Yukiko Tamada Bumpus

Bumpus Yukiko Tamada Bumpus, age 86, of Centerburg, passed away peacefully at Centerburg Pointe on Friday, June 6, 2014. She was born March 8, 1928 in Sapporo, Japan to the late Yataro and Sen (Tago) Tamada. In 1958 she, her husband and four children came to the United States and made Centerburg their home. Yukiko got her citizenship, had two more children, got her driver's license in her 40's, got a job and bought herself a car. She retired from Heartland of Centerburg and then worked at Morning View Care Center until the age of 75 and then she was a volunteer at Centerburg Interchurch Social Services for several years. She was a gifted seamstress, enjoyed crocheting and quilting and loved having a dog. She had a great sense of humor and enjoyed being with family and friends. She will be missed. Survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Edward L. Bumpus; daughter, Constance L. (Mark) Winkler of Centerburg; sons, Gary L. (Mickey) Bumpus of Canal Winchester, John R. (Beth) Bumpus of Arlington, TX, Lawrence L. Bumpus of Columbus and Charles L. Bumpus of Centerburg; grandchildren, Christina A. Bumpus, Keith C. Winkler, Ian (Josie) A. Bumpus, Yukiko Allison (Mark) Johnson, Kent Edward (Rachel) Bumpus and Joseph Martin (Meredith) Bumpus; 10 great-granchildren and one great-great grandson; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son Carl Raymond "Pony" Bumpus, and her brother. Friends may call at the JOHNSON-MELICK-MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 49 W. Church Street, Centerburg, Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. followed by a service at 8 p.m., Leroy Bumpus, officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to , Northwest Ohio Chapter, 2500 N. Reynolds Road, Toledo, OH 43615 or Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coschocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. The family wishes to extend their sincerest appreciation to the staff of Centerburg Pointe for their compassion shown to Yuki during her stay and thanks to hospice for their assistance in her care for her final days. Condolences at www.morelandfuneralhome.com

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Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home
49 W Church St Centerburg, OH 43011
(740) 625-6038
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on June 8, 2014