Nov 082010


Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial for Wilma N. Macumber, 96, a resident of Riverview Manor, Pleasant Valley, formerly of Davenport will be 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 8, 2010 at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Davenport.

Burial will take place in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Monday in the gathering space at church. Mrs. Macumber died Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010 at Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Pleasant Valley after living in her home for 60 years. Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Wilma N. Minkler was born on Sept. 13, 1914 in Davenport, Iowa, a daughter of Thomas and Winifred (Madden) Minkler. She was united in marriage to Paul W. Macumber on June 1, 1942 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Davenport. Paul preceded Wilma in death on Dec. 28, 2008. They shared 66 years of marriage and memories together.

Wilma was employed as a seamstress for the former Davenshires and Bradford companies retiring in 1977. Faith played an important part in both Wilma and Paul’s lives. They were faithful members of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. Wilma was also one of the first crossing guards in Davenport.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church or to a favorite charity.

Wilma is survived by her daughter, Susan Macumber, Davenport; and sons, Richard (Kathleen) Macumber, Carbon Cliff, Ill., and Stephen (Kathleen) Macumber, Gilbert, Ariz.; grandchildren, Amy, Tina, Paul, Joshua, and Melanie; seven great-grandchildren; and a brother, Dwight Minkler, Davenport.

In addition to her husband, Wilma was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Eugene Minkler, and her sisters, Minnette Macumber and Anita Gay.

Wilma’s sense of humor, kindness, and strength will forever live in the hearts of those who loved her. Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed by visiting Mrs. Macumber’s obituary at

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