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Marjorie Bumb

Marjorie G. Reiter Bumb, 85, of Canal Winchester and formerly of New Riegel, passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home in Canal Winchester at 5:07 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021.
Born Sept. 16, 1935, near Upper Sandusky, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Viola (Kelbley) Frey. She married W. John Reiter on Jan. 7, 1956, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Kirby. They raised their family on a farm near New Riegel. John preceded her in death on Aug. 15, 1991. On Sept. 3, 1994, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church she married another farmer, Walter Bumb. He preceded her in death on Sept. 20, 2015.
Marjorie is survived by four daughters, Deborah (Gregory) Gosche and Teresa (Jeffrey) Wonder, both of Carey, Beverly (Ronald) Martin of Canal Winchester and Joan (Keith) Pearson of Kent; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law, Lori Nichols Reiter of Lewis Center. She is also survived by two brothers, Eugene (Jean Ann) Frey of Upper Sandusky and James Frey of Westerville; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Ann Frey and Martha Frey, both of Upper Sandusky; a brother-in-law, Terry Hartle of Westerville; six step-children; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons, (infant) Kevin Reiter and Ret. Lt. Col. Patrick A. Reiter; a granddaughter, Sarah Pearson; two brothers, Willis “Willie” Frey and Richard “Dick” Frey; and two sisters, Mary Ellen White and Millie Hartle.
She grew up on a farm west of Upper Sandusky and graduated from Forest High School in 1953. She worked as a telephone operator while in high school. In her adult years, she worked in retail, secretarial and book keeping jobs. The job she enjoyed most was being a homemaker and helping her husband on the family farm. She enjoyed gardening, canning and freezing produce, sewing, knitting and painting. She loved to sing and dance to all kinds of music, especially polka.
She was a woman of faith. She was an active member of All Saints Parish in New Riegel and the former St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Frenchtown. She volunteered her time for school, church, community activities and fund-raisers and as a poll worker on election days.
She spent her final years at Friedman Village and St. Francis Senior Ministries in Tiffin. In July of 2020, she moved to Canal Winchester to live with her daughter and with the help of Heartland Hospice her final days were full of family, love, comfort and support.
A private mass of Christian burial will be held at All Saints Parish in New Riegel with Fr. Timothy Kummerer officiating. Burial will follow at St. Nicholas Catholic Cemetery in Frenchtown. Friends are invited to view the mass online at or on the New Riegel All Saints Parish Facebook page.
Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Parish or masses and sent to Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay Street, Carey, OH 43316.
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1 Comment

  1. Dottie White Plunkett on January 14, 2021 at 8:19 am

    I remember fun time at Aunt Margie’s house growing up. I remember her always cooking, loved her pies!
    The last couple of visits I had with her, we had a lot of laughs.
    She will be missed, but so happy knowing she’s in the loving arms of our Lord.

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