Ruth N Bumbaugh obituary 1927~2021


Mrs. Ruth N Bumbaugh (Rock), 93, of Anthony Highway, Chambersburg, PA, passed away Monday, June 7, 2021 in Laurel Lakes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Ruth N Bumbaugh
Ruth N Bumbaugh

Born November 23, 1927 in Pond Bank, Franklin County, PA, she was the daughter of the late Clarence W. and Naomi R. (Hess) Rock.

She and her husband, the late Mr. Glenn C. Bumbaugh, were married March 27, 1948. Mr. Bumbaugh passed away May 26, 1970.

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In her early life, Mrs. Bumbaugh was employed by Waynesboro Knitting Mill for a number of years. She later worked as a cook at Letterkenny Army Depot Post Restaurant from 1971 until 1989.

She was a member of Pond Bank Independent Church, South Chapter AARP #2977 and National AARP.

She is survived by one son, Curtis D. Bumbaugh (Beckie) of Pond Bank; son-in-law, Larry G. Knepper of Chambersburg; four grandchildren, Jennifer Robertson, Jacki Hord, Ashley Knepper, and Niki Taylor; seven great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Bumbaugh was the last of her immediate family.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two daughters, infant Judy I. Bumbaugh in 1949 and Sandra D. “Sis” Knepper who passed away January 25, 2018; twin grandsons; one sister, Shirley K. Barnes; and four brothers, Ommir W. Rock, Daniel E. Rock, Ray H. Rock and George A. Rock.

Services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, June 10, 2021 in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad Street, Waynesboro.

Burial will follow in Mount Zion Cemetery, near Quincy, PA.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services, Thursday morning, in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: The Fayetteville Volunteer Fire Department, 101 West Main Street, Fayetteville, PA 17222.

Online condolences may be expressed at the funeral home’s website.


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