Rhonda went to be with our Lord & Savior on January 30, 2020. She was born and raised in Oklahoma City by her parents Marion Clifton & Rosetta Clifton (Riggs). She graduated from U.S. Grant High School, later attending Mid America Christian University and Southwestern Christian University where she studied finance and music. Rhonda had many career ventures, working namely for the Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Aviation Administration, but her true passion was always music. On Dec 27, 1991 she married Forrest “Rich” Schrum in OKC and the two later settled in Newcastle, OK. Rhonda was a tax accountant and owned her own tax consulting practice. She loved music and traveling of any sort. She enjoyed going on Caribbean cruises, taking trips to Germany and Italy, as well as traveling around the USA. Rhonda visited Liberia for a few months with her missionary aunt, sharing her musical talents, where she was known through the villages as “the blonde lady”. Rhonda and Rich hosted foreign exchange students, helping them to assimilate into the American culture. Rhonda was a loving wife, caring mother and grandmother, with a warm spirit and caring attitude. Rhonda will be eternally remembered and memories of her will be cherished.
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She was preceded in death by her
Biological Father, Raymond Grace and Sister Brenda, Clifton, Smith
She is survived and will be greatly missed by her:
Parents; Marion Clifton and Rosetta (Riggs) Clifton, loving husband of 27 years Rich Schrum
Sister; Glenda Higgins
Sons; Matthew Goodner and wife Felicia; Mark Nelson and wife Maureen
Daughters; Michelle Schrum, Marcia Schrum, Deadra and husband Alvin Taylor
Grandchildren; Annaka Goodner, Beckham Goodner, Daevin Taylor, Tayson Taylor, Ian Nelson, and Hayden Nelson;
As well as many extended family members and friends.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to ALK Positive (alkpositive.org), a patient-driven support group, dedicated to advancing research and advocacy to change the future of ALK-Positive Lung Cancer.