Samuel “Irvin” Rumph


Samuel “Irvin” Rumph, 96, of Seymour, passed away Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at Lutheran Community Home with his family by his side.

Irvin was a lifelong Jackson County resident.

He was born Oct. 10, 1918, in the Pleasant Grove area of Jackson County and was the son of Louis G. Rumph and Jennie Robertson Rumph. His parents preceded him in death.

Irvin served at Camp Atterbury as a medic in the United States Army during World War II. He was a member of Reddington Christian Church.

He was associated with Allis Chalmers in both Bedford and Brownstown for many years. His last employment was with Cummins Engine Co., where he retired after 21 years of service. During his time at Cummins, he had worked at both Columbus and Seymour plants. He worked on a farm all his life with grain livestock and raising farm produce.

After retirement, he and his wife of 69 years, the former Leona Fish, enjoyed traveling for more than 20 years to Canada during the summer and Florida in the winter, where they enjoyed fishing and hosting visitors.

On April 12, 1941, he was united in marriage to Leona. This happy union was blessed with four children, Larry (Linda) Rumph, Linda (Dennis) Rust, David J. Rumph, who preceded him in death in September 2014, and Jerry Rumph, who preceded him in death in 1979; one grandson, Greg Rust; 13 granddaughters: Lariann Rumph, Karyn Fleetwood, Gina Bane, Kristen Rieckers, Nancy Waltz, Stacy Chasteen, Juvona Rumph, Kimberly Pagel, Mindy Bailey, Heather Templeton, Debora Herbert, Heidi Wheatley and Jessica Trueblood; 26 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; a brother Louis “Junior” (Marilyn) Rumph; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; two sons, Jerry Rumph and David Joe Rumph; and three sisters, Effie Verble, Ruby Lucas and Jane Mitchaner.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Voss Funeral Service with the Rev. Bill Weaver officiating. Graveside services will take place at Reddington Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Voss Chapel and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service Tuesday.

Memorials may be written in memory of Mr. Rumph to Reddington Christian Church, Lutheran Community Home or donor’s choice.