Dorothy M. Bumgardner

SPRINGFIELD, IL -Dorothy Margaret Bumgardner, 98, died at 6:05 a.m., Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at Regency Nursing Care Residence.

She was born Aug. 12, 1915, in Chatham, to Alfred Orin and Sarah Marie Ballweg Bumgardner.

She is survived by one half-brother, Melvin Bumgardner of Tacoma, Wash.; several nieces and nephews; and several cousins including Ann Charland of Springfield.

She was preceded in death by her parents; half-brother, Alfred Orin Bumgardner; and cousin, Virginia Bomke.

She was a longtime member of Grace Lutheran Church, where she was an active member of Grace Circle. She was a member of Home Extension and a lifelong member of The Order of the Eastern Star. She attended many reunions in Chatham through the years. She was a schoolteacher at Dan Jones School, North Pawnee, and at Sugar Creek School, southeast of Chatham. She did substitute teaching until 1973 when she retired to help her dad with his gardening of the family farm.

Visitation: 10-11 a.m., Monday Dec. 16, 2013, at Grace Lutheran Church.

Funeral Service: 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at Grace Lutheran Church, Pastor Thomas Christell officiating. Burial will follow at Chatham Memorial Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Food Pantry or Meals, Wheels.

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