March 21, 2013
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 10:00 AM Urbana University - Grimes Gymnasium
Tuesday, March 26 from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Urbana University - Sara Landess Room
Kathryn Lee Griffin Bumbalough, 54, of West Liberty, Ohio, passed away at 6:03 p.m., Thursday, March 21, 2013 at her home surrounded by her family.
She was born August 10, 1958, in Clark County, a daughter of Thomas Griffin, UT, and Marilyn Curl Knorr and Emil Knorr. On April 2, 1982 she married the love of her life, Lee Allen Bumbalough.
A Christian first, Kathy’s values and joy for life were reflected in those she taught. Many lives were touched by her, including children at the Church of Christ and students from Springfield South, Urbana University and various tutoring sessions. She attained her Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics in 1980 from Wittenberg University and her Master of Education in Classroom Teaching in 2000 from Urbana University. At the time of her passing, Kathy was an Assistant Professor of Education at Urbana University.
Kathy was also a loving housewife, nurturing mother and faithful member of the Urbana Church of Christ. She enjoyed baking, spending time outdoors and being healthy and active.
She is survived by her husband, Lee; her parents; her children, Tyler (Lyndsay) Bumbalough of Urbana and Heather Bumbalough of West Liberty. She is also survived by Matthew (Rachael) Lesko, IN; two brothers Charles Griffin, OK, and Fred (Sue) Knorr; two sisters, Louisa (Brett) Schaffer, CO, and Susan Knorr. She had 5 nieces and 13 nephews.
She is preceded in death by her step-sister, Kimberly Knorr.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 3-8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 in the Sara Landess Room in the Student Union Hall at Urbana University. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 in the Grimes Gymnasium with Minister Colin True officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, West Liberty. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Urbana University for a scholarship in memory of Kathy Bumbalough. Gifts should be marked: Kathryn Bumbalough Scholarship. Urbana University, 579 College Way, Urbana, Ohio 43078. Services are entrusted to VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.