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Peter John McCallum 1860-2015
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Peter John McCallum 1860-2015

TOPEKA — Peter John McCallum, 55, died in Topeka on Dec. 7, 2015. Born Nov. 14, 1960, in Rock Springs, Wyo., he was the son of Norman McCallum and Marjorie (Hudspith) McCallum Harrington.
Peter moved with his family to Great Bend where he attended school from Kindergarten through high school.  He graduated from Great Bend High School in 1978 and from Barton County Community College in 1980 with his associates degree.
Peter worked in Salina, California, Wichita, Great Bend, and Topeka where he made many wonderful, close and lifelong friends. His interests included acting, movie going, and sports.  He was an avid sports fan and loved following KU basketball, Great Bend Panther football, the KC Chiefs, and the Royals.  He loved dogs especially his two dogs Frannie and Cha Chi.  
Peter was preceded in death by his father, Norman McCallum and his mother, Marjorie McCallum Harrington.  He is survived by his sisters Brenda Kelley and her husband Tom of Grand Junction, Colo., and Rosalind Neeland and her husband Dennis of Great Bend, nieces Suzanne Smith and her husband Christopher of Aurora, Colo. and Hillary Emerson and her husband Aaron of Great Bend, nephews Sean Kelley of Dover, Del. and Graham Neeland and his wife Alex of Tonganoxie, as well as five great nieces and nephews, Sarah and Joshua Smith and Elaine, Oliver and Avery Emerson.  He is also survived by step sisters Joan Harrington of Great Bend, and Norma Hodges of Kelseyville, Calif. and step brother Gerald Harrington of Russell.
A memorial graveside service will be held at the Great Bend Cemetery on Sat., Mar. 19, 2016, at 2 p.m. with a reception following at The Front Door, 1615 10th Street in Great Bend.
Peter will always be remembered for his quick wit, his gentle character, and his kind and loving way with people.  We loved him dearly and we will miss him greatly.  Donations may be made to the Golden Belt Humane Society or to Valeo Recovery Center of Topeka, in care of Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at

Funeral arrangements provide by
Bryant Funeral Home**
1425 Patton Rd.
Great Bend, KS 67530
The Great Bend (Kans.) Tribune, Dec. 27, 2015