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Obituary: Darlene Louise Gumm, 74, Green Co., KY

She traveled the world. She was a fantastic cook. And she was always quick with a word of sage advice, "Let me tell you this, kiddo."

Darlene Louise Gumm, 74, passed away in Louisiana on May 6, 2010.

Visitation for Darlene Gumm will be Tuesday, May 11, 2010 from 5-8pmCT, at Chaddick Funeral Home in DeRidder, LA. Graveside services will be conducted for Mrs. Gumm at 2pmCT., Thursday, May 13, 2010 at O'Banion Cemetery in Greensburg, KY under the direction of the Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home, 209 W. Court ST, Greensburg, KY.

Darlene Louise Gumm, 74, Green Co., KY

Darlene Louise Gumm, age 74, entered into heavenly rest on Thursday, May 6, 2010 following a brief battle with cancer. She was home surrounded by loved ones.

She was preceded in death by her loving and devoted husband, Norman Gumm in 2003, her parents Harry and Mary Williams, her brother, Harry Williams, Jr. and one step-daughter, Moenica Guerin.

Darlene was a loving wife and mother, devoted daughter and granddaughter and friend to many. She was a fantastic cook. She was always prepared with a quick word of sage advice, "Let me tell you, kiddo."

She lived an incredible life, traveling the world with her parents in her youth, living in Scotland, England and numerous places in the States. She survived a hurricane.

She was a caregiver all her life, becoming a mother at seventeen, nursing sick grandparents, parents, her husband, and a mentally and visually challenged child up to the last three years of her life, hindered only by her own health limitations. She has earned her rest and Daddy is so very happy to have her join him. Rest easy, Mama.

She leaves to cherish her memory: four daughters: Colleen Bunzey and husband Berk of Sugarloaf Key, FL Vickie Baldwin and husband Mark of Tacoma, WA, Mary K. Gumm of Vinton, LA., and Kimberly Scallon and husband Bubba of DeRidder, LA. One son Albert Mulkey III of Tacoma, WA; two step-sons: Dennis Gumm of Port Arthur, TX., and Billy Gumm (Kathy) of Campbellsville, KY., three step-daughters: Jeri Lynn Stone and husband Joe of Campbellsville, KY., Lisa Gonterman of Upton, KY., and Connie Noe of Hodgenville, KY., fifteen grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, a devoted sister-in-law and caregiver, Doris Williams of DeRidder, LA., a sister-in-law Mary Parr of Louisville, KY., and a loving sister in heart, Ida Monk of Wiggins, MS., and numerous nieces and nephews. -The Children of Darlene Louise Gumm

Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home, 209 W. Court ST, Greensburg, KY, is in charge of arrangements.

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