SCOTTOWN — Violet Mae Stumbo, 99, of Scottown, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ surrounded by her loving family, Monday, June 20, 2011, at her residence. The Lawrence County native was born July 23, 1911, the daughter of the late John and Carrie Tagg McGuire. Violet married Roy E. Stumbo on Dec. 13, 1928. They were parted by his death on Jan. 26, 1998.
Mrs. Stumbo attended Mason High School. Violet was a lifelong member of Palestine United Baptist Church. She devoted her life to God, her family and her church. She was loved by many and will be sadly missed. She was a former employee at the Gallipolis Developmental Center, retiring in 1981.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Everett McGuire; two grandchildren, Terri Daniels and Anthony Adkins; a half sister, Ruth Murray; three daughters-in-law, Karla Kay Stumbo, Bertha Stumbo and Doris Stumbo; and a son-in-law, Frank Mannon.
She is survived by a son, Loren Stumbo of Gallipolis; son, Rev. Roy L. Stumbo of Willow Wood; daughter, Rose Mannon of Willow Wood; daughter, Betty (Dick) Thomas of Scottown; daughter, Carol (Roger) Glassburn of Bidwell; 11 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; 24 great great grandchildren; two half brothers, John McGuire Jr of Gallipolis and Jimmy McGuire of Mercerville; two half sisters: Mable Beaver of Gallipolis and Eleanor Sheldon of Columbus; a special friend and caregiver, Karen Jett and a very special granddaughter, Kathy Myers, who provided daily loving care.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Palestine United Baptist Church with Pastor Charles Turley and Pastor Trent Carpenter officiating. Burial will follow in Palestine Cemetery and friends may call Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.