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James E. Collum
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Birth: Sep. 21, 1927
Death: Apr. 22, 2010

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.

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Created by: Joan Shoffner
Record added: Apr 25, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51595210

- Joan Shoffner
 Added: Apr. 25, 2010

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