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K.L. Sharp Funeral Home
Thursday August 28th, 2014

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Deborah L. McUmber

Deborah L. McUmber, 61, of Pitcher, NY, passed away on Thursday, August 21, 2014, at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Johnson City, NY, following a brief illness.

Deb was born in Cortland, NY, on February 13, 1951, the daughter of the late Ernest and Marlea Underwood Bilodeau. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Fireman’s Association of the State of NY and past president of the Cortland County Ladies Auxiliary.  In her spare time she enjoyed coaching soccer and softball  and being a member of the Seven Valley Whirl-a-Way Square Dance Club.

She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Mearland “Butch” McUmber and her children, Mellisa Rice, Joseph (Samantha Peterson) McUmber, Ernest McUmber, and Christopher McUmber, all of Pitcher.  She also leaves behind her brothers, Michael Bilodeau of Taylor and Raymond Bilodeau of Homer; a sister, Marlene (Charles) Parks of McGraw; a half-brother, Kurt (Cheryl) Williams of McGraw; several grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was also predeceased by a granddaughter, Meghan McUmber, and several aunts and uncles.

Funeral services will be held at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus, NY, on Thursday, August 28, 2014, at 11:00 a.m., with Reverend Palmer Neumeister officiating.  Burial will be in Pitcher Cemetery.  The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.   Expressions of sympathy in memory of Deb may be sent to the Cortland Co. Ladies Auxiliary.

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Butch - I am shocked and so very sad to hear of Debbies passing. I'm so sorry... She was and still is a loving and a gentle soul. I will always remember the fun times at the Willet Rod & Gun Club on those card playing nights. God bless you Butch  and your family as you go though this difficult time. Love prayers and hugs to each of you.......

Ann Olmstead Aug 28 2014 12:00 AM

Debbie came often to the Kellogg Free Library;  she was very knowledgeable regarding antiques.  She also encouraged her young grandchildren to read. We miss her already!  Our deepest sympathy to her Family.

from Jan at Kellogg Free Library

Jan Aug 27 2014 12:00 AM

so sorry! Debbie was one of the best patrons at the Kellogg Free Library and we will miss her very much!!

Suzanne Vetter Aug 27 2014 12:00 AM

Mellisa and family may the precious memories of your loved one be a comfort to you now, and may it help to know that many thoughts are with you in your sorrow. God Bless

lucinda Bonham Aug 27 2014 12:00 AM

Marlene and family...Am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you!

Marsha Havran Aug 27 2014 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one--Debbie. She had such a gentle soul and huge heart, she will be missed by all who knew her and never forgotten !!! Sending thoughts and prayers for her family and friends, may God give you the strength to get through this extremely difficult time. Rest In Peace My Dear Friend !!!

Vicki Staley Aug 27 2014 12:00 AM

Butch and family, I am sending my deepest thought, prayers and sympathy during this tough time. Deb was a wonderful person, a wife, mother and grandmother. I am thankful to have known her and to had been a part of your family. Words can not express what you all are going through and for that I am sorry. Thinking of y all during this hard time in life. Deb will forever be missed and her memories will forever stay within us all. God Bless You All.

Bonnie Stauber Aug 26 2014 12:00 AM

It is with great sadness that I learned of our family's loss of Deborah.  My heart felt condolences to her loved ones.

Paul Chamberlain Aug 26 2014 12:00 AM

Butch we are so sorry for your loss and your family's loss.  Debbie will be missed by all who knew her.

Emma Keator/ Denny Eaton Aug 25 2014 12:00 AM

Butch & Family ....We are So Sorry For The Loss Of Deb
It Just Doesn't Seem possible That She Is Gone
But she is still in "Our Hearts".
She Was Such A Great Woman
And Will be Missed Greatly
All Our Love!
Roger & Doris

Roger & Doris Rice Aug 25 2014 12:00 AM

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