John Harold HUME

John Harold HUME

Male 1934 - 2005  (70 years)

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  • Name John Harold HUME  [1
    Born 11 Jul 1934  McIntire, Mitchell County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Apr 2005 
    Burial 22 Apr 2005  Waynesville, Pulaski County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • Sunset Memorial Estates
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    _UID F40B1C4681E14CE1A89D496017E9E25F1FEE 
    Buried 22 Apr 2005  Waynesville, Pulaski County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I54238  Clan Home Genealogy
    Last Modified 24 Dec 2011 

    Father Robert A. HUME,   b. 1896, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Gladys Irene WATERS,   b. 1900, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F19705  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Tu Son HWANG,   b. 27 Jul 1936,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 7 May 1965  Seoul, Korea Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 24 Dec 2011 
    Family ID F19945  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Notes 
    • MSG (Ret) John Harold Hume

      John Harold Hume was born July 11, 1934 at McIntire, Iowa in Mitchell County. John was one of twelve children born to the union of the late Robert A. and Gladys (Waters) Hume.

      As a young boy, John and his family moved to Missouri. John graduated from high school in Greentop, near Kirksville.

      Upon graduation, John enlisted in the U.S. Army. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. For his faithful and honorable service to his country, John was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Good Conduct Medal with Bronze Clasp (5 loops), Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, National Defense Service Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm Unit Citation, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, 3 Overseas Service Bars and the Meritorious Service Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster. Master Sergeant Hume retired from active duty in 1980.

      While stationed in Korea, John fell in love with a Korean girl, Tu Son Hwang. Four times he asked her to marry him. After the forth time, she finally accepted his proposal, though she was very nervous about leaving her home land and coming to the United States. John and Tu Son were married on May 7, 1965 in Seoul, Korea. These two people from completely different cultures have been happily married for nearly 40 years.

      After dedicating 28 years to the military, John and Tu Son settled in Buckhorn, Missouri. John worked for several years at Fort Leonard Wood. He loved taking Tu Son trout fishing and mountain hiking, and enjoyed his home and his garden.

      John professed his faith in Jesus Christ on January 16, 1987. On April 19, 2005 he went home to be with his Lord at his home in Buckhorn, Missouri, at the age of 70 years, 9 months and 8 days.

      John will be greatly missed by his wife, Tu Son of the home; five brothers: Robert Hume and his wife, Ann of Charles City, Iowa, Albert Hume and his wife, Edith of Branson, William Hume and his wife, Diane of Laredo, Texas, James Hume and his wife, Celia of El Paso, Texas and Lawrence Hume and his wife, Marie of O?Fallon; three sisters: Marie Bird and her husband, Henry of Princeton, Minnesota, Margaret Lubbert of Riceville, Iowa and Laura Fal and her husband, Joseph of Peculiar along with many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

      John was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother, Charles; his sister: Bernice Miller; sister and brother-in-law: Doris "Peg?"and Kenneth Fee; his brother-in-law: Roy Lubbert and his favorite dog, "Lucky."

      Funeral services were held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, April 22, 2005 in the Waynesville Memorial Chapel with Rev. Wilbur Harbaugh officiating. Recordings of the songs "Amazing Grace" and "I'll Walk With God" were played. Serving as escorts were the United States Army of Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

      Burial with military honors followed in the Sunset Memorial Estates Cemetery with Chaplain (MAJ) Richard Koyama officiating. Military honors were provided by the United States Army of Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Services were under the direction of Waynesville Memorial Chapel.

  • Sources 
    1. [S6] Obituary, Charles City Press, Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S404] Tombstone (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S587] Obituary (Reliability: 3).