Jessie W. Bumgardner, 86, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2014 at Lake Wales Medical Center.
She was born Nov. 7, 1927, in Versailles, Ky., to William and Edna (Holland) Blackburn.
She has been a resident of the area since 1977 coming from Seminole, Fla.
She was a retired secretary for GE for 25 years. She was active in her church and Watersedge activities. She enjoyed sewing, crafts and knitting. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Jack Collette Bumgardner; two brothers and one sister.
Survivors include her daughters; Ann Cone of Lake Wales, Fla., Marian Shelton of Land O’Lakes, Fla.; son, Garry and wife Victra Bumgardner of Springfield, Tenn., six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Memorial service is 10 a.m. Saturday, July 12, 2014, at the Marion Nelson Funeral Home with Pastor Herb Schlenker officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to DBSA- Depression-Bipolar Support Alliance Attn: Development Dept. 730 N. Franklin St., Suite 501, Chicago, IL 60654.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.marionnelsonfuneral home.com.
Marion Nelson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.