Isabelle M. Bumbaugh, 89

May 13, 2009

APRIL 30, 1920-MAY 9, 2009

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Isabelle M. Bumbaugh, age 89, of Chambersburg, died Saturday, May 9, 2009, at Menno Haven, Chambersburg.

Born April 30, 1920, in Pond Bank, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Charles H. and Lydia G. Cook Bumbaugh.

Isabelle graduated from Eastern Mennonite High School in Harrisonburg, Va. A recipient of the Florence Nightingale award, she graduated with honors from the Lancaster General Hospital School of Nursing in 1950.

Throughout her career in nursing, she worked as the O.R. supervisor and the assistant director of nursing at Chambersburg Hospital for 14 years, and the director of nursing at Menno Haven for 21 years. She then retired from Menno Haven.


She is survived by one sister, P. Grace Bumbaugh of Chambersburg; three brothers, Charles Bumbaugh of Bridgewater, Va., John (and wife, Helen) Bumbaugh of Chambersburg and Marty (and wife, Isabel) Bumbaugh of Maugansville, Md.; as well as 11 nieces and nephews.

Aside from her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Mark; and one sister, Arlene.

Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 16, 2009, at Pond Bank Mennonite Church, where Isabel was a lifelong member, at 6555 Duffield Road, Chambersburg, with the Rev. Marlin Ebersole and the Rev. Menno Sollenberger officiating. Interment will follow in Parklawns Memorial Gardens.

Viewing will be one hour prior to the service in the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Menno Haven Benevolent Fund, 2011 Scotland Avenue, Chambersburg, PA 17201; or to Pond Bank Mennonite Church at the above address.

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