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John D. Hume, 73 of Springfield, passed from a life like no other on November 18, 2023.

Following in the footsteps of his father Dr. Jack Hume, and Grandfather Dr. Eugene Hume, John earned a DDS in Dental Surgery from UMKC in 1975. Passionate about his profession, he was an affiliate and officer of several dental groups including: UMKC Dental Alumni Association; President of Springfield Dental Society in 1986 of which an Outstanding Service Award was named for him in 2011; American College of Dentists; American Dental Association; Dentist of the Year in 1992; International College of Dentists when he was made a Fellow in 1993; President of Missouri Dental Association 1994-95 which he received the MDA Distinguished Service Award in 2007. John played an integral role in forming MDIS insurance service for all Missouri dentists, and he served the organization as first president from 1991-95.

John was always very generous with his resources and time by volunteering his services to the Kitchen Dental Clinic; Give Kids A Smile Day; Springfield Public Schools Referral Program; and Special Olympics. For many years he served on the Board of Directors of The Boys & Girls Clubs and supported the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks. He was a proud member of the Sons of the American Revolution and volunteered at the History Museum on the Square.

John is survived by his wife and good friend since first grade, Marianne Davidson aka Dee Dosch and her family; his step-son J.P. Stockton, Amy and their six children; sons Jack and Sean Hume and their mother Shelley; siblings Paul and Vicki Hume, Terry Touhey, Mike Hume, his twin sister Jana and Malcolm Hukriede, Karen Ross, and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

Visitation will begin at 10 am Friday Nov. 24, 2023 with the funeral Mass to begin at 11 am all at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2200 W. Republic Rd. followed by burial service at Resurrection Cemetery, 4677 W. Division.

Memorial donations may be made to a favorite charity of John’s or to Alzheimer’s Research. Condolences and online register book entries can be left at

Lohmeyer Funeral Home is taking care of the final arrangements.