|Birth: ||Aug. 21, 1916|
|Death: ||Aug. 13, 1997|
Owen Harrison Byrum, 80, of Limby Iowa, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 1997 at the Fairfield Hospital.
Owen Byrum was born Aug. 21, 1916 west of Blakesburg in Monroe county to Charles and Clara Edna Lathrop Byrum.
He married Vada Lade VanOradall on Oct. 3, 1947 in Bloomfield.
He attend rural schools. He was employed on farms and worked for the Milwaukee railroad for 30 years. He retired in January 1979 from the Ottumwa West Yards Office. He served in World War 2 from October 1942 to January 1946, stationed in New Guinea. He was a member of American Legion Post 504 in Richland, Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way #1902, and Heritage Club.
His wife, a sister, Grace Kelley of Blackfoot, Idaho, and a brother Lawrence Byrum of Wickenburg, Arizona, survive him.
His parents, two brothers Clifford and Eugene and a sister, Fay Hayes, preceded him in death.
Services were held at 2 P.M. Friday, August 15 at Reynolds Funeral Home in Sigourney, the Rev. Robert Capps officiating. Burial was in the Van Orsdall Cemetery in Ollie.
They had no children.
Owen's job in the army was a paper pusher and no combat.
My Train to Heaven by C.E. Wieser
I see my train is coming
I must say my last goodbye
I will be aboard the "Special"
That will take me to the sky.
Heaven is my destination
And my ticket reads "one way,"
I've prepared for this long
That I knew I'd take some day.
There will be no red lights
Just the green lights guiding
And no curves or railroad
On this track through skies of
I will find my Savior waiting
With his hand stretched out for
Where I now we'll be together
Throughout all Eternity.
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
OWEN HARRISON BYRUM
August 21, 1916-Blakesburg, Iowa
DEPARTED THIS LIFE
August 13, 1997-Fairfield, Iowa
Friday, August 15, 1997 at 2:00 p.m/
Reynolds Funeral Chapel-Sigourney, Iowa
WORDS OF COMFORT
Rev. Robert Capps
COMFORT IN MUSIC
Miss Marilyn Mertz, organist
Mr. Phillip Northup, vocalist
Wendall Hall Glen Harding
Don Kaulman Kenneth Patterson
Daryl Shy Stanley Singer
Doug Walker Jim Walker
Walter Richard Coble Delbert Conger
Francis Dick Carly Hardley
Larry Heninger Cloyce Hutton
Gary Reiner Mark Schmitter
Van Orsdall Cemetery-Ollie, Iowa
Reynolds Funeral Chapel
Family Information contributed by family member:
Yvette E. (Byrum) Aune
Tombstone and Family Photos contributed by by Family Member:
Wade Kelley and Michele R. (Byrum) Ball
Charles Benjemmon Byrum (1881 - 1964)
Clara Edna Lathrop Byrum (1888 - 1961)
Vada Lade VanOrsdall Byrum (1923 - ____)*
E. Byrum (1912 - 1912)*
Fay Elvira Byrum Hayes (1913 - 1994)*
Grace Ellen Byrum Kelley (1915 - 2004)*
Owen Harrison Byrum (1916 - 1997)
Charles Clifford Lewis Byrum (1920 - 1995)*
Lawrence LaVerne Byrum (1922 - 2005)*
Charles Eugene Byrum (1930 - 1984)*
Van Orsdall Cemetery
Created by: Yvette Aune
Record added: Dec 15, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32176401