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Betty Lee (Settle) Bumb

November 19, 1926 ~ July 3, 2017 (age 90)

Betty Bumb (Settle) 90, of Naples died in her home on Monday, July 3, 2017.  Betty had been fighting battles with pancreatic and lymphatic cancer since 2016. Despite setbacks she continued to play tennis,bridge, and dream of living to be 100 years old. She set medical records by outliving charts and graphs for sufferers of cancer. Her incredible fight was not alone however: Dr. Daniel Morris of Florida Cancer Center was her knight in shining white physicians jackets. He stood  beside guiding her with utmost kindness. Betty loved her family and friends from both Indianapolis and Naples. Having moved to Marco Island in 1974, she tirelessly helped others as a volunteer in the hospitals, churches and communities. She held her growing family together as life moved us away from our grounded base of Naples. Her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren certainly were loved unconditionally. As a child prodigy of piano her life took a turn once she graduated from Butler University in the School of Pharmacy. She and her husband of 56 years both worked in the world of Pharmacy for over 35 years. They loved their work but they also loved to travel world wide. Taking retirement meant more time for tennis and bridge and her beloved Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church in Naples. Dr. Jim Cochran enriched Betty's life with his incredible abilities in music. From her wins in tennis to laughs at bridge.. Betty made others happier, healthier and inspired to try harder, live longer and laugh a little bit more each day. Although she started life as an orphan at age 5 - she was never alone. She was loved by all who knew her and will surely be missed by all her family and friends far and wide. She loved all her friends at Stonebridge and the back pew gang at Vanderbilt.

She is survived by: Son Louis A Bumb(Pam), Daughter Beverly Peterson(Neal), Son Larry A Bumb and grandchildren: Victor Bumb, Angela Walker(Jeremy), Kristy Lawrence(Jason), Ryan Peterson(Kristin), James Bumb(Julie), Liberty Bumb and great grandchildren: Brent Walker, Kathryn Bumb, Cade Lawrence, Jake Lawrence and Evan Bumb Preceding Betty in death are her husband of 56 years Louis Alfred Bumb, her adopted parents Flora and Arnold Settle, Her sisters Ruth, Catherine and biological mother/father Sarah Rose Buhnerkemper and Fred Buhnerkemper, daughter in law Patty Boyer Bumb. 

Other notes:Accomplishments:

~Lambda kappa Sigma

~Phi Kappa Phi

~Biology Instructor: Butler School of Pharmacy

~Deacon at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church

~Naples Community Hospital volunteer

~Organist at Crestview Christian Church-Indianapolis, IN

~3.0 Tennis Champion 1996-singles

~Pharmacist at Hay's Pharmacy-Carmel, IN

~Graduated from Shortridge High School-Indianapolis, IN


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