Paula Sue (Martel) Rumsey

Paula Sue (Martel) Rumsey, 49, of Warrensburg, Mo., died Thursday, Nov. 28 at home.

Paula S M Rumsey

Paula Sue (Martel) Rumsey

A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home in Warrensburg with Pastor Brian Classen officiating. Pallbearers will be Jim Martel, Bob Martel, Terry Hazelrigg, Charlie Moyer, Andrew Martel, Jared Cogan, Jason King and Patrick Kielty. Honorary pallbearers will be Raymond Martel, Michael Martel, Brian Harris, John MacWilliam, Jason Hale, Matt Denhan, Cody Compton and Craig Compton.

Graveside services will follow and be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Blue Springs Cemetery in Blue Springs, Mo.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 at the funeral home.

She was born Aug. 23, 1964, in Independence, Mo., to Raymond and Pauline Martel.

She was united in marriage to Tim Rumsey on June 29, 1991.

Paula graduated from William Chrisman High School in 1982 and earned a liberal arts degree in 1987 from Longview Community College in Lee’s Summit, Mo. She received her Bachelor of Science in education in early childhood from Central Missouri State University in May 1989, and later also received her Masters of Education degree from CMSU. Paula was hired in 1989 with the Warrensburg R-6 School District where she taught elementary school for more than 22 years. She was the district coordinator and a Head Start teacher for the Head Start Program in Warrensburg. She taught Title 1 preschool at Reese Elementary School, and taught kindergarten at both South East Elementary and Ridge View Elementary schools. Paula was involved in school functions, such as the MSTA. Paula loved teaching and watching her students progress to young learners.

Paula is survived by her husband, Tim; and her children, Katelyn and Calvin Rumsey, all of Warrensburg; two sisters, Pauline Moyer of Lone Jack, Mo.; and Patty Hazelrigg of Blue Springs; three brothers, Jim Martel of Independence, Mo.; Bob Martel of Lee’s Summit; and Raymond Martel of Stockton, Mo.

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6 Responses to Paula Sue (Martel) Rumsey

  1. Steve & Lisa Forbes, Linsa & Justin Dean Reply

    December 5, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Tim, Katelyn, Calvin, & other family,
    We extend our sorrow & condolences to all of you along with big, long hugs. We all have such fond memories of Paula from these years knowing her & you and even though she will never be far from your minds & hearts, your pain will lessen as time goes on. Remind yourselves that many, many people also love her & are still here all around you every day. Blessings & love to all of you.

  2. vickie love Reply

    December 6, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    So sorry for the recent loss of Paula. I remember her smiles and her kindness as she always, always said hi – how are you?

  3. David McCormack Reply

    December 11, 2013 at 9:58 am

    Paula was a great friend and I will miss seeing here smiling face. My condolences to here family.

  4. Parent of Student Reply

    December 17, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Paula was a sweet, kind, and beautiful person. Although I only knew her for a short time. I knew she would be a person I would never forget. Personality and qualities of an ANGEL. She will truly be missed and much love and prayers going to the family left behind.

  5. Mona Wendzillo Reply

    December 21, 2013 at 9:23 am

    I was so sorry to hear of Mrs. Rumsey’s passing. She was the Kindergarten teacher of my son Michael. She was so kind, patient and loving with Michael and the other children. Her supportive words about my Asperger’s son are still with me to this day. God bless the family. May they find peace in knowing she is in God’s care now.

  6. Pauline Moyer Reply

    January 12, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. We know that Paula touched many lives in the time she had with us. That you for sharing you love and experiences with her. It truly means a lot to me and our family.

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