Walter V. Rumans, 1916-2003, Versailles

Walter V. Rumans, 87, of Versailles, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2003, at the Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City.

He was born June 18, 1916, in Morgan County, a son of Clarence and Dorothy Sargent Rumans. On Nov. 22, 1941, he married Violet Jane Lawson, who died July 2, 1979.

Mr. Rumans was a retired farmer.

Survivors include a son, Larry Rumans, of Versailles; five daughters, Louise Roll, of Versailles, Jessie Phillips, of Independence, Ruth Gerlt, of Latham, Sharon Homan, of Syracuse, and Judy Rogers, of Lee's Summit; 15 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson. He was also predeceased by a brother, Bennie Rumans.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles, with the Rev. Tom Voth officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Nebo Cemetery, near Versailles.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Mt. Nebo Cemetery.