Dorothy M. Shrum

Dorothy M. Shrum

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Dorothy Mae Shrum of Sheridan passed away on December 28, at the age of 95.  Dede, as she was known to her friends, was born in Seymour Illinois, and moved with her family to Kansas City, Missouri, as a young girl.  She met and married Howard Shrum, of Lusk, Wyoming, when he was training there as a pilot in the Army Air Corps during WWII.  Following the war, they moved to Sheridan, where Howard continued to fly as a corporate pilot of the Brennan Cattle Company. They bought a ranch on Pass Creek, Montana, in the early 1950’s, ranching until they returned to Sheridan in 1968.Dede was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.  She was preceded in death by her husband Howard, and is survived by her two sons, Howard Shrum of Columbus, Georgia, and Kenneth Shrum, of Miami Beach, Florida, as well as 4 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.Dede was an accomplished artist, and worked at Vacationland Studio for over 40 years in their photography department.  She played the violin and was an avid tennis player in her younger years.  She enjoyed exercise classes at the YMCA until she was 90 years old and in addition to her love of flower gardening was renowned for her cooking and baking expertise.  Dede was a woman of faith and a very important part of her life was being a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Sheridan for over 70 years. She served on church committees and participated in charity work with her congregation .A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 4th, at 11:00 am at the Presbyterian Church, with a luncheon reception held directly afterward. Donations in lieu of flowers can be sent to the Presbyterian Ministries Fund at the Presbyterian Church of Sheridan, 2121 Colonial Drive, Sheridan, WY 82801.Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with local arrangements.

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