Fay Ellen (Hoverter) Rumberger, 68, of Middleburg, formerly of Millerstown, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, at the Penn Medicine Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, where she was being evaluated for a double lung transplant.
She was born March 30, 1949, in Cocolamus, Juniata County, a daughter of the late Arlene (Hoverter) Devlin. On Oct. 17, 1970, in Bunkertown, she married Richard L. Rumberger with whom she was blessed to share more than 46 years of marriage.
Fay was a 1967 graduate of East Juniata High School, Cocolamus.
She was employed and retired as a clerical supervisor with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
Her memberships include the Trinity United Methodist Church, Middleburg, the Middleburg Fire Company and Ambulance League, the Kreamer Fire Company, and the LAM Foundation.
Fay enjoyed working on crossword puzzles, putting puzzles together, and keeping in touch with her Facebook friends on a daily basis. She also enjoyed camping with her family and friends at the Penn Avon Campground where she had been camping there for the past 30 years, camping in October in Lancaster, and going to Florida and Gatlinburg, Tenn., on vacations. Fay was very active until she was diagnosed with a rare lung disease called Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville in 2010.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by three loving sisters, Patsy Crawford and husband Frank, of Honey Grove, Mary Zeigler and her husband John, of Cocolamus, and Betty Imes and her companion Charlie Stine, of Thompsontown; many caring nieces and nephews; and her loving pets, Glacier and Bisket.
In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by a half brother, Alfred Jamison; a half sister, Vivian Hutzel; and a nephew, Weston Imes.
All services will be private and at the convenience of the family.
For those that wish, memorial contributions in Fay's memory may be made to the LAM Foundation, 4520 Cooper Road, Suite 300, Cincinnati, OH 45242, or to the Penn Avon Campground, 22 Penn Avon Trail, Route 204, Selinsgrove, PA 17870.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., 111 Westfall St., McAlisterville.
Online tributes and condolences may be sent to the family at www.brownfuneralhomesinc.com.
Published on October 6, 2017