2013-02-28 / Obituaries

Evangelina Sally Brumbelow

June 22, 1920 - February 25, 2013

Funeral services for Evangelina “Sally” Brumbelow will be held at 1:00 PM Friday, March 1, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Rockdale, with Rev. Jack Chelf officiating. Burial will follow in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Rockdale.

Sally was born on June 22, 1920 in Rockdale to James Howard and Mary Elizabeth (Ashley) Barnhouse. She was a lifelong resident of Rockdale and was a graduate of Rockdale High School.

She and Andrew Brumbelow were married on August 25, 1940 in Rockdale, and to this union 3 sons were born; Andrew Jr., Richard and David. She was a homemaker and had also worked for 12 years at McVoys Grocery as a clerk. Her favorite past time was working in the yard and going to the nursing home.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church since 1931. She taught various classes in Sunday School for forty years. She especially loved to teach little children. She also taught classes in Women’s Missionary Union, such as Girl’s auxiliary, Sunbeams and Royal Ambassadors. She also taught boys and girls in Church training.

She was an active member of Women’s Missionary Union and taught several years in Vacation Bible School. She was also a member of the Senior Adults who held Monday morning church services at Manor Oaks Nursing Center.

Sally passed away on Monday, February 25, 2013 in the Manor Oaks Nursing home, reaching the age of 91.

Sally is preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 52 years, Andrew Brumbelow on Oct. 2, 1992; son, Andrew Brumbelow, Jr.; four brothers, Frank, Howard, Joel and Henry Barnhouse, and a sister, Bertha Mae Haining.

Survivors include Richard Brumbelow and wife Brenda of Pflugerville and David Brumbelow and wife Lannette of Rockdale, also special family members Billie Dell Brumbelow and Ruth Fisk; her special grandson David; two granddaughters, Shane and Donna DeAnn, and two other grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren.

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