Beatrice "Aunt Bea" Umstead, 94, of Canton passed away on September 11, 2018. Bea was born in Niles, PA on February 1, 1924, she was 1 of 10 children to the late Harry and Alberta Umstead. She was a Rosie The Riveter during WWII and retired from Edmont Wilson Rubber Co. after 45 years of service. She was a founding member of Faith Community Church, where she was very active teaching 2 and 3 year old children for 40 years. Bea was an avid traveler, loved playing games with her nieces and nephews and attending sporting events. Her legacy will live on with all the lives she has touched. The family would like to thank the staff at St. Joseph's Care Center for their love and care for the last 9 years. She is survived by her sisters in law Mary Jane Druckenbrod and Genny Umstead; nieces Sheri Druckenbrod, Tammy (Mark) Siegfried, Marsha (Craig) Glassner, Donna Layer and Dorothy Bowser; nephew Bill (Pam) Druckenbrod; many other nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Funeral service will be at 11 AM on Saturday September 15, 2018 at Faith Community Church 4301 Cleveland Ave. NW Canton, Ohio 44709 with Pastor Elden Smith officiating. Family and friends may visit from 6-8 PM on Friday September 14, 2018 at Reed Funeral Home CANTON CHAPEL. Burial will take place at Forest Hill Cemetery. The family invites you to visit www.reedfuneralhome.com.
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