Amanda Jane Bumpus
Amanda Jane BUMPUS Daughter of George H. and Julia Ann Puckett 
born in Jefferson county Feb. 22, 1855, died May 1st, 1926. 

She was married to Richard Bumpus Jan.11, 1874. To which union
eight children were born. Three precededed (sic) her in death: 
those surviving are Mrs. Rose Atchison, Geo. and Robert Bumpus, 
Mrs Jslia (sic) Pilson, Mrs. Cora Goddard, and one step daughter, 
Mrs. Johanna Wissenhunt.  She also opened her home to Mr. Pierce
Phillips a nephew,  who remained with them until manhood.
Her husband died July 11, 1895 leaving to her the burden of 
rearing a family which she so nobly accomplished. In early girlhood 
she professed faith in Christ, united with the Hams Grove Baptist
Church in Nov. 1873, where she lived a devoted christian, always 
loyal to her church and pastor.

For several years she made her home with her children who rise up 
to call her blessed. 

She also leaves to mourn her going, a sister Mrs. Lois Vaughn, 
three brothers, William, Henry and Stephen Puckett, 24 grand children, 
13 great grand children and other relatives and friends. 
Truly a noble woman has fallen. 
Goodbye Aunt Manda till we meet again.

One of the largest congregations that every assembled at Hams Grove
church paid their respects to her memory by their presence Sunday 
afternoon May 2, at 2:30. Funeral conducted by Elder Cyrus Maulding of
Mt. Vernon Ill.

from The Ina Observer May 6, 1926
Submitted by: Phyllis Patterson

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