Buelah Dumont, 96, of Sigourney, died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital in Arlington, Texas.
Buelah was born May 12, 1920, in rural Martinsburg, the daughter of Frank and Ida (Puder) Martin, and received her education in country school. On Feb. 14, 1939, she married Leonard Dumont at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Harper. The couple lived and farmed in the Sigourney area until moving into Sigourney in 1965. Buelah sold Avon products for 40 years and also made salads for The Buckle in Keota.
She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Sigourney and the Altar and Rosary Society. Buelah enjoyed cooking, especially making angel food cakes and noodles.
Survivors include two daughters, Kay Peiffer of Sigourney and Karen (Vance) Hall of Arlington, Texas; six grandchildren, Deb (Tim) MacDonald, Greg Peiffer, Kathy (Chris) Bagby, Kristi Powell, Julie Andrews and Susan Herbert; and eight great-grandchildren, Sam and Kayla MacDonald, Graham and Caroline Bagby, Kourtnee Bailey, Jada, Jaylin and Jackson Andrews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leonard; nine siblings, Gladys, Myrl, Maude, Harold, Ethel, John, Velma, Forrest and Wilma; son-in-law, Dennis Peiffer; and granddaughter Deanne Hall.
Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 3, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Sigourney, with the Rev. Charles Fladung officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary Cemetery in Sigourney. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at Powell Funeral Home in Sigourney, where there will be a wake service at 3 p.m.
A memorial fund has been established for the Lewis Memorial Fountain or St. Mary Catholic Church.
Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Sigourney is caring for Buelah and her family.
Tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com.