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Millard (M.E.) Bumgarner
Millard (M.E.) Bumgarner John Deere 4440Millard (M.E.) Bumgarner age 92 of Richwood, died late Saturday evening June 20, 2009 at the Heartland of Marion
He was born November 3, 1916 in Richwood to the late Okey and Bessie (Durfey) Bumgarner; he was also predeceased by 1 brother Earl Bumgarner and 2 sisters that died at infancy
Mel was a 1934 graduate of the Richwood High School, a farmer and a dedicated and devoted family man
Having a keen interest in agriculture, he would enjoy a drive through the country checking out fields of corn and beans. A drive through look at the equipment at Parrott Implement, the Richwood John Deere dealership, kept him up to date on the newest of farm equipment. With a quirky smile, a twinkle in his eye, he enjoyed conversation with all ages of people.
On August 11, 1940 he married Martha (Worthington) and she died February 14, 1977, he then married Nina (Low) and she survives in Richwood
Also surviving are his children: Brenda (Jon) Davis of Richwood, Connie (Joe) Isler of Prospect, Ned (Terry) Bumgarner of Columbia, South Carolina and Ben (Pam) Bumgarner of Richwood
Grandchildren: Gina Davis, Kathy (Mike) Karcher, Krista (Keith) Salyer, Jason (Mandy) Swartz, Nate (Teresa) Swartz, Traci Bumgarner, Stephanie (John) Castles, Neal Bumgarner, Brook (Derrick) Lowe, Kirby , Luke, Paige and Autumn Bumgarner

Great Grandchildren: Katelyn and Riley Karcher, Gavin and Griffin Salyer, Case and Camden Swartz, Caitlyn Laney and Heather Swartz, Braydon, Caleb and Ethan Castles and Paisley Lowe

Step Children: Ned (Gail) Cunningham of Mt. Gilead and Nancy (Larry) Rubeck of Raymond

Step grandchildren: Todd (Corrie) Cunningham, Sheryl Cunningham, Nichole (Kasey) Schurtz and Annette Rubeck

Step great grandchildren: Mia Schurtz, Alex, Joshua and Addeline Cunningham

Sister-in-law: Emma Jane Bumgarner of Broken Bow, Nebraska and Brother-in-law: Carl Worthington of Richwood

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday June 24, 2009 at 11:00 am at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood, where friends may call Tuesday from 4-8 pm, burial will follow in the Claibourne Cemetery, Pastor Joseph Rhea will officiate

Memorial donations may be made to the Richwood Independent Fair at PO Box 71 Richwood, Ohio 43344

Remembrances and Condolences may be made at www.stofcheck-ballingerfuneralhome.com

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#1 from: Nancy Wiley
Richwood, Ohio
Sun, Jun 21, 2009 at 6:58 PM

To the Bumgarner Family,

We were so sorry to hear of Millard's passing.  You have been in our prayers. We know it has been a stressful time these last few weeks.  Over the years we have so enjoyed our visits with your dad and Nina.  David and he would talk farming and he would catch up on the new technology and the big machinery. He'd just shake his head!  He was such a joy to talk to and he had a great sense of humor.  He was loved by all and will be greatly missed.  You all have so many memories to help you get through this tough time.  All our thoughts and prayers are with you.  May God Bless.  David and Nancy



#2 from: Bob and Charlotte Styer
Marion, Ohio
Sun, Jun 21, 2009 at 9:02 PM

Brenda and family:  So sorry to hear about your dad's passing.  We are going to be gone this week and will not be able to make it to the funeral but we want you to know we are thinking of you.    Love and prayers,  Bob and Charlotte



#3 from: Jennifer Hawkins
Richwood, Ohio
Sun, Jun 21, 2009 at 10:49 PM

Sorry to hear of the passing of Millard.  He was a very sweet man I'm glad I got the opportunity to meet him.
Jennifer Hawkins



#4 from: Jack & Huey
Gahanna, Ohio
Sun, Jun 21, 2009 at 11:05 PM

We have so many fond memories of times spent to gether with uncle Mil and entire family. His many visits with us from Marietta to Gahanna over our career in the Patrol are greatly appreciated.

You are all in our thoughts and prayers.  We'll see you Tuesday evening.

Jack & Huey



#5 from: Becky Jacobs Rynders
Abilene, Texas
Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 7:18 AM

Ben, Ned, Connie & Brenda
I have many wonderful memories of Millard and Martha.  Many football & basketball games. Just going to their house for a visit, they treated me like they were excited to see me. Now is a time for a celebration of his life rather than a mourning of his death. My thoughts are prayers are with you all. God Bless You.
Becky Jacobs Rynders



#6 from: Bobbi (Sidle) Cornwell
Corpus Christi, Tx.
Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 9:14 AM

Connie, Brenda, & your Families, Just want you to know you all are in my prayers and thoughts. The memories are wonderful of when we were kids & growning up and the fun we had with our parents
playing cards, fishing, & picnics.......when we lived close.



