Beverly Grace Schrum

Visitation Tuesday June 4, 2019 5:00 PM to 7:00 AM Behner Funeral Home & Crematory, Fairfield, Iowa
Funeral Service Wednesday June 5, 2019 10:30 AM Behner Funeral Home & Crematory
Beverly Grace Schrum, age 89 of Fairfield, passed away Thursday, May 30, 2019, at her home.
Visitation for family & friends will be 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at >Behner Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at Behner Funeral Home with Dave Goehring officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery.

In-lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the donor's choice. Cards and memorials may be mailed to Heartland Humane Society. Cards and memorials may be mailed to Sheryl Chapuis, 11787 Route W30, Stockport, Iowa 52651.

Beverly "Bev" was born on February 4, 1930, to Jesse and Grace (Brombaugh) Elmore in Stockport, Iowa. She and her parents lived on a farm through the great depression and the beginning of WWII. In 1944 they moved to Fairfield, Iowa.

Bev married James "Bud" Schrum (formerly of Manning, Iowa) on April 2, 1961, in Barhydt Chapel in Fairfield, Iowa. She had been an executive assistant to the President of Parsons College and this was the college's chapel. They were married for 48 years before Bud passed away on March 31, 2010.

Bev taught business classes at the Cardinal School district for many years and Bud had taught at Fairfield High School for many years as well. Their love of education and students was well known. As Bud was a Veteran and a member of the American Legion Bev became a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

Bev is survived by nieces, nephews and students.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; Bud, two sisters; Wilma Morrison and Donna Philips, and one brother; Kenneth Elmore.

Back: Student Manager Vincent Lyden, Howard Schumann, Norman Arp, Robert Lake, Orrin Welch, Clark Hershman, Wilbur Karsten
Front: Kenneth Jensen, Donald Neal, James "Bud" Schrum, Sam Wiese, Donald Mohr, Verne Koch

1944 MHS graduates: Betty Lou Bauer, Joyce Bingham, Hilda Buschman, Ellen Coleman, Audrey Cramer, Edna Mae Dammann, LeNora Dethlefsen, Betty Lou Ehrichs, Shirley Ehrichs, Allan Grage, Leora Grau, Clifford Hacker, Ruth Hammer, Helen Hansen, Kenneth Jensen, Lyle Joens, Harvey Kienast, Verna Kroeger, Clarence Lamp, Valdean Larsen, Vincent Lyden, Marie Meister, Dale Mohr, Donald Neal, Myna Nissen, Norma Nissen, Rita Nissen, Donna Pahde (salutatorian), Beverly Peters, Shirley Peters, Carl Petersen, Harold Petersen, Lila Ranniger, Burton Rutz, Gerald Schroeder, James Schrum, Ray Schrum, Eleanor Sutherland (valedictorian), Agatha Stangl, Alys Thompson, Lois Weinbrandt, Jeanette Weiskircher, Lucille Wegner, Sam Wiese

1944 former students: Glenn Anthony, Olivia Bueltel, Jerome Callender, Norman Ehlers, Robert Free, Patricia Fritz, Merlin Fuss, Lester Hargens, Ralph Hargens, Donald Joens, LeRoy Joens, Naomi Joens, Harold Juels, Arthur Kuhn, Evans Kuhn, Robert Lake, Elverda Lamp, Mary Lippold, Amos Lohmeier, Raymond Lohmeier, Shirley Moeller, Donald Nickum, Lawrence Nickum, Mae Ann Ostermeyer, S. John Rapp, Jr., Franklin Rice, Betty Jane Schieffer, Merlin Sievers, Bernard Soppe, Beverly Stevens, Berdene Stoelk, Harvey Thomsen, Kenneth Weinhart

