Ilah B. (Reynolds) Tumbleson, 83, of Dowagiac

Published 1:52pm Sunday, September 15, 2013

Ilah B. (Reynolds) Tumbleson, 83

Born: Nov. 8, 1929

Died: Sept. 13, 2013


Ilah B. (Reynolds) Tumbleson, 83, of Dowagiac, passed away at her residence on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on Nov. 8, 1929, in Niles to the late William F. and Josephine (Snouwaert) Reynolds.

After graduating from high school, Ilah married William R. Tumbleson at a ceremony on Jan. 29, 1947, in South Bend, Ind.

She retired after many years of service at Tyler Refrigeration in Niles, where she worked as a secretary.

Ilah was also a wonderful homemaker who loved to collect recipes, cook, bake and garden. She mostly valued her time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, William Tumbleson.

Ilah is survived by: her three sons, Roger (Marie) Tumbleson of Niles, Larry (Debbie) Tumbleson of Dowagiac and Alan (Jan) Tumbleson of Dowagiac; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

In keeping with Ilah’s wishes, cremation has taken place and no services will be held at this time.

Memorial contributions may be made in Ilah’s memory to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan, 222 N. Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007.

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