Claire Rumpke

November 30, -0001 - July 13, 2011

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RUMPKE Claire (nee Cordes) Nov.15, 1917- July 13, 2011. Preceded in death by her husband Barney Rumpke and her son Thomas Rumpke and her daughter and son-in-law Judi and Jerry Apking. Survived by her children Mary (Tom) Rumpke, Dianne (John) Brinck and Bernard (Jennifer) Rumpke. Also survived by sixteen grandchildren Todd (Sonia) Rumpke, Matt Rumpke, Mark (Kim) Rumpke, Missy (Brian) Krieger, Tina (Glenn) Mitcham, Keri Apking and Mitch Wilson, Andy (Shawna) Apking, John(Michelle) Brinck, Kris (Kip) Sturgill, Melinda (John) Ecenrode, Sara (Matt) Thompson, Ben (Jill) Brinck, Josh Brinck, Nadine Rumpke, Nicole (Matt) Crossin and B.J. (Amanda) Rumpke and thirty-eight great grandchildren. Sister of the late Ruth Zimmer, Annette Mouch, Bernard Cordes and Margaret Klein. Passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2011. Age 93 years. Visitation will take place at Queen of Peace Church, 2550 Millville Ave., Millville, Ohio Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. followed immediately by Mass of Christian Burial. Mrs. Rumpke was formerly an active member of St. Charles Borromeo Church, Girl Scouts, Roger Bacon, OLA, St. Charles PTA, Madonna Alter Society, and former president of the Carthage Civic League. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Sisters of Norte Dame, 1601 Dixie Highway Covington, KY 41011, Medical Mission Sisters, 8400 Pine Rd. Philadelphia, PA 19111 and Queen of Peace Church, 45013. Condolences at


Nancy Clark - Jul 25, 2011

My sympathies to all the family. Claire was very active at Bridgeway Pointe. She helped plan the music for the Saturday Masses, and knew many old hymns by heart. She could knit and crochet, and helped coordinate an annual fall crafts fair, benefiting St. Vincent de Paul. My great nephew has a sock monkey that Claire made, and I have some crocheted butterfly ornaments in rainbow colors.

Marty Winters - Jul 19, 2011


I was so sorry to hear about your mother passing away. She was a great lady and I know she will be greatly missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Hope we can get together soon. Marty

Rosella Lemming Family - Jul 19, 2011

With deepest sympathy to you and your family as this time. Rosella and the entire family would like for you to know that you are in our prayers. Your mother was a wonderful asset to the Rumpke family and will be greatly missed.

Terry & Pat Crossin - Jul 16, 2011

Our condolences to the Rumpke Family on your loss of Claire. Our prayers and thoughts are with your family. May God bless.