Mt. Vernon Register-News

Obituaries

May 21, 2013

Thelma Bumpus

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MT. VERNON — —

She was preceded in death by her parents and by her grandfather George Washington Hayes, who, when the railroad went in, donated some of the land that makes up Bonnie. In fact, Thelma remembered seeing G. W. Hayes and was his last surviving local grandchild. Thelma was also preceded in death by all of her siblings, namely, brothers Otis Hayes, Elmer Hayes and Ralph Hayes and sisters, Dolena Hamilton and Margueritte Keller. She was also preceded in death by her maternal grandparents Monroe and Alice (Moye) Robertson.

Thelma is survived by four sons, Stan Bumpas of Bonnie, Steven (Gail) Bumpus of Spring Garden and Kevin (Lisa) Bumpus of Mascoutah. The third born son, Kenneth Bumpus, was severely mentally retarded and became a ward of the state of Illinois about 1961 and his survival and whereabouts are unknown to the family. Thelma is also survived by three grandchildren, Lindsey (Clint) Jackson of Mascoutah, Andrew Bumpus of Kannapolis, N.C. and Julie Bumpus of Urbana. She is also survived by one great-granddaughter, Rose Dolena Jackson of Mascoutah. In addition, Thelma is survived by many nieces and nephews, including special niece, Louise Joshlin of Belle Rive.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Johnston Funeral Home in Ina. Funeral services will be held beginning at 3 p.m on Thursday at Johnston Funeral Home. Burial will be at Kirk Cemetery about one mile north of Ina. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Johnston Funeral Home, which may be called at 437-5335 for further information.

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