Theodore “Ted” E. Byrum, Kimberling City, Mo., son of William and Edna (Nuss) Byrum, was born June 30, 1946 in Dodge City, Kan., and departed this life on April 22, 2018, at the age of 71.
Ted had been a resident of the area for 10 years, moving here from Lewis, Kan. He was a Postmaster for the U.S. Mail Service.
He was a member of the Peace Lutheran Church in Hollister, Mo. Ted served his country proudly in the United States Navy. He was a member of VVA 913 of Branson, Mo.
Ted was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include, his wife, Carla Byrum of Kimberling City, Mo.; son, Matthew Byrum and wife, Nicole of Plato, Mo.; daughter, Angela Metzger and husband, Nathan of Hollister, Mo.; two brothers, Alvin A. Byrum and wife, Gloria of Columbia, Mo., and Gary Byrum and wife, Rose of Las Cruces, N.M.; sister, Julie Lee and husband, Ben of Wichita, Kan.; two grandchildren, Glenn Metzger and Maura Metzger; and a host of other family and friends.
Celebration of Life for Ted will be held Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Stumpff Funeral Chapel Kimberling City, Mo. with Pastor Emil Bartos officiating. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been set up to contribute electronically. https://www.gofundme.com/ted-byrum-memorial-fund. A Celebration of Life will also be held at a later date in Hutchinson, Kan.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Stumpff Funeral Home
65 Comfort Lane
Kimberling City, MO 65686
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, April 26, 2018