Dorothy Ann “Tootsie” Gromes

Born: 08/14/1950 Passed:

Dorothy Ann “Tootsie” Gromes, age 70, passed away on December 21, 2020 after a short illness. Tootsie was born on August 14, 1950 to her late parents Karl Sr. and Dorothy Gromes. She graduated from the old Canton McKinley and attended Kent State University before becoming an “ace” hi-lo driver for 30 years at the Hoover Company of North Canton. In her spare time, she was an avid Cleveland Indians and Browns fan. She loved and enjoyed her family to the fullest and was adored by all who knew her.

Toots was preceded in death by her brother, Karl (Bonnie) Gromes Jr and sister, Judy Felton.

She is survived by brothers, David (Darlene) Gromes and Terry (Beth) Gromes; sister, Jean (Anthony) Nash and brother-in-law, Rick Felton. Tootsie and her smile will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

There will be no services at this time. Condolences and special memories can be shared with the family online at

Heritage Cremation Society



7 Tributes to Dorothy Ann “Tootsie” Gromes

  1. Sandra Warren says:

    Toots was a sweet , kind and compassionate person. Being cousins and sharing the same Birthday date when we were young was special. We also worked together at Hoovers. She will be missed by all. RIP my dear cousin.

  2. Paul Dadisman says:

    I loved tootse she always was inclusive she always made people feel comfortable and was a joy to hang out with she was a joy PERIOD!

  3. Dana says:

    Oh Toots what can I say , I met you at Clarkins when I was 19 and you were 22 , and it was a connection from the start. We had some crazy times way too many to write down. I met your entire family and you were a big part of mine. I loved you like a sister and I will miss your silly laugh and crazy shenanigans I hope wherever you are you are running like a wild woman and let your spirit be free. RIP Tootsie love you ❤️

  4. Steve & Kathy (Broulis) Kenepp says:

    Dearest Jeannie & Anthony, Children & Families,

    Our Deepest Sympathy, Prayers and Love. Memory Eternal.

  5. Rhonda Walters says:

    I am so sorry for your loss.
    she WAS always a joy to be around..
    when she was leaving for Florida to teach
    I cried like a baby.
    she was also hanging out with my Mom (one of many nights) when the movie Sunshine was on. I cried like a baby again the ending of the movie was sad. I could hear them 2 laughing. mom came into my room to check on me…. I told Mom I know it was just a movie but it was sad..
    The time she watched me for a week when Mom remarried was fun. She called me off from school that monday. FUN.
    I was having car issues and was trying to come see her… we were going to talk about my Mom.. and probably all the crazy stuff them 2 did to me.
    I had just said I need to get to her before she goes anywhere.
    I was going to call her today to make plans.

  6. Larry Boord says:

    Very sad to hear this news about my cousin Toots…. How many times we all played together at her house…. one big family… sure do miss those times, but always have those memories…. Love to all her surviving family….

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