John Vroom, 79, Hale, died Friday, March 29, 2013, at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral Home, Brookfield. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at the funeral home with the family receiving friends from 7-8:30 that evening. Burial with military honors by Swan Lake American Legion Post 586 will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Sumner.
Memorials to Hale Baptist Church may be left at or mailed to the funeral home at P.O. Box 496, Brookfield, Mo. 64628.
John M. was born July 27, 1933, in Brookfield, son of Freeman and Essie (Deem) Vroom. On January 3, 1959, he married Helen M. Dougherty.
John was a graduate of Brookfield High School, Brookfield, and was retired from General Motors Lee’s Plant, Kansas City. He was US Army veteran and had been a Boy Scout Leader from 1973-1977.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Vroom, of the home; two children, Terri M. and husband, Robert Sykes, Cuileoka, Tenn., and Randy S. and wife, Margie Vroom, Liberty; four grandchildren, Travis, Chad and Nathan Sykes, and Alexis Vroom; one sister, Connie Bundridge, Gladstone; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and four brothers, Robert, Raymond, William and James Vroom.