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Clara Kathleen Corum

March 26, 1932 — March 14, 2020

Clara Kathleen Corum, age 87, died Saturday March 14, 2020, surrounded by her
family, after a short illness in Jackson, TN. She was born March 26, 1932 in
Knoxville, TN to Lloyd Thomas Young and Anna Mae Jackson Young. She was
married to the love of her life, Dixon Corum for 61 years. Kathleen retired from
Lambuth Memorial United Methodist Church, where she taught pre-school and
enjoyed working with children immensely. After retiring, she began to work as a
caregiver to the elderly, helping with many sweet people, whom she considered family.
She volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and was an ambassador of Brookdale.
Kathleen loved cooking for her family, sewing and yard work. She was a member of
Northside United Methodist Church and loved bible study and visiting with her
church friends Luanna, Marsha, and Rhonda, whom she loved dearly.
She is survived by two sons: David (Susan) Corum of Kenneth Sq., PA and
Tilman (the late Phoebe) Corum Jr. of Jackson, TN; one brother: Howard Young of
Knoxville, TN; seven grandchildren: Jennifer Eddie (Jason) of Jackson, TN, Lori
Sharp (Eric) of Medina, TN, Sara Corum (Josh McClurkan) of Memphis, TN, Sam
Corum of Rockville, MD, Ben Corum and Tom Corum of Kenneth Sq., PA, and Charlie Corum, along
with eight great grandchildren: Emilee Markham, Brady Markham, Ella Sharp, Eli
Sharp, Cooper Tate, Aiden Tate, Duncan Corum, Jonathan Eddie and the late Mack
Markham III. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband: Tilman Dixon Corum Sr., daughter: Elaine
Corum Fletcher, three brothers: Tom Young, Bill Young, and JB Young; and four sisters:
Agnes Smith, Ernie Shelton, Dorothy Waller and Georgian Sisson.
She was also blessed with two wonderful caregivers Marian Johnson and Pearl
Pallbearers to serve are Charlie Corum, Sam Corum, Ben Corum, Eric Sharp, Jason
Eddie and Josh McClurkan. Honorary Pallbearer is Tom Corum.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000
Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148.
Services: Family will be receiving friends on Thursday March 19, 2020 from 11:00A.M. to 1:00P.M.
at Arrington Funeral Directors with Funeral following at 1:00P.M. with Dr. Don Thrasher officiating.
Burial will follow in Highland Memorial
Gardens Cemetery.
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Thursday, March 19, 2020

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