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Raymond Richard McCollum November 14, 1928 – January 1, 2020

Raymond Richard McCollum, 91, passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at his home in Mendon, MO.  A private family burial will be held in Asbury Cemetery in Keytesville, MO at a later date.

Raymond was born on November 14, 1928 in Dupo, IL, the son of Albert W. and Lois Ellen (Cleveland) McCollum.  On September 7, 1948 he was united in marriage to Thelma Jean Hamilton in Brunswick, MO.  Together they were blessed with ten children, Richard, Kenneth, Della, Charles, Randy, Judy, Michael, Mark, Kerry, and Sherry.  Thelma preceded him in death on April 27, 2001.

Raymond was a truck driver for more than 35 years until his retirement in 1986.  Raymond loved spending time with his friends and family and enjoyed deer hunting.

He is survived by eight children, Richard McCollum and his wife Sue of Mendon, MO, Kenneth McCollum of Keytesville, MO, Della Jean Wolfe and her husband Randy of Pattonsburg, MO, Judy Lentz and her husband David of Sumner, MO, Michael McCollum of Keytesville, MO, Mark McCollum and his wife Phyllis of Marceline, MO, Kerry McCollum and his wife Teresa of Moberly, MO, and Sherry McCollum of Liberty, MO; nineteen grandchildren, Lori Mauzey, Brett McCollum, Gabe McCollum, Eric McCollum, Randy Wolfe Jr., Mark Wolfe, Charles McCollum, Beth McCollum, Brian McCollum, Tammy McCollum, Joseph McCollum, Mike Lentz, Angela Smith, Zach McCollum, Amanda Koehn, Alex McCollum, Luke McCollum, Reagan McCollum-Harrold, and Raleigh McCollum-Harrold; twenty-three great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.

Raymond was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma; two sons, Charles McCollum and Randy McCollum; three siblings, Ida Mae Greninger, Billy McCollum, and Jenny McCollum; and one great-grandchild, Haley Jo McCollum.


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