Jim C. McCollum, 73, St. Elmo

Jim C. McCollum, 73, of St. Elmo, died on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007, at St. Anthonys Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Services will be held at noon on Monday at Springhill Presbyterian Church in rural Beecher City. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour before services at the church. Kessel Funeral Home in St. Elmo is in charge of arrangements. Memorials: Springhill Cemetery Fund or donors choice.

Mr. McCollum was born on May 10, 1934, in Independence, Mo., the son of Grover C. and Celia Jane Faudree McCollum. He married Marilyn Himes Aderman on June 5, 1993.

He retired in 1998 after many years as a superintendent with Carpenters Union Local No. 1329 of Kansas City, Mo. He was a member of First Church of God in Independence, Mo., and the Central Illinois Game Fowl Association. He raised game chickens, and enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife; sons, Brian McCollum of Idaho, Steve and his wife Sandy Aderman of Bates City, Mo., and Doug and his wife Julie Aderman of Farina; brother, Gerald and his wife Frances McCollum of Independence, Mo.; sisters, Jane Allin of Harrisonville, Mo., and Mary Jo Spake of Independence, Mo.; eight grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Jewel and Thelma; and brother, Melvin.

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