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Mary Ellen Dum, 58, died January 24, 2017 at her home in Muskogee. She was born June 13, 1958 in Okmulgee, Oklahoma to Raymond O. and Edith (Womack) Rhodes. In 1976, she graduated from Yale High School in Yale, Oklahoma where she was president and valedictorian of her class. Mary continued her education at Northeastern State University graduating in 1980.
Mary was preceded in death by one son, John Dum; siblings, John, George, Margie and Linda; her parents, Raymond and Edith Rhodes; Wilda Rhodes, Jim Sr. and Jean Dum.
She is survived by her husband of 36 years and five months, Jim Dum Jr.; children, Emily and Brian Ledgerwood, Caitlin and Christopher Peperone, Jim Dum III, and Matt and Nikki VanDumm; grandchildren, Mathias and Luke VanDumm and Grace Ledgerwood; siblings, Terry, Dan, Jim, Tom, Bonnie, Marian, Cyndy, VA Work Family and many friends.
A Rosary will be at 7:00 p.m. Monday, January 30, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Funeral service arrangements are under the direction of Foster-Petering Funeral Home. Condolences to the family may be made online at www.foster-petering.com.
Published on January 28, 2017
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