James E. Collum, 82, of Belle Center, passed away Thursday, April 22, 2010, at Green Hills Care Center, West Liberty.
He was born in Big Springs on Sept. 21, 1927, a son of the late Grover and Ella Anna Weiska Collum. He also was preceded in death by brothers, William and Bernard Collum; and a sister, Anna Mae Parker.
On March 5, 1947, he married the former Betty B. Henry in Rushsylvania and she survives, along with a son, Richard "Dick" E. (Kim) Collum of Bellefontaine; daughters, Nancy Sue (Earl) LeVan of Bellefontaine and Kimberly Kay (Scott Storm) Reames of Zanesfield; eight grandchildren, Lance and Brent Collum, Samantha Stephens, Timothy and Jonathan LeVan, Brandy Parks and Brian and Max Reames; and 12 great-grandchildren.
He worked 21 years for Equity Dairy as a cheese maker and later retired from Rockwell International, where he worked as a machine operator. A 1946 graduate of Rushsylvania High School, Jim was a member of the Belle Center United Methodist Church and a member of the Bellefontaine Masonic Lodge 209. He enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with his family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Pastors Phil Pockras and Casey Storm conduct a memorial service at 4 p.m. Sunday at Eichholtz Funeral Home, Belle Center, where calling is two hours prior. A Masonic service begins at 3:45 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Give Kids the World Village, 210 S. Bass Road, Kissimmee, FL 34746; or to Make-A-Wish Foundation, 2545 Farmers Drive, Suite 300, Columbus 43235, in honor of his great-granddaughter, Gracie.
Express condolences at www.eichholtzfuneralhome.com
Created by: Joan Shoffner Record added: Apr 25, 2010
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