In Memoriam : Phyllis Rumelhart

Phyllis Irene Rumelhart - age: 82
(February 20, 1928 to December 27, 2010 )
Resident of Visalia, California

Visitation Information:
Visitation will be held on Monday, January 10, 2011 from 3:00 to 7:00 PM at Evans Miller Guinn Chapel (425 North Kaweah Avenue) in Exeter. The Celebration of her life will be held at the United Methodist Church (5200 West Caldwell) in Visalia on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at 10:00 AM. Burial will follow that afternoon at 2:00 PM at Fresno Memorial Gardens, located at the corner of Whitesbridge and Cornelia Streets in Fresno. Memorials may be sent to the donor’s favorite charity in Phyllis’ name. Condolences may sent to the family at or at .

Phyllis Rumelhart, 82, passed away on December 27, 2010 in Visalia, California. She was born to Harold Dwight and Katherine (Butherus) Mosier in Benkelman on February 20, 1928. So, how do you cover 82 years of a very full, busy and rewarding life in a minimal amount of words?
While at church youth camp one summer, she met a really sweet and handsome guy named George Rumelhart for Omaha. They stayed in touch even during the war while he was at sea in the South Pacific. After finishing his time in the navy, they were married on June 29, 1947 in Omaha, NE at the Trinity Methodist Church, a marriage with lasted 54 years before her husband, George passed away in 2001.
In 1954, the young couple moved to Fresno, California where she worked at Fresno High School. Later as her husband worked his way up the banking ladder in Tulare County, she continued working in the educational sector at Porterville College and eventually for 22 years at the College of the Sequoias in Visalia, as a secretary for the Dean of Men and later with Student Activities Board and Insurance. One of the many awards she received over the years was that of Classified Employee of the Year at COS. Besides being very active in CSEA at COS and the ABWA, she was active in many other clubs and church groups. Where there was a committee, chances are there was Phyllis, busy as always being very helpful and extremely organized. If you wanted something done, she was your person.
Anyone who knew Phyllis knew she was always on the go between watching her kids and later grandkids at school, church and sport functions. Faith and family were everything to Phyllis, who had limitless energy to do it all while even working full time. She and George were both members of the Visalia Methodist Church.
She is survived by two sons, Dave Rumelhart of Visalia, Jim Rumelhart of Cincinnati, Ohio, and one daughter Karole Andrada also of Visalia; their spouses, three grandsons, four granddaughters and two sister, Carol Menze-Guimond of Fresno and Wand Leighton of Omaha, Nebraska, numerous nephews, nieces and others. Phyllis was and still is loved by many and will be missed dearly.

Mary Fulbright - January 4, 2011Contact this person Contact this person
Dear Karole: I was so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I remember her as such a kind and friendly person. I know the love you shared and the wonderful memories you have will help you through this sad time. I'm sorry we haven't stayed connected, but I wanted to let you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Your Friend.......Mary Fulbright

Deborah Barnes (Smith) - January 10, 2011Contact this person Contact this person
Dear Jim, Karole and Family: I am sorry to hear about your mother's passing. She and your father were such good people. Your mom always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. She and your father were very good to me when I was in high school and college. Your mom and dad may be gone but they left a wonderful family legacy through their children. Sincerely, Debbie Barnes

David Dudley - January 11, 2011Contact this person Contact this person
Dear Kathy and David, We were sorry to hear of your mother's passing. We hope you are comforted by many happy times with her. Sincerely, David and Joanne Dudley