Paul Elza Nuzum, age 80, resident of 813 S. National Avenue, Fort Scott, died Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009, at Fort Scott Manor.
He was born March 14, 1929, in Bourbon County, Kan., the son of George Guy Nuzum and Myrtle May Jones Nuzum.
Paul was retired military and also worked for Bourbon County in road maintenance.
He married Grace Maxine Mobley who preceded him in death in 1985.
He married Marilyn Ferguson Ward on Dec. 20, 1986, in Fort Scott.
He was a veteran having served with the United States Marines.
Paul was a member of the Parkway Church of God Holiness and a lifetime member of the Olson Frary Burkhart Post No. 1165 Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.
Survivors include his wife Marilyn, of the home; one daughter, Nancy Paulette Sivcovich and husband Ken, Orange City, Calif.; and a brother, Dan Nuzum, Wichita, Kan.
Also surviving are three grandsons, Kyle, Kenny and Kellen Sivcovich.
He was preceded in death by eight brothers and one sister.
Pastor Mark Stetler will conduct graveside services at 11 a.m., Tuesday in the U. S. National Cemetery.
Military honors will be conducted by the Post No. 1165 V. F. W.
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m., Tuesday until leaving for the cemetery in the Cheney Witt Chapel.
Memorials are suggested to the Parkway Church of God or Fort Scott Manor Activity Fund and may be sent to Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kansas 66701.
Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at www.cheneywitt.com.