Linn County News
Published July 12, 2017
Jimmie Charles “Jim” Shrum, 84, of Hidden Valley Lakes, died early Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Jim was born April 16, 1933, in Denver, Colo., to Calvin James and Fern Lula (Greenfield) Shrum.
His father was an actor in western movies and young Jimmie starred in “Trouble at Melody Mesa” with his dad. Jim enjoyed fishing, playing cards, woodworking, making clocks and watching old westerns.
Jim was preceded in death by his wife Betty (Nemeth) Shrum; parents Cal and Fern Shrum; one brother, Donald Leroy “Roy” Shrum; one grandson; and one great-grandson.
Survivors include three sons, Jimmie Shrum of Alexandria, Va., Gary Shrum of Clovis, Calif., and Bill “Buzz” Shrum and wife Diana of Mapleton, Kan.; one daughter, Sherri Fox of Phoenix, Ariz.; one daughter-in-law, Sue Shrum of Iola, Kan.; one brother, Gary Shrum of Mena, Ariz.; two sisters, Carla Hicks and Nancy Freeman, both of Denver, Colo.; several grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and his special friend, Charlotte Emert.
There will be a celebration of life Saturday, July 15, 2017, at Hidden Valley Lakes Clubhouse, Mapleton. A potluck meal will be followed by karaoke. Inurnment will be in Petersburg Oakland Cemetery, Petersburg, Ill.
Friends and family may leave online condolences at www.schneiderfunerals.com. Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home & Crematory, Mound City Chapel.
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