Dorothy E. Bumgardner, 86, of South Whitley, died at 1:18 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at Grey Stone Health & Rehabilitation where she had admitted Dec. 23.
She was born June 28, 1927, in Allen County, a daughter of J.F. and Marie (Stairhime) Borcherding.
Her formative years were spent on a farm in Allen County. She graduated from Monroeville High School and completed her education at International Business College.
On July 12, 1946, she was united in marriage to William A. Bumgardner. They made their home on a farm in Allen County until 2001, when they moved into South Whitley. Mr. Bumgardner died November 4, 2011.
She was employed at Schaefer Wholesale & Glove Factory from 1946 until 1952 and Winn Dixie in Florida for 16 years.
Surviving relatives include two children, Charles Bumgardner of New York, N.Y. and Rev. Pat (Mary Jane Gibney) Bumgardner of New York, N.Y.; and four sisters, Patricia Ballinger, Sharon Fawley, Donna Hughes and Marilyn Mongovan, all of Fort Wayne.
A brother, James Borcherding, preceded her in death.
Arrangements are pending at Smith & Sons Miller Chapel, South Whitley. Additional information may be obtained by logging on to our website for latest updates.
Preferred memorials are to Parkview Home Health & Hospice.
Condolences may be sent to www.smithandsonsfuneralhome.com .