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FAE FRANCIS McCOLLUM, 90, of Arcola, IL passed away at 11:13 P.M. on Friday, January 12, 2018 at Shelbyville Manor in Shelbyville, IL.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the Edwards Funeral Home. Rev. Kent Conover will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Fae was born on December 10, 1927 in Loudon Township, Fayette County, IL. She was the daughter of Lemual Francis and Florence (Hogge) Wood. She married Ray Eugene McCollum on May 4, 1947 in Shelby County. He passed away on March 14, 1984.
She is survived by four children; Jerry McCollum and his wife Dee of Ellsworth, WI, Richard McCollum and his wife Judith of Eureka, IL, Doug McCollum and his wife Robin of Filson, IL and Brenda Barringer and her husband Sid of Shelbyville, IL; six grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ray, one son Ronald Lynn McCollum and two grandchildren, Matthew Ryan McCollum and Davey Plunk, three infant siblings, two brothers, Don Wood and Dale Wood, one sister, Flora Belle Klauser and several nieces and nephews
Fae attended Tower Hill High School. She was a member of the Odd Fellow Rebecca Lodge and Life Pointe Church in Arcola, IL. She enjoyed her flowers, gardening, sewing, helping other people, and her pets.
In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lincolnland Hospice or Arcola Food Pantry.
Published on January 18, 2018
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