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Dwight Clum


Dwight R. Clum, 73, formerly of Hiawatha, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Maple Wood Alzheimer Special Care Center in Springfield, Mo.
Dwight was born April 15, 1941, in Chanute, the son of Walter D. and Velda Luella (Negley) Clum. He grew up in Humboldt and graduated from Humboldt High School in 1959. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Pittsburg State University.
On June 6, 1965, Dwight married Jo Ann Coltrane, his high school sweetheart, in Humboldt. They made their home in Chanute where he taught at Hutton Elementary and then served as principal at Lincoln Elementary. In 1971, they moved to Hiawatha where Dwight served as principal of Hiawatha Elementary until he retired in 1996. They moved to Springfield in 2010.
Dwight enjoyed golfing, gardening, boating and camping. He had been active in the Hiawatha Lion’s Club, Kansas Association of Elementary School Principals and Kansas Association of Retired School Personnel.
Survivors include wis wife of 49 years, Jo Ann Clum; two sons, Gregory Clum and wife Jill, Lenexa, and Stephen Clum and wife Valerie, Springfield, Mo.; Two brothers, Arnold Clum and wife Sonja, Arvada, Colo., and Duane Clum and wife Charlotte, Chanute; and nine grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Lyle Clum .
Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel, Iola. Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the chapel. Burial will be at LaHarpe Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Trinity United Methodist Church, 105 S. 3rd St., Hiawatha, KS 66434 or Wesley United Methodist Church, 922 W. Republic Rd., Springfield, Mo. 65807.
Memorial gifts may be left with the Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel, which is in charge of arrangements. To sign the guestbook online or leave a condolence, go to


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