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CHEZUM, Ralph S. 1916-2004


Posted By: Debbie Nash (email)
Date: 2/29/2004 at 18:26:06

Fairfield Daily Ledger
February 27, 2004


Ralph S. CHEZUM, 87, of 114 S. 17th St., died at 3:05 a.m. today, Friday, Feb. 27, 2004, at Jefferson County Hospital.

The funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Behner Funeral Home & Crematory, with the Rev. Norman Channel officiating. Burial, with military rites, will be at Memorial Lawn Cemetery.

Family visitation will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

Mr. CHEZUM was born Dec. 4, 1916, in Fairfield, the son of Glen and Minnie ARNOLD CHEZUM. He married Margie Kathleen LOE July 6, 1940, in Memphis, Mo. She died Oct. 26, 1994.

Mr. CHEZUM lived most of his life in the Fairfield community. He graduated from Fairfield High School in 1934.

He was a veteran of the United States Army. He served in World War II.

Mr. CHEZUM was the superintendent of the Fairfield Water Department for more than 20 years.

He was a member of the Fairfield Radio Club.

Survivors include one son, Jerry CHEZUM and wife Karen of Jefferson City, Mo.; one daughter, Janice LEDGER and husband Virgil of Brighton; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Don CHEZUM of Galesburg, Ill., and John CHEZUM of Viola, Ill.; and three sisters, Emma YEOMAN of Fairfield, Ruth SCHNEIDER also of Fairfield and Betty MOWERY of Rock Island, Ill.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by one brother, Harry CHEZUM; and two sisters, Ethel Mae CHEZUM, Mary Wanda CHEZUM; and one grandson.

Admin. note: Buried in Lot Devotion A 202 - space 5. Wife Margie died in 1994 and is buried beside him in space 6.


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