OBITUARY

Bud Sturm

June 24, 1950May 1, 2019

Merle Edgar “Bud” Sturm was born on June 24, 1950 and passed away on May 1, 2019 at the age of 68 with this best friend, Maggie, by his side. Bud was a kind soul who maintained relationships with friends and peers from high school, college and his work in Hayes and Osborne, Kansas. He graduated from the University of Kansas with a Master of Social Work. He practiced his area of expertise in the Hayes and Osborne High Plains Mental Health Centers. After returning to Oklahoma he continued to work in the same field with a focus on seeing to the needs of nursing home residents for whom he felt great compassion and caring. Bud spent his years of retirement in Shawnee during which he cared for his Mother, Jo Ellen who lived with him until the time of her death in September 2013. After his mother’s death Bud found more dear friends at the VFW in Shawnee sharpening his pool playing skills. In addition to his Mother, Bud was preceded in death by his father, Merle Edgar Sturm November 1967 and grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins on both sides of the family. He is survived by his sister Debbie Coleman, Joe Coleman and double cousins Sue Drake and Bruce (B.C.) Smith and their families as well as cousins Rhonda Balsey and Lyndell Warren. Bud’s memorial service will be on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Resthaven Funeral Home followed by a gathering at the Shawnee VFW. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Shawnee VFW. Please sign the online guestbook at www.resthavenfh.com.

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Rhonda Balsley

May 6, 2019

I second BC's memories of Fort Cobb. I will miss my cousin. Bud, may you rest in peace. Say hi to everyone. Love you, Rhonda.

Wanda Mcfarland

May 6, 2019

I met Bud 47 years ago. He was a kind soul that I will miss. We had many adventures in our early years, but my favorite was our trip to Colorado. Bud, Cleo, Ed and I rented a RV and traveled to Colorado. It was such an experience that I had never had in my life. We climbed to a place called Wonder View, and it was such a spiritual view that I shared with him. All these youthful memories, will always bring a smile to my heart.

B.C. Smith

May 5, 2019

I'll always remember our childhood at Fort Cobb and the good times we had. I'll miss you very much. B.C.

Rebecca Connolly

May 4, 2019

LARRY TULLYSR

May 4, 2019

WELL I MET BUD ASBOUT 4 YEARS AGO WE BECAME REALLY GREAT FRIENDS AT THE VFW. WHAT A GREAT GUY ALWAYS ASK ME HOW I WAS DOING AND ASK ABOUT MY SON. MAN THIS SURE HURTS MY HEART HE WAS A GOOD POOL SHOOTER EVERYONE AT THE VFW LOVE HIM (R.I.P) MY DEAR FRIEND

Debbie Coleman

May 4, 2019

Bud & Maggie

Debra Coleman

May 4, 2019

Bud & Maggie

Debbie Coleman

May 4, 2019

Debbie Coleman

May 4, 2019

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY