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Carrol Statum, 95, Chouteau passed away on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016 in Chouteau. He was born on March 30, 1921 in Van Buren, Ark.; the son of William Douglas Statum and Gladys Parton. In the mid twenties, when Carrol was just a young boy, his family packed up in a wagon pulled by two mules to go to Magum, Oklahoma to pick cotton and then by fall they moved back to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where Carrol attended school. Carrol married Madeleane Froese at the Eden Mennonite Church on May 3, 1942 and then moved to the Mayes county area in 1945. He enjoyed reading and helping people in any way he could. He also looked forward to spending time outdoors, especially when he was fishing or going to the creek. He leaves behind many memories and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral services are 10a.m., Thursday, Aug. 11, at the Eden Mennonite Church with burial following in the Eden Mennonite Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6p.m. until 8p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 10, in the Shipman's Funeral Home Chapel. To leave his family a message, visit his Book of Memories at www.shipmansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Shipman's Funeral & Cremation Service.

Carrol is survived by his two grandsons Stephen and Tish Bradshaw of Chouteau, who also took care of him for the last three years and grandson Brandon Bradshaw of Muskogee; daughter, Mary Muse of Oklahoma City; He is preceded in death by his daughter, Christy Bradshaw and brother, Art Statum.
Published on August 9, 2016
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