Florence Rumsey, 95

Florence  M. Rumsey, age 95 of Centreville, passed away Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 at the Birch Adult Foster Care in  Leonidas. She was born in Porter Twp., MI on November 16, 1913, a daughter of  Ruban and Lena (Mallo) Van Selous. Florence graduated from Constantine High School in 1931 and attended the South Bend College of Commerce. On February 20, 1935 she married Harold Rumsey  in Goshen, IN. He preceded her in death December 31, 2000.  Florence and Harold began operating their farm in January 1951. She enjoyed gardening, quilting and sewing, as well as collecting  pictures and creating scrapbooks.
Surviving Florence are her sons Arthur (Judy) Rumsey, Roger (Sharon) Rumsey, Frank Rumsey, all of Centreville,  Thomas (Susan) Rumsey of Delton, MI, 11 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and sister in law Loretta  Furey Johnson of Constantine. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a granddaughter,  daughter in law Carol Rumsey, sisters Evelyn and Olive and brothers Clarence and Eugene.
Relatives and friends will be received Friday from 6 – 8 p.m.   at the Eley Funeral Home in Centreville where Religious Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 9th,  with Reverend Dr. Karin Orr officiating. Interment will be in the Prairie River Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to Three Rivers Health Hospice or the Birch Adult Foster Home. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. On line messages may be left for the family at www.eleyfuneralhomes.com.

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