C. G. (Jack) Marcum

C. G. (Jack) Marcum, 85, passed away peacefully at home on January 17, 2012, after battling cancer for the past several years. Jack will be remembered as a warm & caring person. He was a gentle man with a good sense of humor. Jack was a Christian who valued family & friends. He was a man of principle with a strong sense of honesty. He placed people before things, spoke the truth and tried to instill values such as honesty and integrity in others. He enjoyed the simple things in life and loved to fish, golf, read and attend his grandchildren’s activities. Jack served in the Navy during WW II on the USS Boise. He worked most of his life as a tax preparer, manager, teacher and franchise owner with H & R Block. After retirement, he enjoyed traveling with his wife and spending time with family. Jack was born in Cameron, Missouri. He was preceded in death by 2 sisters & 2 brothers. He is survived by his wife, Alice; 2 children, Mike Marcum & Candy DeVries; 3 step-children, David (Violet) Cissna, Tony (Kim) Lewandowski, Lona Lanter; 1 brother, Bill (June) Marcum; 4 nieces, Marlene (Jim) Poppa, Linda Hamm, Pat Best & Janice (Larry) Weinstock; and 10 grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 20, 2012, at 11:30am at Mt. Muncie Cemetery, followed by a luncheon at the Riverfront Community Center, 123 S. Esplanade, Leavenworth, KS. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to St. Luke’s Hospice or Catholic Charities.


  1. Vonda Clevenger on January 23, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Jack was one of my favorites at the Oaks. He was the most kind and caring soul. I have missed and will continue to miss our golf conversation’s.What have they done without you? You kept them all “honest”! Rest in Peace Jack,we all loved ya!

    Alice, I am so sorry for your loss. I was out of town and didn’t find out till 3 days later. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


  2. Corey Clymer on January 19, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Uncle Jack you will be missed. You were always so kind to us kids. MI crooked letter crooked letter I crooked letter crooked letter I humpback humpback I. This is how Uncle Jack taught us how to spell Mississippi. He is one of the few people I have known that respected everyone no matter what age etc.

    Alice know that you are loved and I truly hope you have peace. You are as kind to us as Uncle Jack.

    As Uncle Jack called me
    “Corey Pat”

    • Frank Dorsel III on November 14, 2020 at 5:00 pm

      Lived next door to you in the 50s in St. Joe. Used to play with Mike and David. Candy played with my little sister Ruth. You were always kind and considerate to me You will be missed.

  3. Maria and Don Spain on January 19, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    I worked for Jack for about 16 years.
    I really liked him and we had some good
    times. He was a very good boss.
    I will miss him

  4. Alexis DeVries on January 18, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    May you rest in peace with the angels of heaven you will always be remembered. I love you Grandpa.

  5. Walt and Blanche Clymer on January 18, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Thanks for letting us know about Jack’s death, Alice. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  6. Carmen Alesio on January 18, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    I love you grandpa. Rest in peace.

  7. Eileen and Arlan Murry on January 18, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Peace be with you, Jack. You will be missed.
    Alice, you are a blessed & caring soul.
    Love, Eileen & Arlan

  8. Dan DeVries on January 18, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Iove and miss you Grandpa Jack. I’ll never forget you

  9. Jerry & Lynette on January 18, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Jack – give God some mulligans! You were a good friend.

    Alice – may you find peace soon.

    Love J&L

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