Conroy Funeral Home

Elizabeth A. "Beth" Bumgardner



Private Service
BUMGARDNER, Elizabeth A. “Beth”, 70, of Springfield passed away at 9:10p.m. on Thursday, September 17, 2020 in Springfield Medical Center. Beth had battled cancer for almost three years and fought the disease with determined strength and hard will that those who knew her would understand. She was born in Springfield on August 24, 1950 the daughter of Charles and Betty (Geis) Ryan. She worked as a Registered Nurse for 30 years at Community Hospital. After her retirement from Community Hospital, she was very proud to have worked as a nurse analyst in the Medicare Fraud division for the Ohio Attorney General. Beth’s roles in her life clearly defined her: nurse, mother, nana. Anyone needing help or care could always count on Beth. She especially took extra steps and provided great outstanding care for all her family members. Her nursing peers could always be counted on to share a story about Beth. She was always a loving sister, mother and grandmother. Some favorite hobbies included shopping, travel and spending time with her family. Buying gifts for all her family and friends brought her much happiness. Beth enjoyed the change of seasons. She decorated her house for Fall and Christmas seasons with so much enthusiasm. The shopping trips to Gatlinburg are now family legends. Another favorite thing for Nana Beth was spending time with the two joys of her life; her two grandsons. Whether dining out, going to movies or watching sporting events she would always grin, laugh and cheer when she was around them. Her contagious smile, gregarious nature, genuine laugh and vibrant sense of humor endeared her to all she knew or met. Beth was a member of St. Raphael Catholic Church. Her survivors include her two sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff (Janel) Bumgardner and Steve (Emily) Bumgardner, brother and sister-in-law, Dave (Sheila) Ryan and two grandsons, Brady and Carter. Beth passed on this certain day as a special thank you to Steve and Emily for all their love and care throughout the time she had been really sick. She will be loved and missed by many. Sadly, due to current COVID-19 restrictions, a private family Mass will be held at St. Raphael Church with burial to follow in St. Paul Cemetery, Yellow Springs. For those not able to attend, the family truly appreciates all your kind thoughts and prayers. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Springfield Regional Cancer Center. Arrangements by CONROY FUNERAL HOME.



My heart if deeply sadden to read about Beth’s passing. Heartfelt sympathy to her entire family. I’ve known Beth for many years through serving in the field of nursing ;I was honored to serve on a continuing education board with Beth as well. She always greeted me with a hug and a smile. I loved her motivation and enthusiasm. She spoke often of her sons and grandchildren whom she cherished . I will always remember her and her sweet spirit. May God comfort you now and always !

- Marcie Hall, Wednesday September 30th, 2020

Dear Steve, Jeff, Dave and families, I am so sorry for your loss. I know Beth cherished you all and was so proud of all of you. Take comfort in a life well lived Sincerely Susan and Gary

- Susan and Gary Adrian, Friday September 25th, 2020

My acquaintance with Beth is very recent; yet, I feel like I've known her forever. I'd seen her occasionally from a distance at mass with Kim and family. Who would not notice Beth's magnetic smile and colorful hair! My sister, Alicia DeWitt, said she'd worked with her for many years and just loved her. It didn't take me long to understand why. Beth and Alicia, among others, were in my Spanish class at United Senior Services. Beth was a hoot! She was so diligent, studious, nose in the textbook. You'd have thought she was leaving for España, Mexico, Costa Rica the next day! She was the student every teacher wishes was theirs! Less than a month ago, when she and Kim were leaving noon mass, I told Beth I'd give her private Spanish lessons. She was delighted. I had no idea how sick she was. My thought was that she was such a good student and there were no classes being offered at USS. What a valiant, determined lady. I will be forever thankful for my time with her. She knew no strangers: she braved every challenge. She is my model of courage. I lament her passing and wish that I'd met her much sooner. I pray your memories are as vivid as mine and that her enthusiasm for life is yours. I can only imagine this to be her final wish. With much affection.

- Connie Kearns, Wednesday September 23rd, 2020

So sorry to hear about Beth's passing. She was definitely a special person and touched alot of lives in a big way! Lovex her enthusiastic personality and positive outlook! Such a wonderful family. Got the privilege to work and become close with Charlie, Betty and Beth. We all love you out at Villa Springfield and will greatly be missed. With all our love.

- Robin Swigart , Tuesday September 22nd, 2020

Beth we are so sorry you left before we could see you again. You were the sweetest, kindest niece and your Uncle Carl and I loved you so. Our thoughts and prayers are with your brother David and your sons Jeff and Steven and their families. Your loving, bubbling light will be greatly missed from all of our lives especially your Uncle Carl's. We will never forget you.

