Frances Gumbar

May 02, 2014

Loving Mother

WAYNESVILLE — Frances Gumbar, 93, passed away Friday, April 25, 2014, at The Homestead.

A native of Chicago, Illinois, she had resided in Haywood County since 1988.  She was the daughter of the late William and Marcella Dailidas Rutledge.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony George Gumbar, who died in 2010, and one sister, Norrene Petlik. Frances was employed as an administrative assistant for several trucking firms and was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Sandra Lees, of Waynesville; three step-grandchildren; numerous cousins; and special friends, Pam, Lola and Jamie.

A memorial mass will be held 11 a.m.Wednesday, May 7, at St. John the Evangelist Church with Father James Cahill officiating.

Wells Funeral Homes & Cremation Services of Waynesville is in charge of arrangements.  An online memorial register is available at

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