Erma Jewell Byrum, mother of the Rev. David Byrum senior pastor of First UMC in Valparaiso, Ind., died Thursday, March 25, 2010. A memorial service was held March 29 at Grace UMC, in Franklin with the Rev. Bob Coleman presiding. Survivors include: husband, Jack M. Byrum of Franklin; a daughter, Kathy J. Phelps of Somerset, Ky.; two sons, David M. Byrum of Valparaiso and Douglas M. Byrum of South Lyon, Mich.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Condolences can be sent to the Rev. David Byrum, First United Methodist Church, 103 Franklin Street, Valparaiso, IN 46383. Memorial contributions can be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 1300 E. Adams Drive, Franklin, IN 46131.