Arla Jean Rumsey

ALLIANCE- Arla Jean (Wuthrick) Rumsey, 75, of Beloit passed away at 12:40 p.m. Friday, April 4, 2014, at her home.

She was born in Salem, Ohio, to Ralph and Alberta (Siegenthaler) Wuthrick.

A 1956 graduate of Goshen High School, Arla was an active member of Maximo Zion Church. She was formerly employed at MPI Labels for 20 years.

She was a volunteer for Alliance Hospice and a member of the Damascus Historical Society. Arla loved gardening and especially loved spending time with her friends, children and grandchildren.

Survivors include her children, Theresa of Salem, Thomas (Lori) Rumsey of Alliance and Fredrick O. (Lori) Rumsey Jr. of Salem; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Frederick O. Rumsey Sr., whom she married Sept. 5, 1959, and died Feb. 4, 2008; and brothers Alfred Wuthrick, who died in 1952, and Roger Wuthrick, who died in 1938.

Services will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, April 7, 2014, at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home with Pastor David Ashbrook officiating. Friends may call two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. A private burial will be at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alliance Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice, 885 S. Sawburg Rd., Ste. 106, Alliance, Ohio 44601.

Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home, 75 S. Union Ave., Alliance, OH 44601. Friends may register online at


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