Mary Ruth Gumm Blue, 81, of Hixson, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, March 18, 2022, surrounded by her children and her niece. Mary was a faithful sister of Christ. She was loved by many. She loved to sing, write poetry, short stories and songs. She served as a Chicago Police officer in 1970 and worked as a mental health social worker in emergency services. Mary was a compassionate and devoted CNA for 20 years. She never met a stranger and loved little children and animals. She was very active in her church serving as secretary, treasurer, Sunday School teacher and Elder at Sidney United Church in Sidney, Illinois. If you ask anyone about Mary they would say she was the most loving, kind and with the biggest heart. She will be forever missed and in our hearts forever.
She was preceded in death by her parents, several aunts, uncles, favorite uncle Dewey Gumm, sisters and brothers.
Survivors are her children, Randy Johnson, Tamela Ponder (Charles), Kimberly Richardson (Nate), Vanessa Ramsey, Michael Crit Ramsey (Rhonda), Mary Ann Settles (Scott), Linda Ramsey, Melissa Goyne (Donald) and Barbara Richards (Jorge); sisters, Velma Honeycutt and Susie Fligor; brother, James Gumm; 15 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren, 7 great great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and extended family.
Services in Tennessee will be on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Williamson and Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379 with Pastor Brandon Johns officiating. Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home before the service.
She will be taken home to Illinois for services and burial.
Services in Illinois will be on Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at Sidney United Church, 501 E. Main Street, Sidney, Illinois 61877 with Pastor Michael Pickelsimer officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Sidney, Illinois. Visitation will be on Friday, March 25, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the church.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
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Arrangements are by Williamson and Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike, Soddy Daisy, TN 37379
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