#7 from: Cassy Cahill
Morral, Ohio
Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 4:26 PM

Bumgarner Family,

Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.  Take peace in knowing that Grandpa Bum has now joined my Grandpa Borland and the other farmers of their time in plowing the fields of Heaven.  

God Bless,

Cassy Cahill & Family



#8 from: Tom, Sherri, and Nissa Low
Marysville
Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 5:40 PM

We are so very sorry to hear about Uncle Mel's passing. He was always so special to us. We will forever treasure that sparkle in his eyes when he smiled at us! He will be deeply missed.
With all of our love and God's Blessings,
Tom, Sherri, and Nissa



#9 from: Barbara Geuy
Sidney
Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 11:24 AM

We share in your sorrow.  But aren't we lucky and blessed having our fathers for soooo long.
See you tonight.   Barbara



#10 from: Jim Pezola and Family
Fort Washington. Pa
Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 11:51 AM

Our sincerest condloences to your family on your loss.



#11 from: Charles And Peggy Hall
Marysville
Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 4:17 PM

It is with sympathy that we offer our condolences to the passing of Mel. I always thought highly of him as he was alway very calm and quiet man. please accept our sympathies.



#12 from: Ernie and Peg Jenkins
West Mansfield
Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 9:15 PM

Brenda and Connie, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all the famlily. We have some wonderful memories of Mel.  He was always so happy Love and Prayers,  Ernie and Peg



#13 from: Rick & Julie Ross
Richwood, OH
Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 10:08 PM

We wish to extend our heartfelt sympathy to the entire Bumgarner family.  Millard will be greatly missed by all who knew him.  We are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.



#14 from: Deb and Sam McPherson
Marion, Ohio
Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 7:48 AM

To Ned and Ben,
We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your father.  Unfortunately we are all at an age where we are starting to loose our parents who we thought we be with us forever when we were young. It doesn't make it any easier, but it is understandable.  Our thoughts are with you today and on the day's ahead.  Take care, guys!

The McPhersons



#15 from: Tom Low
Stuck on Long Island
Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 9:52 AM

Dear Aunt Nina and Family,

I am so sorry about your loss...our loss.  We will miss Mel so very much.  For you Aunt Nina, what a wonderful blessing Mel was after the loss of Uncle Dwight.  The blessings he bought to you and our family are beyond measure.  I can not say enough great things about Mel...no need really as we all know what a kind, loving, cheerful, family man that he was.  I always looked forward to seeing you and Mel (often with Aunt Sue and Uncle Walt) coming by the Low Farm to say hello and check on Mom and Dad.  The memories will stay with me forever.  I love you guys!!!

I am sorry that I can not be there for you today.  Please know that my thoughts are with you, and my prayers flowing for Mel and your family.  Now God's promise for an eternal life will be fulfilled for Mel...God Bless You Mel!!

All my love and prayers!

Tom Low - Step-Nephew
Marysville, Ohio



#16 from: Jeanie (jersey) Chiarello
west mansfield
Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 11:49 AM

Dear Ben and family, I am so sorry to hear of your dads passing. Your dad was a kind man who always had a kind word. My prayers are with you and the entire Bumgarner clan.God bless.













#17 from: kim ransome
lexington oh
Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 9:00 PM

I would like to express my sympathy to all the family members. I sure the loss is great.
Kim Ransome



#18 from: Tom and Sharon Ackerman
Wilmington,Ohio
Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 2:22 PM

We would like to say how sorry we are at the loss of Millard.  Since the summer of 1968 when we had the pleasure of meeting him and his family it has been a great pleasure to know them.  We are sorry that we did not know of his passint soon enough to make visiting hours or the funeral.  We always enjoyed visiting with Millard and will miss him too.



#19 from: JT, Betsy, Faith, and Noah Trouten
Broadway, Ohio
Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 12:02 AM

Our condolences to the Bumgarner crew and the Davis family and all friends and family of Mr. Bumgarner.  Although I didn't have much contact with him, I am certain his influence on his family reached my own through Ben and Pam and the kids, and Brenda and Jon and their children.  I grew up around his children and grandchildren and am glad I did so!  Thanks for your influence Mr. Bumgarner!
Betsy Trouten



#20 from: Sharon and Bob Tanenr
Atlanta, GA
Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 11:43 PM

Brenda,we just received our Richwood Gazette today, July 1. We are sorry to hear of your loss. Didn't know your dad, but we did know the daughter. He must have been a fine man.




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