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Milum, Selma L.

Milum, Selma L.

September 28, 1925 — October 21, 2020

The precious soul of Selma Milum, 95 years, a servant of the Lord slipped peacefully into eternal glory at The Baptist Home in Chillicothe, MO on October 21, 2020.

Selma (nickname Cherie) was born to Dorothy Grove-Orchard and Earl Orchard on September 28, 1925 in Birch Tree, Missouri. Growing up during the Great Depression in the small town of Birch Tree was a good experience. She enjoyed her high school years and was baptized as a young teenager in the Jacks Fork River.

Selma married Navy Pilot Glen V. Milum in 1944 and like many war brides was proud of her husband in uniform. Their first child Glenda Louise was born in 1947, a second baby Sandra Linnell in 1949 and third baby girl, Denise Joyce in 1954. Selma and Glen were married 70 years before his passing in 2015.

Selma’s family and church were everything to her. She served the Lord teaching in the Youth Department as well as many years teaching Vacation Bible School at Ruskin Heights Baptist Church in the Kansas City-Hickman Mills community. The couple moved to John Knox Village in Lee’s Summit, MO in 1993 where Selma became active in DAR Prairie Chapter in 1997 and also volunteered in the chaplain’s office at John Knox Village. Selma’s career was Administrative Assistant to Kevin Kast, Vice President Baptist Memorial Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri where she retired after 25 years.

Along with their daughters Selma and Glen’s family tree includes 3 grandchildren, Dr. Lon Cullen of Hoover, AL, (Jill), Kamber Stroup-Frost of Belton, MO, and Summer Wiley (Scott) of Lee’s Summit, MO and 8 great-grandchildren, Drayton Cullen of Austin, TX (Melanie), Kassidy Cullen of Hoover, AL, Elijah Burchell of Hoover, AL, Isaiah Simmons of Belton, Missouri, Oakley Frost and Harry Frost of Belton, MO and Carter Wainwright and Hope Wiley of Lee’s Summit, MO. Selma leaves one brother, Bud Orchard, living with his daughter and son-in-law Holly and Michael Beyer of Blue Springs, MO.

Selma was preceded in death by her daughter Glenda in 2018 and her great grandson Matthew Glen Frost in 2020. Along with her daughters she also leaves 2 sons-in-law, Frank Woodside (Sandra) and Wayne Parsons (Denise). Selma was very close to her nephew Mike Shirley and his wife Kathy of Smithville and will be missed by many loved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Selma’s passing was at the height of the 2020 Corona Virus pandemic and no family or friends were allowed in the Nursing Home in order to control the virus. However, she had so many friends at The Baptist Home her friends, caretakers and Pastor Steve Mosely were by her side as she stepped into Glory.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests love offerings to The Baptist Home, 500 Baptist Home Lane, Chillicothe, Missouri 64601.

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In lieu of flowers the family suggests love offerings to The Baptist Home, 500 Baptist Home Lane, Chillicothe, Missouri 64601.

Milum, Selma L.'s Guestbook

Your mother has left a wonderful legacy for her family. I appreciated reading her obituary and learning of her love for the Lord Jesus Christ and of being his servant. My prayers are with your family as you go through grieving the loss of your loved one. I know that the Lord will comfort your hearts and give you peace during this time. You were so blessed to have such wonderful Christian parents. I look forward to getting to know Sandy better as a member of the Fort Osage Daughters of the American Revolution. God bless.

Christine Ann Hughes

Selma (Cherie, the name I always remember her by) and Glen were very dear friends. I’ll always miss them. But I’ll continue to remember them, being thankful for their friendship and their wonderful Christian example to everyone.

George Lightfoot

Our dear sweet Selma’s smile was a ray of sunshine through the years she was at TBH. I loved visiting her and we would always laugh a lot. Although she might have been feeling discouraged, we always found something positive to talk about. She especially enjoyed the Book Club, and her history of delivering books at a John Knox was neat. We shared so many memories and I am a better person from knowing her. She was a blessing and is now in Heaven with Glenn and Glenda with no pain or suffering.

Darlene Hughes

She was such a joy to have here at The Baptist Home. I loved teasing with her, especially the new car we got her. She was so proud of that car! I also loved watching her do her puzzle and telling her to use her left hand too. When she saw me coming she would switch to her left hand! We had many laughs together, and even a few tears. Thank you for giving us the privilege to care for her!

Steven Moseley

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