- Carl and Phyllis Geis, Monday September 21st, 2020

Jeff and Steve, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. I pray that GOD heals your pain. Your friend Andy Myers

- Andy Myers , Monday September 21st, 2020

Jeff & Steve, So very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was so sweet & I loved her spunk! Prayers for your families in the difficult days ahead.

- Kelly Blazer, Monday September 21st, 2020

Dear Jeff and Steve, our sincere condolences to you and your families at the lose of your mother. Whenever we were around her we knew there would be laughter and fun, even when we had to deal with the crazy antics our boys created. May she find peace and laughter in her new place.

- Lois and Mike Jamieson, Monday September 21st, 2020

Bethy you will be greatly missed In our salon ! I always loved seeing you come in the door ! Your amazing spirit always filled the room! My thoughts and prayers to all of you!

- Julee Livingston , Sunday September 20th, 2020

Jeff, Steve, Dave & family, Beth was a special lady. We shared many laughs through the years. She loved her family; she loved being a nana to Brady and Carter. She loved the holidays, Catholic Central football, Jeff's coaching and shopping. May these memories continue to give you strength and love. She was an angel while on the Earth.

- Carol Haytas, Sunday September 20th, 2020

DAVID JEFF STEVE & FAMILIES -SO SORRY FOR OUR LOSS OF BETH SHE WAS A UNIQUE PERSON WHO TOUCHED MANY LIVES.IN A VARIETY OF WAYS. I TAKE COMFORT THAT SHE IS NOW AT PEACE WITH AUNT BETTY &UNCLE CHARLIE. GOODBYES RE NOT FOREVER AND ARE NOT THE END, TGHEY MDEEAN WE WILL MISS HER TIL WE MEET AGAIN, GOD BLESS

- PATTY & DAVE, Sunday September 20th, 2020

JEFF,STEVE AND FAMILY, SO SADDENED FOR YOU AT THE LOSS OF YOUR MOTHER,BETH. SHE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL ..R I P BETH..

- Pat & Don Geron, Sunday September 20th, 2020

I was so sorry and sad to read of Beth's passing. She was such a fighter and wonderful person to know. She had such a pleasant personality and was a real person to know. I will remember her in my prayers. Most sincerely, Judy Capelli

- Judy & Don Capelli, Sunday September 20th, 2020

Beth, kind and so much fun to work with, she got the job done right she was part of all the good things of Community Hospital

- Collette Mukerjee, Sunday September 20th, 2020

Beth, kind and so much fun to work with, she got the job done right she was part of all the good things of Community Hospital

- Collette Mukerjee, Sunday September 20th, 2020

Jeff and Steve, please know how very sad I am about your mom’s passing. We always had fun together, she was hysterical, always with a quick retort. Sending peace.

- Nan Figge, Sunday September 20th, 2020

Steve and Sheila, We are so sorry for your loss Beth was an amazing person Thoughts and prayers

- Vicki & Dave Hermanowski , Sunday September 20th, 2020

Jeff, Steve and family. I am sorry for your loss. She was a special person, so full of life and always with a smile on her face. May she Rest In Peace and be surrounded by angels in heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Sissy

- Sissy McFarland, Saturday September 19th, 2020

I feel privileged to have shared some wonderful times with Beth. She will always have a special place in my heart. May peace and strength be given to the family.

- Judy Harris, Saturday September 19th, 2020

Sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.

- Sheila Peterson, Saturday September 19th, 2020

Awwwww, what a wonderful lady Beth was !!! I always looked forward to Beth coming in the bank and talking with her. She truly cared so much about people. RIP Beth, you deserve it ! Julie ( retired from HNB )

- Julie, Saturday September 19th, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Beth had a wonderful smile.

- Elaine Hampton, Saturday September 19th, 2020

So sorry to hear! Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time! ❤️

- Carolyn and Andy Fitzwater, Saturday September 19th, 2020

Jeff so sorry for the loss of your mother I remember working her working at community she was alway very nice

- Sherry mann, Saturday September 19th, 2020

Jeff so sorry for the loss of your mother I remember working her working at community she was alway very nice

- Sherry mann, Saturday September 19th, 2020

Dave and family, Great memories of Beth from Community hospital, her smile just made your day. Her laugh could be heard down the hallway. She was an special part of the community hospital family.

- dave kelly, Saturday September 19th, 2020

Dave and family, Great memories of Beth from Community hospital, her smile just made your day. Her laugh could be heard down the hallway. She was an special part of the community hospital family.

- dave kelly, Saturday September 19th, 2020

Jeff and Steve- I am sorry to hear if the passing of your mom. She was a staple at all the games and I enjoyed laughing with her when we spoke. She made me feel important anytime we spoke as she appeared engaged in my life. I love all of your and your families and send my love to all of you during this time.

- Mike Young, Saturday September 19th, 2020

So sorry for your loss prayer's are with your family

- Carrie Powers, Saturday September 19th, 2020