Ima Jean McCollum


Ima Jean McCollum

Ima 'Jean' McCollum was born September 10, 1931, in Cherokee County, Tahlequah, Oklahoma, the daughter of George and Telitha Shirrel. She passed from this life on Thursday July 25, 2019, at the age of 87 years, 10 months and 25 days.
Jean enjoyed life and was actively involved in the 29 Eleven Pentecostal Church. She read her bible and prayed for her family every day. She was married to William L. (Bert) McCollum for 42 years prior to his passing. They both enjoyed raising cattle on their farm, and were super proud of their Grandchildren !
Additionally Jean worked as a Fiscal Officer for 42 years at Cookson Hills Community Action. She enjoyed helping others. Her Co-Workers were like a second family to her.
Some of Jean's favorite activities were attending church and bible study, spending time with her family, traveling, working with her cattle, and spending time with her Schnauzer - Jobie. Jean was gentle and gracious and always had a smile. She never had a cross word to say and loved everyone. Jean touched many lives over the years and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents George and Telitha Shirrel, husband William L. (Bert) McCollum, sisters Billie Parkison, Ruth Frey and Phronie Shirrel, brothers Leonard Shirrel, Rex Shirrel and Phillip Shirrel and one Great Grandson Xander.
Survivors include son Ben McCollum and wife Sherry McCollum of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, daughter Wileta Bliss of Choctaw, Oklahoma, 5 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Monday, August 5, 2019 at the 29 Eleven Church, 3229 South Muskogee AVE, Tahlequah, Oklahoma with pastors Aaron Doan and Terry Stone officiating.
Interment will follow at the Park Hill Cemetery in Tahlequah, Oklahoma under the care of Green Country Funeral Home. Viewing will be Sunday from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Green Country Funeral Home in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. The family will receive friends on Sunday, 2:00 - 4:00 PM.
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Published on July 30, 2019
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Karen Brown
Aug 05, 2019
I just wanted to let you know that Jean was a good friend of mine very first time I attended 29 11 Church asked me to sit with her and we became good friends found out that we were widows we went to a lot of different functions together the ones that were at night we even went to funerals together I didn't know about her friend dying until today but that was unusual because she she would have asked me to go she mentioned him but she didn't tell me that he died anyways we went to the first Widow conference and that's going to be the picture that I'm sending to you I love your mom and I will miss her