Rumburg, Ogie Messer

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Ogie Messer Rumburg, 89, of Check, Va., went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, January 18, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Manley S. Rumburg; parents, Cleve and Arminta Messer; brothers, Coet, Clifford, Hiram, and Herby; sisters, Sadie, Cleatha, and Ada; and a stepson, Donald Rumburg.

She is survived by her son, Tommy Rumburg and wife, Linda; daughters, Sue Kimrey, Debbie Fitzwater and husband, Chirpy, Pamela Rumburg, and “adoptive” daughter, Linda Jenkins and husband, Gene; grandchildren, Katie Lowe and fiance, Joe Alls, Jenny Deeringer and husband, Matt, Amanda Highberger and husband, Scott, Matthew Fitzwater, Jonathan Rumburg, Krisha Dunford, and Joshua Dunford, and Lynsey Bishop; greatgrandchildren, Alexis Lowe, Bryce Deeringer, Matthew Fitzwater II, Zach, Brandon, and Kaytlyn Highberger, Kallie and Joshua Paul Dunford, and Trey Bishop; brother, Truman Messer; sisters, Delia Stephens, Bessie Conley and husband, Verner; and stepdaughters, Dot Stewart and Mary Ellen Booth.

Ogie was a founding member of Faith Baptist Church. She loved Jesus and instilled Christian values in her family. God and her family were central to her life. Her joys were sewing and vegetable and flower gardening, but her passion was fishing with her brother Truman in Florida each winter. She worked at Floyd Garment Factory, barbered at Mary’s Beauty Shop, and served as supervisor of Housekeeping at Skyline Manor Nursing Home before retiring at age 79. Ogie will be greatly missed here on Earth, but she’s singing and dancing in heaven with Jesus!

Funeral Services will be conducted 1 p.m. on Friday, January 21, 2011, at Gardner Funeral Home Chapel with Pastors Warren Brown, David Turner, and family friend, Terry Cumbee officiating. Interment will follow at Restvale Cemetery, Copper Hill, Virginia. Friends may call at Gardner Funeral Home on Thursday, January 20, 2011, after 2 p.m. where the family will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, Ogie requested that donations be made to Faith Baptist Church Building Fund, 5956 Floyd Highway North, Check, Va. 24072.

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