Doris Rumph

Obituary of Doris A. Rumph

Doris A. (McKinney) Rumph passed peacefully on December 26, 2020 at Tidewell Hospice House in Sarasota, Florida. She had been looking forward to her 100th birthday in March. She was predeceased by her parents Preston and Flossie McKinney, her brothers Russell and James McKinney, and her husband Charles Roger Rumph. Doris is survived by her daughters Diana Lucker, Cynthia (Robert) Widman, Shiela Hollingsworth, Gloria Rumph (David Bergerhouse), and her son Thomas Rumph, 10 grandchildren, a step granddaughter, and 8 great grandchildren.  

Born in Seymour, Indiana on March 24, 1921, Doris graduated from Seymour High School in 1939. She was always physically active and proud to have been captain of her basketball, volleyball, and tumbling teams. Doris met her husband in 8th grade, married in 1942, and started a family before he left for the Pacific to serve in WWII. She worked most of her life, including in the bookstore at Indiana University and in a civil service position during the war. 

Doris and her husband moved to Florida in 1953, opened Rent-It-All, and ran their business until 1985 while raising 5 children. In retirement, they enjoyed traveling the country in their Airstream visiting many national parks. Recently, Doris resided at Alderman Oaks, where she enjoyed bingo, dominoes and Thursday night happy hours with live music and dancing. Doris was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, or Child Protection Center, Sarasota, FL. There will be a graveside service for family only, and a celebration of life at a later date. 

 

 

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