Mrs. Janet E. (Bell) Bumbaugh, 90

September 03, 2010
  • Mrs. Janet E. (Bell) Bumbaugh

JAN. 25, 1920-SEPT. 2, 2010

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Mrs. Janet E. (Bell) Bumbaugh, 90, of 211 Harrison Ave. in Waynesboro, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, at 3:30 a.m. at her home. She had been in failing health for the past two months and critically ill for the past two weeks.

Born Jan. 25, 1920, in Ringgold, Md., she was the daughter of the late Josephus P. and Nancy (Creager) Bell. She lived her early life in the Ringgold area.

Mrs. Bumbaugh attended schools in Ringgold and Smithsburg, Md.

She and her husband, the late Marcus P. "Bummie" Bumbaugh, were married Dec. 24, 1941, in Leitersburg, Md. They moved to Harrison Avenue in 1971. Mr. Bumbaugh died June 29, 1991.

In her early life, Mrs. Bumbaugh worked at the Waynesboro Knitting Mill and the Frick Co. cafeteria in Waynesboro. However, she was a homemaker most of her life.


She attended services at Waynesboro Bible Church. She also was a member of the former First Christian Church of Waynesboro and the National AARP.

Mrs. Bumbaugh was devoted to her family and enjoyed her cat, roses, the Lord and poetry.

She is survived by three sons, Mark E. Bumbaugh and his wife, Elaine, of Baltimore, Md., Michael P. Bumbaugh and his wife, Judy, of Waynesboro, and Stan J. Bumbaugh and his wife, Cathy, of Waynesboro; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was the last of her immediate family.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by five sisters, Catherine Smith, Thelma Miller, Victoria Itnyre, Charlotte Weaver and Margaret Bell; and three brothers, Archie Bell, George Bell and Daniel Bell.

Services will be Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010, at 1:30 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, with Pastor Darell Gentry officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends Wednesday afternoon one hour before services at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lutheran Home Care and Hospice, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17202 or Waynesboro Bible Church, 8216 Stottlemyer Road, Waynesboro, PA 17268.

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