Ruth M. Bumgardner

Born in Patton, Maine on May 21, 1921

Departed on April 9, 2016 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Ruth Marshall Bumgardner
On April 9, 2016, Ruth Marshall Bumgardner went to join the Lord and her beloved “Bummy”.
She was born on May 21st 1921, the youngest daughter of Joseph Henry Marshall and Lucinda Francis Boynton Marshall.
In 1938 she graduated from Presque Isle High School, in Presque Isle Maine and then received her degree in business from Maine School of Commerce/Husson University Bangor, Maine.
In 1942 Ruth enlisted in the United States Navy. She received her training at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina and later stationed at Seattle Naval Hospital, in Seattle, Washington, where she was a Pharmacist’s Mate 1st Class. While in Seattle, Ruth met the love of her life, Lt. William Allen Bumgardner. After the war they were married and returned to Wheeling, West Virginia, where they raised their three daughters. While living in Wheeling, Ruth was a member of Vance Memorial Presbyterian Church. The Kings Daughters and the Twig. She enjoyed helping others and did volunteer work at Ohio Valley General Hospital, Peterson Palace, The Red Cross, Meals on Wheels and The Girl Scouts.
Ruth enjoyed playing games of all kinds. She liked to read and enjoyed knitting, crocheting and handcrafts. She also enjoyed bowling. Her family will always remember her delicious apple pies for which she followed no recipe. In 1978 the Bumgardners retired to Stuart Florida where Ruth enjoyed golfing and boating with her husband. In 1990 the Bumgardners’ moved to Highlands North Carolina where they were members of The First Presbyterian Church of Highlands. Ruth was a Stephen Minister and a member of the Literacy Council and Highlands Hospital Auxiliary. She did volunteer work at the Highlands Hospital and the Cosby Center.
Ruth is survived by two sisters and one brother. Mrs. Hayward Wright of Scarborough, ME, Mrs. William Tiffany of Westbrook, ME and Rev. Paul Marshall of Hope, ME; daughters, Judy Mazzeo (Rocco) of Dallas, GA, Karen Harms of Knoxville, TN and Janice Woodard (Johnny) of Gallatin, TN; grandchildren, William Ralph McMichen Hiram, GA, James Allen McMichen (Trisha), Daniel Lee Harms, II (Laura) of McDonough, GA, Ms. Meredith Lorrain Woodard.

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5 Comments to Mrs Ruth M. Bumgardner

  1. Peggy Ewing
    April 13, 2016 9:40 am

    Many fond memories.

  2. Judy Senen
    April 13, 2016 9:54 am

    I will miss Mrs. Bumgardner. I so enjoyed watching her play cards. She always welcome my hugs.

  3. Tricia White
    April 14, 2016 9:58 am

    We cannot express the sorrow we feel for your family’s loss and want to send our sincere condolences. We understand… I lost mom in December. Our hope is to bring you comfort!

    Jesus Christ promised. “Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out ” (John 5: 28, 29)……………………………………

    Revelation 21:4 “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.The former things have passed away.”……………………………………

    “No resident will say I am sick.”
    “At that time the eyes of the blind ones will be opened and the very ears of the deaf ones will be unstopped. At that time the lame one will climb up just as a stag does, and the tongue of the speechless one will cry out in gladness.”
    (Isaiah 33:24 and 35:5, 6.)……………………………………

    It helps me to think of the day when there will no longer be obituary columns to bring sadness, instead there may be just the opposite, announcements of newly resurrected ones… and we can welcome them back with open arms!

    No matter how great the promises are, we still miss them. I miss my mom terribly every day! My husband and I were given a audio link of others who coped with the loss of a loved one and it was wonderful to receive. I’m including it for you…………………………………….

    (www.jw.org/download/?fileformat=MP3&output=html&pub=we&langwritten=E&option=TRGCHlZRQVNYVrXF……………………………………………

    Also a song I love: “He Will Call”
    https://youtu.be/5B_pjmHuOOY
    ……………………………………………

    Our prayers are with you!
    The White’s
    812-350-9888

  4. Grace Oliver
    April 14, 2016 5:25 pm

    I am sadden that another great lady has left us. I knew her from visiting with mother at Park Place.

  5. Sandra S. Nighbert, friend of Margaret Perkins, a former resident at Park Place.
    April 16, 2016 1:50 pm

    Your parents were an awesome couple. Your dad took care of Ruth before he passed away. They were so precious
    together along with their dog. I came to Bummy’s service and heard the granddaughter speak. I am sorry that I did not
    know that Ruth has passed away, or I would have come to the funeral home this past Wednesday.

    Although I do not live at Park Place, I would always speak to Ruth whenever I would visit.. Her blue eyes always were so clear, although her mind was not. She always blessed me. I believe she wore her uniform at the Memorial Day
    service at Park Place.

    When I saw her at NHC, she was playing cards. That was her favorite thing to do at Park Place.

    Please know that I am sorry that Ruth has passed away. She is with Bummy forever. She was a beautiful person.

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