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Charles Gillum

Male 1927 - 2003  (75 years)

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  • Name Charles Gillum 
    Born 13 Dec 1927  Sandy Hook, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 May 2003  Strong City, Chase County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cremated Hillside Cemetery, Toledo Township, Chase County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3580  Rossville
    Last Modified 26 Dec 2019 

    Father Andrew Gillum 
    Mother Henrietta Hutchinson Gillum 
    Family ID F3523  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Helen E Stadler Gillum Huffman,   b. 12 Dec 1941, Bremerton, Kitsap County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 2006  (Age 64 years) 
     1. Kimberly Sue Gillum,   b. 23 May 1967
     2. Scott Charles Gillum
    Last Modified 31 Aug 2017 12:18:51 
    Family ID F3033  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Natalie Skaggs Gillum 
    Married 15 Sep 1979  Wamego, Pottawatomie County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Charles Gillum, Jr.
     2. Harold Gillum
     3. Mike Gillum
     4. Mike McComas
     5. Todd Jones
     6. Susan Gillum Werth
     7. Jamie Gillum Hildreth
     8. Lisa Gillum Soetebier
     9. Ranata Gillum Long
    Last Modified 22 May 2017 15:30:09 
    Family ID F3524  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Obituary- Gillum, Charles
    Obituary- Gillum, Charles
    Charles Gillum

    STRONG CITY — Charles “Charlie" Gillum, 75, Strong City, died Saturday, May 3, 2003, at his home.

    Mr. Gillum owned and operated Charlie Gillum Hearing Aid Service in Emporia, Wamego and Manhattan. He was a certified hearing-aid specialist and served many people in south-central Kansas. He also had worked in home construction until 1999.

    He joined the Navy at the age of 16 but was discharged when officials learned his age. He reenlisted following his 18th birthday and was a veteran of World War Il and the Korean War. He was a seaman 2nd class petty officer aboard, the USS Mississippi.

    He was born Dec. 13, 1927, in Sandy Hook, Ohio, to Andrew and Henrietta Hutchinson Gillum. He graduated from high school in Ohio.

    Mr. Gillum was a member of The First United Methodist Church in Emporia, Kiwanis, Rotary, 4-H, Alma Booster Club and other organizations.

    He married Natalie Skaggs on Sept. 15, 1979, in Wamego. She survives.

    Other survivors include six sons, Dr. Charlie Gillum Jr., Manhattan, Dr. Harold Gillum, Roseville, Calif., Mike Gillum, Montoursville, Pa., Scott Gillum, Maple Hill, and Mike McComas and Todd Jones, both of Wichita; five daughters, Susan Werth, San Antonio, Jamie Hildreth, Meriden, Kim Gillum, Silver Lake, Lisa Soetebier, Americus, and Ranata Gillum Emporia; two sisters, Charlotte Gillum and Louise Gillum, both of Ohio; 22 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

    Mr. Gillum was preceded in death by three grandsons, Spencer Gillum, and twins, Adam McComas and Evan McComas.

    Mr. Gillum was cremated. A celebration of life service for Mr. Gillum will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at The First United Methodist Church in Emporia. Inurnment will be at Hillside Cemetery in the Toledo Township. A Fort Riley honor guard will conduct military honors at the graveside.

    Memorial contributions may be made to Habitat for Humanity or to Hand In Hand Hospice and sent in care of the funeral home, 201 Cherry, Cottonwood Falls, 66845.