OBITUARY

Wilma Dean Rumgay

October 22, 1927August 8, 2020

Wilma Dean Love Rumgay, 92, died of complications from pneumonia (No COVID) in the early hours of Saturday morning, August 8, 2020, at Holston Valley Hospital. She was born on October 22, 1927 in Greene County, TN, the daughter of Louis and Kitty Love of Chuckey.

She is survived by her children, Karen S. Rotondi (Thomas, Jr.) of Kingsport, Janet A. Kane (Edward) of San Diego CA, and Wm. Kenneth Rumgay (Rita) of Knoxville, her grandchildren, Will Rotondi (Rachel), Noah Kane, Josh Cook (Amanda), Will Brewer, Israel Rumgay (Cheyenne), Caleb Rumgay, great-granddaughter Gracie Rumgay and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death is her husband of 55 years, William L. Rumgay, Jr., whom she met when they were students at Emory and Henry University, her parents and all her siblings.

She was a member of Preston Hill Presbyterian Church and a long-time volunteer for Meals-on-Wheels. A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she will be sorely missed by her family and friends.

She will be laid to rest by her immediate family only at East Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be sent to your local Food Bank to honor someone who loved to feed others – with her cookie baking for Exchange Place, her cooking for Meals-on-Wheels or the numerous meals from her kitchen.

The family extends their grateful thanks for the caring and compassionate care she received from the entire staff of Holston Valley Hospital and to the staff of Steadman Hill Assisted Living, where she has lived for the past few years.

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carole tackett

August 17, 2020

Dear Karen, Jan and Ken,

We have such wonderful memories of living across the street from you. Seeing Dean and Bill was a bright spot in our day ! I will always remember how good Dean was to us. Always a helping hand and a big smile. May God comfort you in your grief.

Much love, Carole and Jim Tackett

Danelle Glasscock

August 16, 2020

Karen, Janet and Kenneth,

I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom and also that we couldn’t be in person to share our condolences. We live on Sheffield across the street from your family home for many years. Your mother was such an encouragement to me and my family as we moved back to Kingsport in 2009. She would share with me many stories about your family and took a great interest in my family as well. We seemed to have a bond based on the Eastman moving connection and the fact that my kids were the same ages that you all were when you moved back to KIngsport. I visited her a lot when she was at Baysmont. She was always an encouragement and an example to me of kindness and also a very sharp mind. My boys were always impressed with how much she kept up with baseball! You all have quite a legacy and I just wanted to let you know how much she meant to my family in a time of transition. Praying for you all during this difficult time. With deepest sympathy,

Danelle and Chris Glasscock and family.

Jenny Moore

August 13, 2020

So sorry to hear about Dean’s passing!! She and Bill were vary special people! I’ll always remember her as a funny lady with great stories!! My thoughts and prayers are with her family!!

Cattrenia Gordon

August 13, 2020

Wilma Dean was such a sweet and wonderful woman. I loved seeing her and would carry on the funniest conversations. I may or may not have snuck her snickers and candy to put in her candy bowl. I used to walk with her to her room and close her blonds and fix the heat or air. She was such a blessing to know. God gave me a wonderful friend and gained a treasure. I love her and her beautiful family. Many prayers and blessings to you all.

Becky Turner

August 12, 2020

You will be missed Ms.Dean , You are a precious lady , i enjoyed our times together and chats !!! Rest high on that mountain, see you soon sweet lady !!!

Steve Carpenter

August 12, 2020

To Karen, Jan and Ken, I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I know all too well what that is like. Although we've been out of touch for years, our families were very close for many years and I still consider you as family. Our parents were such close friends it's only natural to consider it that way. Now, your mom can join your dad and my mom and dad to all be together once again. My deepest condolences and much love to you all. May you R.I.P. Aunt Dean.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY