Alice Grooms

Funeral services for 81-year old Alice Grooms of Gordon, NE, will be held at a later date at Interior, SD.

Alice was born August 13, 1938, in Hughes County, SD, to Milo and Rachel Brookens and passed away April 25, 2020, at Gordon Countryside Care Nursing Home.

Alice graduated from Interior High School and attended the National College of Business.

She married Walter O’Rourke and they had three children together, Rick, Donna and Wanda. She then married Lee Hamm and they had a son Allen. Later, she married Henry Grooms.

Alice was preceded in death by her parents, Milo and Rachel Brookens, sister Edith Bettelyoun, and her husbands Walter O’Rourke and Lee Hamm.

Alice is survived by her sons Rick (Kim) O’Rourke and Allen (Mary) Hamm, her daughters Donna O’Rourke and Wanda O’Rourke, her brother Eugene Brookens, 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home in Gordon is in charge of arrangements for Alice Grooms.

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