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Elsie Lee Umphenour

December 31, 1924 — May 22, 2021

Elsie Umphenour, 96, left her earthly home to join her Lord and Savior May 22, 2021. She was surrounded by beloved family and welcomed by so many she held dear in her heart that had gone on before her.

Elsie Lee (Martin) Umphenour was born December 31, 1924 in Bell County, Texas to Raymond Mark & Mary (Andrews) Martin. She and her late husband, Melvin, had lived in Centerville, Texas since 1979, coming from Spring, Texas. Upon Melvin’s death in 1993, Elsie moved to the Conroe area where she worked as a demonstrator for Sam’s Club and did this for twenty-three years until she was ninety-one years old.

Even at an older age, Elsie was a very independent woman and appreciated accomplishing things on her own. What her small stature limited her in doing she made up for it with a tremendous personality and strong faith in the Lord. Elsie was a member of Waverly Station Cowboy Church and an avid reader of her bible. She was also a faithful prayer warrior and intercessor.

Elsie most enjoyed being a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She dearly loved her large family and the special times she was able to spend with them.

Elsie was preceded in death by both of her parents; twelve siblings; husband, Melvin Starr Umphenour; son, Dennis Umphenour, Sr.; son-in-law, Rick Elliot and grandson-in-law, Joshua McCoy.

Surviving family members include sons, Eddie Harold Umphenour and wife, Paulette of Nacogdoches, Melvin Starr Umphenour, Jr. of Willis and Virgil Umphenour and wife, Mickey of North Pole, AK; daughter, Mary Ann Elliot of Huntsville; grandchildren, Jason Umphenour and wife, Cheryl, Lynette Holland and husband, Ed, David Umphenour, Michelle Puig and husband, Robert, Scott Hill and wife, Laura, Mandi Sulkowski and husband, Richard, Andrew Elliot and wife, Christina, Shelbie Umphenour, Eric Umphenour and wife, Becky and Denny Umphenour, Jr. and wife, Gerianne Sanchez; twenty-five great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and numerous extended family.

A celebration of Elsie’s life will be held 10:30 A.M., Saturday, May 29, 2021 at Waverly Station Cowboy Church, 1932 FM 1375 E., New Waverly, TX 77358. Pastor Wade Phillips will officiate the service. A graveside service will be held later that day at 3:30 P.M. at Centerville Cemetery, Centerville, Texas.

At the request of the Umphenour family, pot plants and cut flower arrangements should be delivered to the Waverly Station Cowboy Church in New Waverly, Texas for the celebration of life service. All other standing sprays should be delivered to Walters Funeral Home, 610 S. Commerce St., Centerville, Texas 75833 for the graveside service.

Arrangements are in the care of Walters Funeral Home, Centerville, Texas.

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Pot plants and cut flower arrangements should be sent to this address for the celebration of life service.

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Graveside

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Starts at 3:30 pm (Central time)

Standing sprays should be delivered to Walters Funeral Home, 610 S. Commerce St., Centerville, Texas 75833 for the graveside service.

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