Carol Clum

September 19, 1946 - January 20, 2022
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Carol Clum passed away peacefully on January 20, 2022 at the age of 75, in her hometown of Lima, OH with family by her side.

Carol was born on September 19, 1946 to the late Keith and Frances Bennington in Lyons, Ohio. In June 1964, Carol married Jerry L. Clum, Sr. who preceded her in death. They met as teenagers and were married for 48 years. She now rests in peace with her high school sweetheart. Carol was a Den mother for the Cub Scouts and she received a degree in Education from The Ohio State University, Lima Campus. She was the Office Manager at Bullock Garages / Clum International Sales, Inc. for 20 years.

She is survived by her three sons, Jerry L. Clum, Jr. (DeLena), Bryan Clum, Chad Clum (Elizabeth), and eight grandkids, Heather, Sky, Trey, Maxine, Saria, Madie, Ashton, Quinn, three great grandchildren, Finnley, Kanon and Indie as well as her brother Steve Bennington (Brenda), sister Betty Ferris, sister-in-law Peggy Kincaid (Wally), and her loving dog Oreo.

Private family services will be held, and burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

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Born: September 19, 1946
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Tammy posted on 1/24/22

I would like to share that it was Thursday night (1/20/22) going into Friday morning that I could not sleep and was up on my phone. Not one to be on social media and for no particular reason that I knew of at that time I was searching the names Carol Clum, Jerry Clum Sr. + Jr, Bryan Clum and Chad Clum on Facebook late in the night. It was even then, that God had you on His mind and put you on my heart. It wasn’t until late evening on Friday that I got the sad news of Aunt Carols passing. What stands out to me most about Aunt Carol was her smile and laughter at all our family get togethers. As well as, how proud she was of all her children and spoke highly of each one. The last time I saw Aunt Carol was when Uncle Jerry passed. I visited her home about a week later with my then 11 yr old daughter, 6 year old son and 3 year old daughter. Aunt Carol had never met any of my children but welcomed them with open arms and treated them as if she had known them for years. She made them up treat bags before we left which they were all very grateful for. Such a tender and big heart she had and was very present and undistracted when we stopped by. This speaks a lot to me of her character. May God comfort all of you and give you strength as you grieve. The Lord is close to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit (Psalm 34:18). Call on the Name of Jesus that He may sustain you. Love, Tammy


Putnam Co Hospice posted on 1/24/22

The Staff of Putnam Co Hospice sends our deepest sympathy for your loss. We will keep Carol and all her family and friends in our thoughts and prayers.


Louie & Kirstie Boughan posted on 1/23/22

Louie and I are so sorry to hear of Carols passing. Please know that we are thinking of the family.


Susie Heffner-Hanson posted on 1/23/22

Peggy, So sorry for the loss of your sister. Know that you and Wally and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Susie Heffner Hanson


Susie Heffner-Hanson posted on 1/23/22

Peggy, So sorry for the loss of your sister. Know that you and Wally and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Susie Heffner Hanson


Jerry Clum posted on 1/22/22

Love you mom. Rest in peace and we will all be seeing you and dad in the future