Loretta Blanche Gump, 90, of Moundsville, WV, passed away on Friday, October 02, 2009 at Reynolds Memorial Hospital.
She was born on May 19, 1919 in Jacksonburg, Wetzel Co., WV the daughter of the late Clyde and Margaret Ann
Loretta was Baptist by faith. She was a proud homemaker and raised a very large family. She was a gardener and an accomplished musician who played the guitar, fiddle, piano, violin and mouth harp. She very much loved her animals and her children.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 33 years Orval Paul Gump; her companion of 35 years Thomas L. Black; a son Gordon W. Gump; a grandson Gary Wayne Gump; an infant
She is survived by her daughter June (Bob) Trayon of Moundsville; a daughter Maxine Webb of Moundsville; a son Clyde “Buster” (Shirley) Gump of Moundsville; a daughter Patsy Clark of Moundsville; a daughter Helen
“Bugsie” Wood and her boyfriend Tom Stanley of Moundsville; a daughter Sue (Charlie) Wood of Rosby’s Rock; a son Clark Gump and his companion Ann Connor of Rosby’s Rock; a daughter Gwen Ramirez of GA; a daughter Evalalah “Eige” (Bill) Wood of Moundsville; 29 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-
grandchildren, and great-great-great-grandchildren.
Family and friends will be received on Sunday, October 4, 2009 from 1:00 p.m. until the time of services at 4:00 p.
Interment will be at Loman Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Marshall County Animal Shelter, RR 5 Box 210, 12th Street, Moundsville, WV 26041.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.carechapel.com.