Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Aunt Mary is Gone

    We lost an aunt this week. Aunt Mary was warm, funny and very special. She had been in poor health lately...and was still mourning her husband Vernon's passing. (It would have been the two-year anniversary of his death a few weeks from now.)

Now she has been reunited with him. I'd bet my dad was there to greet her, too.

Here's her obituary, so you can get to know her a little. What it doesn't show was her brand of humor:

    She went to the doctor's office some years ago for an ailment. "Do you wake up grumpy?" the doctor asked.
     "No, I let him sleep in," she answered.  

That was our dear Auntie. Rest peacefully...


Marijean Cumings Obituary
Cumings, Marijean 12/8/1925 - 5/1/2018 Sparta Marijean Cumings age 92 passed away peacefully at Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 with her family at her side. She was born December 8, 1925 in Bailey, Michigan to Forrest and Mabel Gold. She married Vernon C. Cumings on August 25, 1945 at the Sparta Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon on May 15, 2015. She is survived by her children, Trudie and Alfred Pfeiffer, Timothy and Joan Cumings, Susan and Robert Hoffman, Stephen and Donna Cumings, Deborah and Richard Bisset, Philip and Dawn Cumings; 20 grandchildren; 50 great grandchildren; sisters in law, Bonnilou DeVries, Maxine Cumings, Ruth Cumings; many nieces and nephews.
    Those who wish may make memorial contributions to The Missionary Aviation Repair Center, P.O. Box 511, C/O Harlan and Josie Lloyd [Aunt Mary's grandchildren], Soldotna, AK 99669 or WorldVenture 20 Inverness Place E. Englewood, CO 80112-5622 www.hesselcheslek.com

2 comments:

Anonymess said...

Fifty great-grandchildren! That's quite something.

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Cindy Brick said...

She was (and is) an amazing woman. But extremely low-key and modest. that's another reason her family loved her so much.

We loved her, too.

Thanks so much for writing.