil Alborn of Belton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Hamilton United Methodist Church sanctuary. A visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the Hamilton United Methodist Church Family Life Center. Friends may call on Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., at Bram Funeral Home in Hamilton. Interment will be at Highland Cemetery in Hamilton. Memorials may be made to the Hamilton R-II School Ag Dept., or to the Caldwell County Fair.