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Funeral service for Dorothy Lee Bump will be 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 at the MMS-Payne Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Jack DaMico will officiate.
Dorothy passed away on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 at the age of 78.
The daughter of Henry W. and Hazel Eagleton Sumter was born March 1, 1938 in Claremore, Okla. She was raised in rural Rogers County where she attended Sequoyah Public Schools. There she loved playing basketball, and was a member of the graduating class of 1956. Upon graduating Dorothy began working even harder taking care of her family. She had married Doug Norfleet and to this marriage Mary Pat and Mitchell Norfleet were born. It was also during this time that she began working for local companies such as Gateway Luggage, and Jack Marshall Chevrolet doing accounting and clerical work. In 1970 Dorothy married LeRoy Denton. During this marriage Dorothy and LeRoy adopted their grandsons Jeremy and Donnie Denton. It was also during this time that she had began her career with Memorex/Telex. This career spanned for over 20 years.
Upon retirement Dorothy married Lawrence Bump. the two made their home in Claremore, until Lawrence passed away.
Dorothy was many things to many people. However to her family she was the fun loving mother, grandmother and sister.
The one that taught everyone how to play cards, numerous types of board games and bowling.
She was also the strict lady that would correct them when they weren't doing the laundry and hanging and ironing the clothes just right. However most importantly she was the lady that loved her family, and would do anything for any of them.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Hazel Sumter; husbands Douglas Norfleet, Leroy Denton, Lawrence Bump; 5 brothers, and 4 sisters.
Survivors include her children, Mary Pat Bowman and husband Rick, Mitchell Norfleet and wife Linda, Jeremy Denton and wife Debra, and Donnie Denton; grandchildren, Luke Bowman, James Potter, Gina Foster, Amy Bunch, Bruce Norfleet, Brandy Collins and Melissa Collins; great-grandchildren, Cody Denton, Cheyenne Denton, Kristen Carroll, Julies Mercado, Alicia Mercado and Elysha Roy; brother, Kenneth Sumter; sister, Mildred Fishback and many other extended family.
View and sign Dorothy's online tribute at www.mmsfuneralhomes.com
Published on January 17, 2017
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