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Betty Mae Mumma, 87, of Rockford, passed away on January 23, 2017. She was born on August 18, 1929 to Carl V. and Sigrid Klaung Olson in Rockford. She graduated from East High School in 1947 and worked at National Lock Co. Betty married the love of her life, Jack Mumma, on September 14, 1957, and was a loving spouse for 59 years. She was a former member at Bethany United Methodist Church where she enjoyed singing in the choir, participating in women's clubs, and working as their church secretary. In recent years she was a member of Christ United Methodist Church which she attended regularly. She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by her survivors: husband, Jack; children, Beth (P.J.) Waelti, Jeff (Tiffany) Mumma, and Nancy (Bruce) Jorlando; grandchildren, Jamie and Jennifer Waelti, Ashley, Lindsey, and Bailey Jorlando; and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents and sisters, Phyllis Olson and Laurna Smith.
Funeral services will be co-officiated by Pastors Scott Himel and Laura Barkley at 11:00 AM, Saturday, January 28, 2017, in Christ United Methodist Church, 4509 Highcrest Rd., Rockford followed by a church luncheon. Visitation will be prior to the service at the church from 10:00-10:45 AM. The family would like to thank the staff of DaVita for the wonderful care given to Betty. Memorials can be directed to Christ United Methodist Church, 4509 Highcrest Rd. Rockford, IL 61107.

Condolences & Shared Memories (13)

  1. Sandi (Lewis) Paykin

    Nancy, Our deepest sypathies go out to you and all of your family. You are in ours thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you and your family during this time of grief.

  2. Joe Hegedus

    Dear Beth, so sorry for your loss. May the Lord strengthen you and your family.

  3. Viola Dent & Family

    Jack ,so sorry to hear about Betty our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family , may Betty rest in peace .

  4. Bill & Kathy Waelti

    Jack, we were so sad to hear about Betty. Even as she struggled with her health, she maintained her kind, sweet nature. You and Betty were blessed with a long loving marriage and beautiful children and grandchildren who treasured special time with family. We will miss her! Our hearts and prayers go out to you, PJ & Beth, Jamie & Jenna and the rest of your loving family. God bless you all. Cherish those beautiful memories!

  5. Patty Yen

    Jeff: All of us in your Redline family share our deepest condolences in the loss of your dear mom. May the happy memories of her comfort you during this time.

  6. Donald & Shirley Falk

    Jack: We are saddened to here of Bettys passing. I feel fortunate to have met and spent some times talking with Betty over the years. She was a wonderful person. You had a good and very long life together and I know there is no way to prepare for your future without her. GODS PEACE to you. Our condolences also go out to Beth and the rest of your family. I am confident that Jesus and his father have made a room ready in their house for Betty.

  7. Becky Dannenberg

    Beth, PJ, Jamie and Jenna my deepest heart felt sympathy. I know each of you will miss her deeply. Hang on to all the good memories . Hugs to all of you.

  8. Mike and Diane Fischer

    Beth and PJ, Your mom was quite a woman and hung in there in spite of many adverse situations. She will always be with you in spirit. If there is anything you need, please don't hesitate to call. We are so sorry for your loss and we are thinking of you. Mike and Diane

  9. Tracey Johnson Cook

    Beth, I am so sorry for your loss. One of the hardest things is losing a parent my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  10. Deanna Watts

    May you and your family's many wonderful memories comfort your sorrow. Praying for your peace to fill an empty void in your lives.

  11. Scott & Laura Riggs

    Beth, our heart felt condolences go out to you and all of your family for the lose of your mom. She is in a much better place with no more pain and suffering. May God bless you and all your family through this time.

  12. Melissa Adkins

    Beth, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family. Melissa

  13. Ray Champi

    Beth, So sorry for your loss. From what you said your mother went through, she hung in there pretty well. Hope all is well with you and family.


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