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Mary Louise Crum, age 79, of Jefferson City, formerly of Vienna, passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2010, in St. Joseph's Home, Jefferson City.
Mary was born April 13, 1930, at Holdenville, Oklahoma, a daughter of Wilford and Elsie (Snodgrass) Terrill. Mrs. Crum had been in failing health for some time. Mrs. Crum was united in marriage on February 14, 1948, at Jefferson City, to Cleon Gifford Crum and to this union, one daughter was born. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Linda Kay (Crum) Hemmelgarn on May 25, 1998; and her parents. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Jefferson City, and prior to moving to Jefferson City, was a member of the Vienna United Methodist Church. Mrs. Crum was employed for 34 years with Construction Industries Laborer Fund as an insurance clerk prior to her retirement. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, all forms of needlework, her computer and especially playing games. Mrs. Crum was a devoted and loving wife and mother and was always diligent in providing for the needs of her family. Those left to mourn the passing of Mrs. Crum include: her husband, Cleon Crum of the home in Jefferson City and other relatives and friends. Precious memories of Mrs. Crum will remain in the hearts of her dear family and all who knew and loved her. Funeral services were conducted for Mrs. Crum at 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 26, 2010, in the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes, with Rev. Karen Alden, Vienna United Methodist Church, and Rev. Mark Dumas, First United Methodist Church, Jefferson City, officiating. Two favorite hymns of "Beyond the Sunset" and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" were sung for the funeral service. Interment was in the Vienna Public Cemetery under the direction of the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes. Active pallbearers for Mrs. Crum were Bill Honse, Raymond Honse, Tom Finn, Donnie Finn, Steve Honse, and Dan Yaeger. Honorary pallbearers were James Honse, Jeffery Honse, Lawrence Buschmann, Dan Honse, Gary Finn, and Jim James. Memorials are suggested per the wishes of the family with envelopes available at the Vienna Office of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes.