Erma E. Bumgardner

May 19, 1946 - May 16, 2015

05/19/1946 - 05/16/2015

Erma Elaine Wellman Bumgardner, 68, of Moundsville, W.Va., passed away Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Liza’s Place.

She was born May 19, 1946, in Glen Dale, W.Va., a daughter to the late Carl E. and Betty Lou Mason Wellman.

Erma was Methodist by faith, and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post # 437, and the American Legion Post # 3.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Kathy Lynn Wellman.

She is survived by her husband, Walter E. Bumgardner of Moundsville; two sons, Paul Edward Dawn Bumgardner of Bellaire, Ohio, and Carl Albert Sherill Bumgardner of Columbia, Tenn.; one brother, Carl “Ted” Syd Wellman of Pittsburgh, Pa.; two grandsons, Joshua Paul Bumgardner of Bellaire, and Colt Bumgardner of Columbia; one granddaughter, Shelby Rummage of Columbia.

Friends will be received Monday, May 18, 2015 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby Vance Chapels, 118 Grant Avenue, Moundsville, where funeral services will be held Tuesday May 19, 2015 at 1 pm with Rev. Rodney Hubbs, Rev. Wesley Howsare, and Rev. Larry Richards officiating.

Interment will follow at Halcyon Hills Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Sherrard, WV.

Memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, 122 South High Street, Morgantown W.Va. 26501.

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Bill and Dianna Taylor
8 years ago

Dear Ed, Paul and Carl, we are very sorry to hear about Erma’s passing. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. We know losing someone we love is very difficult. We will always remember her laughter and all the good times we had together in Moundsville. May God keep you all safe in his loving arms. Sincerely Bill and Dianna

Kylee Allen
8 years ago

Erma was an amazing lady, she was always kind and sweet. I used to go over and see her and Ed all the time. She will be greatly missed.

Judy Allen
8 years ago

Erma will be greatly missed. She was a wonderful lady and neighbor.

Lisa and Bobby
8 years ago

love you Erma and will miss you! Love the family and so sorry!!

Gary Merryman
8 years ago

Paul, My deepest sympathy to you and your family for your lost. My thoughts and prayers will be with you. God Bless.

Rick & Patsy Coleman
8 years ago

We are thinking of all of you and wish we could be there. Erma was the nicest lady and we liked her very much and enjoyed her visit when she came to Tn. I always expected to see her again in Tn. Best wishes to all of you!

Andrea Gebhard
8 years ago

We are very sorry to hear of Erma’s passing. She was a great friend to our family & will be dearly missed.


Andrea, Stefan & Emma Gebhard

7 years ago

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