Helen And Kenneth Felumlee

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Helen and Kenneth Felumlee

NASHPORT: Helen Marie Felumlee, 92, and her loving husband of 70 years, Kenneth Eugene Felumlee, 91, of Nashport, Ohio are together forever in Heaven.

Helen died Saturday morning, April 12, 2014 at their home and Kenneth died early Sunday morning, April 13, 2014, also at their home.

Helen was born November 1, 1921 in Columbus, Ohio a daughter of the late Samuel Parks Johnson and Florence Olivia (Dunn) Johnson and was a 1940 graduate of Dresden Jefferson High School.

Kenneth was born February 22, 1923 in Newark, Ohio a son of the late Orville Felumlee, Sr. and Madura (Howard) Felumlee and was a 1942 graduate of Nashport High School.

Mr. and Mrs. Felumlee were married February 20, 1944 and had 70 wonderful years together in this life and will spend eternity together in heaven. Both were members of the Nashport-Irville United Methodist Church, were Sunday school teachers and were members of the Council on Ministry of the church. Helen was also a member of the Friendship Circle of the church while Kenneth served on the Administrative Board at the church.

Helen was a homemaker and she enjoyed caring for her family, gardening, flowers, reading and watching and feeding the birds.

Kenneth retired in 1983 from B & O/Chessie Systems Railroad where he was a car inspector with over 30 years of service. He also operated Felumlee's Garage in Nashport for many years and was a rural route mail carrier from the Nashport Post Office. He was a member of Irville Lodge #184, F. & A. M. and served the lodge in many capacities, including serving as Master four times and many years as Lodge Education Officer. He served on the Board of Education for Frazeysburg-Nashport Schools, Tri-Valley Schools and the Muskingum County School Board. He also coached little league baseball and was very active in all community activities.

Helen and Kenneth are survived by five sons, William (Marcina) Felumlee of St. Louisville, Ohio, James (Michele) Felumlee of Lakeland, Florida, Robert (Tammy) Felumlee, Richard (Deborah) Felumlee and Douglas Felumlee, all of Nashport; three daughters, Linda (Richard) Cody of Nashport, Judith (Jerry) Thompson of Cambridge, Ohio and Lisa (Douglas) Coakwell of Zanesville; twenty-three grandchildren; forty-three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Helen is survived by three sisters, Ruth Foltz of Mt. Sterling, Ohio, Dorothy Tom of Zanesville and Nancy (Gerald) Fisher of Gratiot, Ohio.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister Mary Felumlee and her step-mother, Elizabeth Johnson.

Kenneth is survived by a brother, Orville (Rachel) Felumlee, Jr. and a sister, Mary Jo (Gordon) Postle, both of Newark and a true and faithful friend, Ted Dixon of Nashport.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack Felumlee and Ralph Felumlee and three sisters, Ruth Brown, Gertrude Hammond and Virginia Longfellow.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4pm and 6 to 8pm Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at the Frazeysburg Chapel of Vensil & Chute Funeral Home, 110 West Third Street. Masonic services for Kenneth will be conducted at 8pm Tuesday, following calling hours.

Funeral services will be 11:00am Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the Nashport-Irville United Methodist Church, 7941 O'Bannon Road, Nashport with the Rev. Dan Smith and Minister Sam Dunn officiating. Burial will be in Frazeysburg Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio or to Nashport-Irville United Methodist Church.

To sign our online guestbook visit www.vocfh.com.

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Published in the Advocate on Apr. 14, 2014
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