Thelma Ruberta Alumbaugh

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Thelma Ruberta Alumbaugh, 97, formerly of Nevada, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, at Phoenix Mountain Post-Acute in Phoenix, Ariz. Thelma was born Sept. 22, 1924, in Nevada, Mo., to Lucian L. and Beulah E. Bond. She was united in marriage to Norman Lee Alumbaugh on Feb. 19, 1946, and he preceded her in death on July 15, 1994.

Thelma grew up in Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School. After her marriage to Norman they made their home in Independence, Mo. They moved back to Nevada in 1985, until she moved to Arizona in 2001.

Survivors include two daughters, Linda S. Staley (Jack), Phoenix, Ariz., and Jeannie D. Beard (William), Dewey, Ariz.; grandchildren, Traci Bailey, Phoenix, Ariz., Tricia Cerda, Phoenix, Ariz., Tara Welch, St. Louis, Mo., Amy Kille, Prescott, Ariz., and Sara Hurd, Dewey, Ariz.; 13 great-grandchildren; a sister, Fern Welch, Nevada, Mo.; as well as many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; and seven siblings, Lucian Dale Bond, Elton Bond, Wilma Reed, Marion Rains, Elmond Bond, Willard Bond, and Betty F. Bond.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 23, at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada. Interment will follow in Moore Cemetery, Nevada. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11:00 a.m., prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E Flower St., Bldg. 2, Phoenix Az, 85014.

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