Arthur “Melvin” Brumbaugh, age 77, of rural Bethel, Missouri, passed away Monday, January 15, 2018, at his home northeast of Bethel, Missouri. He was born June 19, 1940, in Lewis County, Missouri, the son of Harry and Doris (Thrasher) Brumbaugh. He was united in marriage to Wendeline Wood in 1967.
Surviving are his wife, Wendeline Brumbaugh; mother, Doris Brumbaugh of Lewistown, Missouri; three children, a daughter, Patty Brawner and Dennis of Maywood, Missouri; son, Joe Brumbaugh of Bethel, Missouri, and son, Jason Brumbaugh and Jody of Bethel, Missouri; one brother, James Brumbaugh of Lewistown, Missouri; two sisters, Erma Geisendorfer of LaBelle, Missouri, and Roberta Stice and Russell of Lewistown, Missouri; five grandchildren, Anna Leach and Derek, Austin Jones, Kylie Derboven and Shawn, Jodi Brumbaugh, Dalton Brumbaugh and Tea; one great granddaughter, Sadie Brumbaugh; one great grandson expected in May; his mother-in-law, Dorothy Wood of Macon, Missouri; brother-in-law, Danny Wood and Ginger; sister-in-law, Cindy Shuck and Mike; and several nieces and nephews.
Melvin was preceded in death by his father; four brothers, Kenneth, Ersel, Glen and David Brumbaugh, and a daughter-in-law, Tracy Brumbaugh.
Melvin was raised in Lewis County and received his education in Lewistown. He was a jack of all trades but mainly enjoyed operating his bulldozer. Melvin was a man of few words who took great pride in the simpler things in life. He valued honesty, hard work, family, and friends. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed him. Melvin enjoyed arrowhead collecting, hunting, fishing, his friends at the Fest Hall, and spending time with friends and family, especially his grandchildren. He was a member of the Bethel Christian Church.
Visitation will be held Saturday, January 20, 2018, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Coder Funeral Chapel in LaBelle, Missouri.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, January 21, 2018, in the Coder Funeral Chapel in LaBelle, Missouri, with Pastor Dewayne Larenson officiating for the services. Burial will be in the Midway Cemetery with Glen Jones, Ty Miller, Bill Hester, Ronnie Radel, Ronnie Lay and Skip Lay as casket bearers.
Memorials are suggested to the Midway Cemetery and may be left at or mailed to Coder Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 151, LaBelle, MO, 63447.