Back: Coach C.W. Steneker, Alvin Kuhse, Charles "Tuffie" Schumann, Louis Muhlbauer, Paul Behrens, Harold Schmidt, Bill Sibbel, Leo Rostermundt, John Keane, Pat Miller, Student Manager Vincent Lyden
Middle: Kenny Pfannkuch, Robert Lake, James "Bud" Schrum, Don Mohr, Sam Wiese, Allen Grage, Don Neal, Don Nickum, Clark Hershman
Front: Norman Arp, Howard Schumann, Clifford Hacker, Gerald Schroeder, Kenneth Jensen, Verne Koch, Willie Hoffman, Orrin Welch, Ray Schrum

1943 First Team
Backfield: Don Mohr, Don Neal, Don Nickum, Kenny Jensen
Line: Clifford Hacker, Robert Lake, Gerald Schroeder, James "Bud" Schrum, Howard Schumann, Kenneth Pfannkuch, Sam Wiese

James Schrum top row

James D. Schrum
Serial Number 17116947; Enlisted Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, December 7, 1944; Private, Air Corps, Reserves

Manning Monitor articles ------ 1945

Schrum to take AAF Exams
Pvt. James Schrum, son of N. C. Schrum, Rt. 2 Manning, has reported to Keesler Field, Biloxi, Miss., to take the Army Air Forces Training Command examination to determine his qualifications as a pre-aviation cadet.

Appreciates Paper Dear Sirs:
This is to let you know that I am receiving the Monitor and enjoying it thoroughly. I look forward to it every Monday morning. I wish to thank the American Legion and you for sending it to me, along with countless others. I really appreciate a touch of home, even in the "wonderful" south.

I am now going to A. M. school here at Keesler Field. It is not very hard and is interesting work most of the time. Only 7 more weeks and I am through with the basic course. I hope summer isn't over by the time I get back to see all my friends. Looks like it may be though.

This is not a hard life by any means, only one hour of P. T. a day and six hours of school. There are a lot of places to go-here, there and nowhere.
This is to the people who I don't write to "Hello", or How are you all? Thank you again for sending the Monitor.
Jim Schrum.

James D. Schrum

James D. Schrum, 83 of 200 E. Kirkwood St. Fairfield, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at the Ottumwa Regional Hospital in Ottumwa, Iowa.

Family visitation will Sunday, April 4, 2010, from 5 p.m.-7 p.m., with Masonic rights at 5 p.m. at the Behner Funeral Home. The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 5, 2010, at the Behner Funeral Home. Burial with military honors will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery. Due to Easter weekend, the funeral home will be open 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday and 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. on Sunday.

James D. "Bud" Schrum was born June 3, 1926, in Murdock (Cass County), Nebraska to Nicholas Carston and Martha May (Longstreth) Schrum. He married Beverly Elmore on April 2, 1961, at Barhydt Chapel in Fairfield, Iowa.

James was raised in Manning, Iowa, and graduated from high school in 1944. He attended Cornell College in Mt. Vernon and then entered into the U.S. Army Air Force and was honorably discharged in October 1946. He continued his education at Parson's College in Fairfield where he graduated in 1951 and the University of Iowa where he received a Masters' Degree in European History in 1954. Later he attended the University of Nebraska. James taught at Shenandoah High School, Parson's College and then went on to teach and coach at Packwood. He then taught at Pleasant Plain and in 1962 he taught at Fairfield Community Schools where he continued until retirement. After retirement, his love of teaching continued and he taught at Indian Hills Community College and Buena Vista.

His hobbies included trains, gardening and woodworking, which began with building their home.

James served as chairman of the Jefferson County Service Committee for many years and for 11 years he also served on the SHIIP Program counseling Medicare recipients. He was a member of Elks Lodge #1192, American Legion 40-8 and VFW, Fairfield Clinton Masonic Lodge #15 and Fairfield Shrine Club, Davenport Consistory and KAABA Shrine and was a 32nd degree Mason.

James is survived by his wife, 1 sister, Sally Donnelly of Hills City, Kansas and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded by his parents, 1 brother, Richard and 4 sisters, Lilah Kimes, Lois Knudsen, Verna "Honey" Gunnersons and Leona Larsen.

Memorials can be made to Heartland Humane Society or the donor's choice. Cards and memorials may be sent to 200 E. Kirkwood St. Fairfield, Iowa 52556.

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