August 13, 1932 - September 6, 2021
Theron L Collum, 89 of Humboldt passed away Monday, September 6th, 2021, at Neosho Regional Hospital with his loving family by his side. Theron was born August 13th, 1932, in Mulberry, Arkansas, the son of William and Audra (O'Rear) Collum. Theron spent some of his childhood years in Arkansas but in later childhood moved to Ulysses Kansas. At the age of 16 he quit school and began working for Cities Service Gas Company (Williams Pipeline, Southern Star) in the natural gas fields of western Kansas and Oklahoma where he remained for the remainder of his working career. After many moves Theron returned to Humboldt in 1978 where remained for most of the rest of his life. When he wasn't busy working Theron enjoyed anything outdoors, especially hunting and fishing and playing poker. His biggest passion in life was spending time with children and grandchildren. On March 26, 1956, Theron married Betty Reno in Humboldt, they were married for 36 years until her passing on August 8, 1991. On October 4th 1994 Theron Married Janet Suszek in Miami Oklahoma. Theron is survived by: His wife Janet Collum Three sons: Theron Collum II, and spouse Heather Jones of Humboldt KS Tim Collum and spouse Kiley McKee of St George UT Levi Collum Daytona Beach, Florida Four daughters: Teresa Thornhill and her husband Larry Thornhill of Richmond KS Janice Achor and spouse Steve Cox of Petrolia KS. Debi Griffith of Emporia KS Sharon Weeks and husband Mike Weeks of Iola KS. Three step sons: Gary Gillespie and his wife Rose of Kansas City Mo. Scott Gillespie and his wife Cyndi of Clinton Mo. Brice Gillespie of Clinton Mo. Eight Grandchildren Two Great grandchildren 17 step grandchildren 15 step great grandchildren Theron was preceded in death by: his parents, wife Betty, step daughter Betty Tilley, sisters Mary and Ann, brothers: Jesse, Vernon, Eldon, and William. A celebration of life will be held at the First Baptist church in Humboldt Kansas on September 26th 2021 from 2 until 4, followed by a private family service at Mount Hope cemetery. Memorials have been suggested to the Boy Scouts Troop 71 (Chanute Kansas) and may be left with or mailed to the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.countrysideefh.com Services entrusted to Countryside Funeral Home 101 N. Highland, Chanute Ks, 66720.
Theron L Collum, 89 of Humboldt passed away Monday, September 6th, 2021, at Neosho Regional Hospital with his loving family by his side. Theron was born August 13th, 1932, in Mulberry, Arkansas, the son of William and Audra (O'Rear) Collum.... View Obituary & Service Information
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