Rosemary Louise (Latham) Sanders Kumpf, 86, of Brazil, Indiana passed away at home, December 6, 2017.
She was born on July 10, 1931, in Centerpoint, Indiana the daughter of Roy and Nellie (Killion) Latham. Rosemary graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1949. Later, she graduated from Indiana State University with a degree in education and then she earned her master’s degree from DePaw University. Mrs. Kumpf taught Special Education at Forest Park Elementary for 19 years.
Rosemary married John Wesley Sanders in 1949. He preceded her in death unexpectedly at the age of 39. She married William Kumpf on November 27, 1968; he preceded her in death on December 10, 2010 after 42 years of marriage.
She was a charter member of the East Side Christian Church. She was also a member of the Brazil First Church of the Nazarene and the El’ Shaddai Emmaus Community.
Rosemary enjoyed reading and spending time with her family – especially her grandkids.
In addition to her parents Roy and Nellie Latham and her husband’s John Wesley Sanders and William Kumpf; she was preceded in death by two daughters: Linda Jean Sanders and Terri Lynne (Sanders) Proffitt; siblings: Lyndon Latham, Robert Latham, Lois Latham Meyer, and Joseph Latham.
Survivors include 3 children: Onya Wetnight and husband David of Brazil, Douglas Sanders and wife Tina of Seelyville and Bradley Sanders of Brazil; step-children: Virginia (Kumpf) Boyce and husband Ken of Fillmore, William Kumpf Jr. and wife Mary of Lebanon, TN, Peggy (Kumpf) Hines and husband David of Brazil; Janet (Kumpf) Davenport and husband Owen of Terre Haute; sisters: Norma Lowery of Terre Haute and Jean Okeli of Illinois; as well as many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family members and friends.
Visitation will be at French Funeral Home, 421 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834, Tuesday, December 12, 2017 from 11-1. Services will follow at the funeral home, Tuesday, at 1:00pm with burial to follow at Summit Lawn Cemetery. Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in her memory.