Woods M. Crum, 95, of rural Virginia, died Thursday, April 26, 2012, at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville.
He was born Feb. 5, 1917, in Springfield, the son of Reuel and Lula Beatrice Woods Crum. He married Mary Emma Blohm on Nov. 1, 1959, in Beardstown, and she preceded him in death March 22, 2008.
He is survived by two nephews, Reuel Crum (wife, Brenda) and family of rural Virginia and James Crum of Jacksonville; several nieces and nephews by marriage; and several devoted caregivers. He was preceded in death by his brother, Charles Crum.
Mr. Crum was a lifelong grain and livestock farmer in Cass and Morgan counties and was a member of the Cass-Morgan Farm Bureau. He was a member of the Virginia United Methodist Church and a former member and past president of the Virginia Kiwanis Club. In past years, Woods was elected to the Cass County Board and Virginia Township Trustee. He was a former board member and president of the Cass County Fair Association and was named to the Cass County Board of Review. He maintained a long-standing interest in Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville, where he was the last surviving member of the Trustees which oversaw the construction of the new hospital building. A devoted master mason, Woods held long term membership and many leadership positions with Virginia Lodge 544 A.F. & A.M., Adah Robinson Chapter Order of Eastern Star, Valley of Springfield Scottish Rite and Zingabad Grotto.
Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Virginia United Methodist Church in Virginia with burial at Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Virginia. The family will meet friends at the church from 1:30 p.m. Tuesday until the time of services. Masonic rites will be conducted at the cemetery in conjunction with the committal services. Memorial gifts are suggested to Cass County Fair Association or Passavant Area Hospital. Condolences may be left online at www.buchanancody.com. The Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Virginia is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in Jacksonville Journal-Courier on Apr. 29, 2012