Ellen Mae Sumpter
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Ellen Mae Sumpter, 82, passed away February 25th, 2012 of natural causes incident to a stroke she suffered several years ago. Born April 13, 1929 to Lydia Mae and Robert Clark Bowersox in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Married James Howard Sumpter on November 27, 1946. Survived by her one and only husband, and sons James Howard Jr., Vincent Wayne, Steven Edward, William Oliver, David Bruce and daughters Ruth Ellen and Charlene Louise. She was preceded in death by her son, John Michael. Also survived by many grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. An adventurous entrepreneur, Ellen owned and operated several businesses in both the Southern California and Coachella Valley area. Ellen will be remembered for her dedication to her children and her marriage. The Funeral will be held Friday at 11 AM at Wiefels Funeral Home and Burial Services held at Riverside Memorial Park.
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Published in The Desert Sun from Mar. 2 to Mar. 4, 2012