Estella “Jill” M. Dumke, 88, died Monday, October 29, 2012 at the Elms Retirement Village in Wellington. A daughter of the late Mark and Estella (nee Jones) Grissinger, Jill was born May 1, 1924. A lifelong Wellington resident, she graduated from Wellington High School in 1942.
Jill worked at Hennys drive-in but her main concern was taking care of her family. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wellington and loved collecting dolls.
Survivors include her children, Arthur (Lorraine) Dumke, Jr. of Vermilion and Michelle Star of Cleveland; two grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.
Jill was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 68 years, Arthur “Art” Dumke; daughter, Vickie Garn; grandson, Jeff Garn; brothers, Paul Stuart, Sydney Grissinger, Mark Grissinger; and sisters, Helen Eglin, Creda Copeland and Janet Warner.
Friends and family will be received Friday, November 2, 2012 from 1 P.M. until the time of service at 2 P.M. at Norton-Eastman Funeral Home, 370 S. Main St., Wellington, with Rev. Thomas Alexander officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Wellington.
Donations, in memory of Jill, can be made to Crossroads Hospice, Attn: Jane Miller, 9775 Rockside Rd., Suite 270, Valley View, OH 44125.
Expressions of sympathy may be given at: www.norton-eastmanfuneralhome.com.