Beverly Dumas

November 16, 1931 - May 31, 2017

11/16/1931 - 05/31/2017

Past Services

Sunday June 04, 2017
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions
Monday June 05, 2017
Greenwood Cemetery Chapel
1526 National Rd.
Wheeling, WV 26003
Monday June 05, 2017
11:00 am
St, Michael Catholic Church
National Road
Wheeling, WV 43906
740-676-0051 | Directions

Beverly Kay Dumas, 86, of Wheeling, WV, went home to meet her Savior on Wednesday, May 31,2017 at home surrounded by her family.
She was born on November 16, 1931 in
Wheeling, a daughter of the late Kathryn Braunlich Langham and Harold Auber. She was raised by her loving grandparents, Stella and Earl Braunlich, Sr.
Beverly was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church. She was a member of the Wheeling Hospital Auxiliary, the WV Auxiliary of the Congregation of St. Joseph and the “Lunch Bunch”. She was also a past member of the Wheeling Golf and Tennis Clubs. She enjoyed golf and especially playing tennis, her bridge club and gatherings with friends and family. She loved cooking, baking, needlepoint, knitting, and crafting. She was a beautiful soul, full of faith, kindness, caring compassion and such a giving person whose greatest joy was doing for others. Beverly was preceded in death by her beloved, devoted husband of 58 years, Frank Dumas and her wonderful son, David Dumas, a brother, Earl Braunlich, Jr., a sister, Nancy Schnell, her mother, Kathryn Langham, and her aunts, Virginia Wade, Rhea Sacco, and Dorothy Kunick.
She leaves behind to cherish her life, her sons, Frank (Jeffery) Dumas and his wife Elizabeth, of Wheeling and their children, Peter, Brad, Katrina, Jessica, Nicole and Daniel; Brad Dumas of Fullerton, CA, a daughter; Rhea Rodgers and her husband Dwaine and their children, McKenzie and Spencer of Wheeling, a daughter in law, Lisa Dumas and children, Cole and Taylor of Pinehurst, NC; her sister in law, Helen Dumisinecz of Warwood, her cousin, Jim Billow, the Braunlich family and nine great grandchildren.
Beverly’s family would like to extend a special thank you to all of her devoted and loving caregivers.
Friends will be received on Sunday, June 4, 2017, from 2:00pm until 8:00pm at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger St., Elm Grove Chapel where a vigil service will be held at 7:30pm.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, June 5, 2017 at 11:00am with Rev. William Matheny as celebrant.
Entombment will follow in Mt. Calvary Garden Mausoleum.
In memory and honor of their mother, the family would like for everyone to do a kind deed for a family member, a friend, a neighbor, an acquaintance, a stranger or a special charitable organization like Valley Hospice.
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Sam & Marian McCullough
6 years ago

Dear : Rhea & Family, We met your Mom when we were helping out with the WV tennis Open in the 80’s (when you had to pay to view the matches). Your mom & Betty Ward Riggs would help me as entrance greeters. They welcomed everyone so pleasantly and cheerfully. Your mom was just so wonderful and I enjoyed her company. We even shared a few recipes. We hope your beautiful memories fill your heart with peace. Love, Sam & Marian McCullough

Diane (Hipkiss) Howell
6 years ago

My deepest sympathy to your family. I fondly remember her laughter and love for her family.

H. Lawrence Jones, Ed.D.
6 years ago

Bev’s Family:

Please know that all of us share in your loss. Bev and Frank were role models not only for you but for the entire community. Larry Jones and Sue Blevins

Debbie Glaspell
6 years ago

I am so sorry to hear the passing of Bev. She was a wonderful and caring person. She was the kind of person you loved to be around. I am so glad that I was one of those people that got to spend some time with. RIP BEV.

Dennis R Albaugh
6 years ago

My sincere and deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mrs. Dumas. Denny Albaugh

Robbie Stewart
6 years ago

May the promise found at Isaiah 25:8 bring some comfort in the death of Beverly Dumas. ‘He will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from all faces.” Just imagine no more pain and grief due to the death of a love one! By means of the Kingdom that Jesus Christ taught us to pray for at Matthew 6:9,10; God will remove sickness, old age and death from the human family.

Lenora and George Ferdinand
6 years ago

After years of friendship with Bev and Frank we must say she was truly a woman with a “big heart”. She is probably today planning dinner for all her friends and family in heaven.

Heidi E
6 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss. May fond memories of your beloved Beverly bring you comfort during this hard time in your life. Look back on all the good memories you were able to have and smile at the fact that you were able to share these before she passed away. My hearts and prayers go out to you and your family. God has promised us that we will soon be reunited with our loved ones. “There is going to be a resurrection,” the Bible confirms at Acts 24:15. “Do not be amazed at this,” Jesus assures us, “for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” (John 5:28, 29)

Heather Youssef
6 years ago

Beverly was one of the kindest souls I have ever known. She was never happier than when she was caring for others. We shared many memories and lots of laughs on and off the tennis court. I feel very blessed to have known this very special lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. May her soul rest in peace.

Gary Martin
6 years ago

As my parents & family all referred to her growing up as “Aunt Bev”, I have to say that she was one of the kindest most giving people that we ever had the opportunity & good fortune to know. She would do anything for anyone and our family was a recipient of this so many times , it was just her nature. Our condolences to all of her family, what a great Lady.