Gail Clum, 77, Conway Springs: Nov. 10, 1935 – Sept. 19, 2013

092013-obit-Gail-ClumWICHITA – Gail N. Clum, 77,  of Conway Springs, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice at Via Christi-St Francis, Wichita, Kan. He was a banker at Overbrook for 10 years of his banking career.

He was born Nov. 10, 1935, at Anson, Kan., to Alfred Clem Clum and Frieda Maurine Woodson Clum. Gail grew up on the family farm two miles west of Anson and attended Anson public school. He attended Conway Springs High School and graduated with the class of 1953.  He continued his education at the University of Kansas and later received his Bachelor of Administration from Wichita State University in 1958.

He joined the Kansas Air National Guard in June 1958 and served until September 1964.

Gail was united in marriage to Rose Marie Roth on Dec. 27, 1958, at Wellington, Kan.  They made their first home in Wichita following their marriage.

Gail began working at Cessna Aircraft, in Wichita, in the personnel department. Two years later he started in the financial field where he worked for Allstate Finance, managing a local office in Wichita. He soon became the loan officer for Boulevard State Bank before working for the Haysville State Bank.

Gail moved his family from Wichita to Topeka in 1981 and became the senior officer for Merchants National Bank, Topeka. He later served as president for the State Bank in Pleasanton for two years before concentrating on working for banks in financial trouble. He was hired by the bank commissioner of the state of Oklahoma to work at the State Bank of Healdton, Okla., for 1-½ years. He also worked at the Kaw Valley State Bank, in Topeka, before serving the Overbrook, Kan., community for 10 years at the Kansas State Bank. He retired from banking in 2001.

He attended the Wakarusa Presbyterian Church, at Wakarusa. He was regional director for the Community Bankers Association and had served on the Consumer Bankers Committee of the American Bankers Association.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant sister, Trisha; three brothers, Edward, Dwight and Brad Clum; a son, Timothy Scott Clum, and Tim’s mother, Rose Marie Clum.

He is survived by four daughters, Teresa Clum, Braithwaite, La., Michelle Clum, Woodland Hills, Calif., Julie Castaneda, Beaumont, Texas, and Christina Clum, San Francisco, Calif.; two brothers, Dwayne Clum, Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., and Dean Clum, Conway Springs, Kan.; two sisters, Joyce Erickson, Waukesha, Wis., and Sue Meyers, Conway Springs; and two grandchildren, Elijah and Athena, and a number of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at the First Christian Church, Conway Springs, with Pastor Bill Nestelroad officiating. Burial will be in Conway Springs Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Ebersole Mortuary, Conway Springs. Online condolences and guest book are available www.ebersolemortuary.com.

Memorials have been established to the Conway Springs High School athletic department or Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice.

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