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Ellen Marie Bumba (nee Rich)

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[March 16, 2015]  ATLANTA - Ellen Marie Bumba (nee Rich), 74, of Atlanta, died peacefully in her home on Thursday, March 12, 2015, after a long battle with cancer. As in life, she was blessed to spend her final days surrounded by loved ones.

Visitation: None

Service: A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Funeral home: Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home of Atlanta.

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ATLANTA - Ellen Marie Bumba (nee Rich), 74, of Atlanta, died peacefully in her home on Thursday, March 12, 2015, after a long battle with cancer. As in life, she was blessed to spend her final days surrounded by loved ones.

Ellen was born to the late Charles and Helen Rich. She graduated from Mendota High School and received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Northern Illinois University. Ellen was appointed by former Illinois Governor Jim Thompson to serve on the Selective Service Board from 1982-1992. She was a middle and high school history teacher in Amboy and also taught at the Illinois Math and Science Academy in Aurora before retiring in 1991.

Ellen was the beloved wife of Richard Bumba; dear sister of Frank (Helen) Rich of Princeton and Irene (Lee) Christiansen of Oswego; and further survived by five children: Scott (Lynn) Bumba of Schaumburg, Ronda (Colvin) Lewis of Senoia, Ga., Jenny Bumba of Dixon, Alicia (Kenny) Haller of Chicago, and Jonathan (Cynthia) Bumba of Austin, Tex. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren: Morgan Spaeth, Jessica Gibbs, Cheyenne Lavallie, Brett Lewis, Paige Lewis, Ethan Haller, Grayson Bumba, Zander Bumba, Jeremy Meaker, Jessica Meaker, Jennifer Meaker; and five great-grandchildren: Landon Dollar, Gage Bell, Gabriella Bell, Jayden Flores and Kaleb Flores.

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The family would like to express immeasurable gratitude to Kelly Davis and April Vonderheide from, Safe Haven Hospice in Lincoln, for providing loving care to Ellen during her illness. In lieu of flowers, a memorial may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at www.wounded warriorproject.org  in memory of Ellenís five brothers who proudly served in the armed forces.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Final arrangements are entrusted with Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home of Atlanta.

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