Ella Louise Chumley
Ella Louise Chumley, 66, of Panamadied Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, in FortSmith, Ark. Ella was born July 29, 1945,in Galveston, Texas, to Newlin Burg Jr.and Waltina Nadean (Finley) Travis. Ellawas a retired teacher. In her career shetaught in Talihina, Catoosa and PocolaPublic Schools. Ella belonged to TheDelta Kappa Gamma Society International,her professional organization for 30 years. She was currentlyserving as DKG Beta Lambda Chapter Secretaryand on the DKG State Nominations Committee as well asthe Educational Excellence Committee. She was a pastchapter president and served on many other committees atthe chapter and state levels. Ella was a member of theBokoshe United Methodist Church, serving as ChurchTreasurer and on the Advisory Board. Ella joined theFraternal Order of Eagle Auxiliary in March 2001. Sheheld many positions, including President in 2004 andSecretary of the Auxiliary for six years. She was theincoming State Madam President Elect 2011-2012. Shewas also a member of the Memorial Ritual Team.Survivors include her husband, Ronnie Gene Chumleyof Panama; daughters and son-in-law, Alana Janine andPreston Plumlee of Broken Arrow, Alisha LeAnn Walkerof Poteau; son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie Travis andTiffany Chumley of Pocola; grandchildren, Alec, Ashley,Austin, Aubrey and Aiden Plumlee; Bryant and GageMeeder, Tegan and Kyleigh Walker, Logan Burg Chumley;great-grandchildren, Kloe Plumlee, Avery Fiddler, Bryceand Kaleigh Meeder; brothers and sisters-in-law, BillyWayne and Jaine Travis of Broken Arrow, Newlin Burgand Susan Travis of Spiro, Melvin Ray and Sue Travis ofPanama.Services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8, at BokosheUnited Methodist Church with the Rev. Bennie Wallerofficiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery,Panama. Pallbearers will be Travis Chumley, PrestonPlumlee, Alec Plumlee, Austin Plumlee, Aiden Plumlee.The family will visit with relatives and friends from 6-8p.m. Friday at the funeral home.Memorial contributions may be in “In Memory of EllaChumley” to Ark-Ehrmann Cancer Fund, Local OklahomaAerie 3860, Grand Aerie FOE Charity Dept., 1623Gateway Circle South, Grove City, Ohio 43123Online messages may be left at evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com.Arrangements are under the direction of Evans andMiller Funeral Home, Poteau.