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Rev Calvin McKinley “Cal” Marcum

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Rev Calvin McKinley “Cal” Marcum

Birth
Summersville, Green County, Kentucky, USA
Death
30 Jan 2010 (aged 83)
Aurora, Kane County, Illinois, USA
Burial
Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA Add to Map
Plot
Block 19, Lot 177, Grave 4
Memorial ID
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Reverend Calvin M. Marcum On Saturday, January 30, 2010, Reverend Calvin M. Marcum, obeyed the call of God for the final time on earth, and surrendered to the arms of his Savior and Redeemer. While those he left behind are left an unfillable void, he was enveloped in the arms of Jesus, and was certainly greeted with "Well done, my good and faithful Servant." Born In Summersville, Kentucky, on November 13, 1926, and raised in the Springfield, IL, area, Reverend Marcum graduated from Lanphier High School, attended Taylor University, and graduated from Ball State University, and McCormick Theological Seminary. While growing up in Springfield, God introduced him to his high school sweetheart and life long companion and help mate, the former Twyla Bergman. Married in 1948, they were happily married for 61 years. Together, they served the Lord, raised a family, travelled the world, and touched thousands of lives. A Presbyterian Pastor for 47 years, Pastor Marcum started his career in the ministry as a student Pastor in Matthews, IN, while a student at Taylor University. As was to be the story of his life, the hearts he touched while serving the Lord in Matthews resulted in life long friendships. While attending McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, he served as Pastor in Dalton City, IL. His first position as Senior Pastor was at Nameoki Presbyterian Church in Granite City, IL. After several years in Granite City, he accepted a call to serve as Senior Pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Aurora, IL, where he remained for over 20 years. While serving in Aurora, First Presbyterian grew in size, stature and outreach as a result of his teaching, his preaching, and his example. He eventually heeded the call to serve as Senior Pastor at The Village Presbyterian Church in Northbrook, IL. After seven years in Northbrook, he retired to what he foresaw as a life of travel, study, writing, and occasional preaching. However, God had other plans for him in his retirement. Rather than live the life he had envisioned, Pastor Cal remained faithful to his pastoral gift and served as Interim Pastor in Rockford, Naperville, Glen Ellyn, Libertyville and LaGrange, IL. He also served on the Pastoral Staff at Christ Church in Oak Brook, IL. The only son of Hobert and Stella Marcum, Pastor Marcum was the father of three proud children, Gwen (Andrew) Morgan, of Sugar Grove, Donald (Margaret) Marcum, of Sugar Grove, and Stacey (Randy) Aspen of Oswego. His Grandchildren are Benjamin Marcum, of Bristol, IL, Dustin (Monica) Marcum, of Round Lake, IL, Trent (Alison) Taylor, of DeKalb, IL, Curt Taylor, of Somonauk, IL, Michelle (Nathan) Benevelli, of Plano, IL, Micah Morgan of Sugar Grove, IL, Sarah Aspen, of Nashville, TN, Derek Smith, of Nashville, TN, Rebecca (Steven) Outlaw, of Hermitage, AR, and Anna Morgan of Sugar Grove, IL. He was also the loving Great-Grandfather of Anthony Woolf, of Braidwood, IL, and Madison and Emma Outlaw, of Hermitage, AR. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hobert and Stella Marcum, his sister, Ava Price, and his in-laws, Herbert and Viola Bergman. The family will welcome friends and loved ones on Saturday, February 6, 2010, at The Healy Chapel, 370 Division Dr, Sugar Grove, IL 60554 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The funeral will be held at the auditorium of Aurora Christian High School, 2255 Sullivan Road, Aurora, IL 60506 at 7:00 p.m., on Monday evening, February 8, 2010, with a time of gathering from 6:00 p.m. until the service hour. On the following day, his earthly body will be committed to the earth at a private burial in Springfield, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, Pastor Cal directed that memorials be directed to Aurora Christian School. The best way to honor him, however, is to love one another as He loves us, and to be faithful to the Word of the Lord.
Taken from the Aurora Beacon News
Reverend Calvin M. Marcum On Saturday, January 30, 2010, Reverend Calvin M. Marcum, obeyed the call of God for the final time on earth, and surrendered to the arms of his Savior and Redeemer. While those he left behind are left an unfillable void, he was enveloped in the arms of Jesus, and was certainly greeted with "Well done, my good and faithful Servant." Born In Summersville, Kentucky, on November 13, 1926, and raised in the Springfield, IL, area, Reverend Marcum graduated from Lanphier High School, attended Taylor University, and graduated from Ball State University, and McCormick Theological Seminary. While growing up in Springfield, God introduced him to his high school sweetheart and life long companion and help mate, the former Twyla Bergman. Married in 1948, they were happily married for 61 years. Together, they served the Lord, raised a family, travelled the world, and touched thousands of lives. A Presbyterian Pastor for 47 years, Pastor Marcum started his career in the ministry as a student Pastor in Matthews, IN, while a student at Taylor University. As was to be the story of his life, the hearts he touched while serving the Lord in Matthews resulted in life long friendships. While attending McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, he served as Pastor in Dalton City, IL. His first position as Senior Pastor was at Nameoki Presbyterian Church in Granite City, IL. After several years in Granite City, he accepted a call to serve as Senior Pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Aurora, IL, where he remained for over 20 years. While serving in Aurora, First Presbyterian grew in size, stature and outreach as a result of his teaching, his preaching, and his example. He eventually heeded the call to serve as Senior Pastor at The Village Presbyterian Church in Northbrook, IL. After seven years in Northbrook, he retired to what he foresaw as a life of travel, study, writing, and occasional preaching. However, God had other plans for him in his retirement. Rather than live the life he had envisioned, Pastor Cal remained faithful to his pastoral gift and served as Interim Pastor in Rockford, Naperville, Glen Ellyn, Libertyville and LaGrange, IL. He also served on the Pastoral Staff at Christ Church in Oak Brook, IL. The only son of Hobert and Stella Marcum, Pastor Marcum was the father of three proud children, Gwen (Andrew) Morgan, of Sugar Grove, Donald (Margaret) Marcum, of Sugar Grove, and Stacey (Randy) Aspen of Oswego. His Grandchildren are Benjamin Marcum, of Bristol, IL, Dustin (Monica) Marcum, of Round Lake, IL, Trent (Alison) Taylor, of DeKalb, IL, Curt Taylor, of Somonauk, IL, Michelle (Nathan) Benevelli, of Plano, IL, Micah Morgan of Sugar Grove, IL, Sarah Aspen, of Nashville, TN, Derek Smith, of Nashville, TN, Rebecca (Steven) Outlaw, of Hermitage, AR, and Anna Morgan of Sugar Grove, IL. He was also the loving Great-Grandfather of Anthony Woolf, of Braidwood, IL, and Madison and Emma Outlaw, of Hermitage, AR. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hobert and Stella Marcum, his sister, Ava Price, and his in-laws, Herbert and Viola Bergman. The family will welcome friends and loved ones on Saturday, February 6, 2010, at The Healy Chapel, 370 Division Dr, Sugar Grove, IL 60554 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The funeral will be held at the auditorium of Aurora Christian High School, 2255 Sullivan Road, Aurora, IL 60506 at 7:00 p.m., on Monday evening, February 8, 2010, with a time of gathering from 6:00 p.m. until the service hour. On the following day, his earthly body will be committed to the earth at a private burial in Springfield, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, Pastor Cal directed that memorials be directed to Aurora Christian School. The best way to honor him, however, is to love one another as He loves us, and to be faithful to the Word of the Lord.
Taken from the Aurora Beacon News


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