Edna Mae McCumber

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Edna Mae McCumber 72 of Colorado Springs, Colorado passed away November of 2016. Edna was born in June of 1944 to Allen and Dora Hughes in Missouri.

She is survived by her husband Robert "Bob", son's Scott and James Trent McCumber, daughters Robin Jewell, Marlena Miller and Tracy Douglas, sister's Georgia Reid, Belva Jones and Barbara Leonard as well 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Edna is preceded in passing by her parents and brother Jim Hughes.

A Visitation will be held Sunday, November 27, 2016 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 3825 Airport Road, Colorado Springs, CO. 80910, with Funeral services at memorial Gardens the following day, Monday, November 28, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Susan G. Komen Foundation for Stage IV/Metastatic Breast Cancer Research at

Arrangements under the direction of Memorial Gardens Cemetery & Funeral Home, Colorado Springs, Colorado.


  • Visitation Sunday, November 27, 2016
  • Funeral Service Monday, November 28, 2016

Edna Mae McCumber

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Jo Anne Mayeux

December 17, 2017

Miss you so much Edna. You were a true friend. Your wonderful loving spirit, courageous outlook on life and determination to fight will always be remembered. Rest in the arms of Jesus.

Haley Jewell

December 1, 2016

I've been dreaming of Grandma's hands. I couldn't understand why I was dreaming about such a small part of her, but then I realized, I watched them sew my favorite blanket back together when I was small. I watched them teaching me to craft and bead and cook my favorite burritos. When I was small I thought there was magic in those hands. They were strong, yet they were always kind and caring. There was love in those hands.

Cynthia Nielsen

November 30, 2016

Mary Vigil

November 28, 2016

RIP Edna, and may you find everlasting life in the kingdom of God.

Brad-Nadine jones

November 27, 2016

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Tony Douglas

November 27, 2016

I have always thought highly of Edna, loved her conversations about Missouri. Edna always asked me if I knew people that she knew in a southern Missouri. I didn't know any of them, but, I always pretended I may have known them just to please her. It was funny, a term of endearment from her to me. Small memories, short life. Wished I could have visited. Tony D

Jo Anne Mayeux

November 26, 2016

My heart is so heavy hearing that you have loss your battle with cancer. I will always treasure the times we had at water aerobics and cancer functions. You were truly an inspiration in your fight and always kept a positive attitude. You are resting in the arms of Jesus. My thoughts and prayers to Bob and the family. You will truly be missed.

Jo Anne Mayeux

November 26, 2016

My heart is so heavy to have learned that you loss your battle with cancer. I will always treasure the times we had together at water aerobics and the breast cancer functions. You were truly an inspiration with the fight you had in you. My thoughts and prayers for Bob and the entire family.

Ginger W

November 26, 2016

A sister in cancer that God said come home. May God be with your family. I miss you.

Savannah Stover

November 23, 2016


The picture they chose for you is beautiful, though it doesn't portray you at your most beautiful.

No, that was 6 weeks ago when, you sat with my baby on your lap, looking at eachother in love- you with even less hair than he, but altogether breathtaking.

No, no...earlier this year, when you humbly showed your collection of wigs to my children, laughing, letting them try them on. In and out of the wigs, your beauty touched my heart.

Even further back than that, the many times we visited you or you came to visit, with a smile despite the fatigue and disease that wrecked your little body.

Thank you for loving my children the way you did. What a sweet memory of you coloring alongside them at the kitchen island. Or, doling out grandma's snacks for the umpteenth time. This last visit up to the house, you wanted gramps to make copies of your coloring book for the children and grandpa was giving you a hard time so you fixed yourself to go down the stairs and do it yourself! Haha! Tenacious gal, you were.

It was a neat gift to learn canning side-by-side with you. Peaches. I'll never forget.

I remember you being there by my side as I labored with Beloved. You were there for me, you helped with the other children, you graciously went to bed on the kids' bunk bed as I labored into the night. Never a single complaint, only cheerful and encouraging words and smiles.

For the next baby, you stayed with the children and kindly had some home made baby blankets for him waiting when we got home along with a cute little pair of shoes. So thoughtful.

For baby Seven, you selflessly came and stayed at the house with the children while we went and had baby. You lugged your oxygen tank down that mountain and made yourself available to our family.

Thanks for every meal you made for us. Edna and Bob's Lodge: Good Food Served Here. :)

God was good to us through you, grams. You will be missed dearly.

Ecclesiastes 3:14 I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him.

Acts 17:26 tells us God hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation

Eph 1:11 tells us He works all things after the counsel of His own will

Psalm 115:3 But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased

God's will was done, grandma, from the beginning to the end of your life, as it is done in each life. I know you knew that.

As much as it stings, the loss of you, grams, I'm learning to rest in the good and perfect will of God. May God use this grief to further conform us to the image of His Son, Jesus Christ. (Romans 8:29)

Romans 14:11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

As Martin Luther, the 16th Century reformer aptly stated, 'Every man must do his own believing and his own dying.'

To all reading this, those searching, I remind you and I both- death comes to us all. As Ecclesiastes tells us, there is a time to be born and a time to die. Christ has chosen a family in Him before the foundation of the world. (Eph 1:4) He is the good Shepherd and His sheep know His voice. (John 10:27) Here's a helpful site for those who have ears to hear:

God's will be done.

With tremendous agape (love), grandma, Savannah, Dan, and The Seven Littles