Earl R. Mumaw age 100, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 8:58 P.M. on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 peacefully at his residence. Earl was born August 26, 1915 in Versailles, Ohio to the late Leo & Mary Alice (Pequignot) Mumaw.
Earl served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Earl was owner and sole proprietor of Mumaw Auto Sales for 54 years. Earl was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles. He was an avid big game hunter and in 1954 he held a place in the Boone & Crocket Record Book for an Alaskan Moose and South Dakota Buffalo. Earl also was an avid Indian Artifact collector and member of The Archaeological Society of Ohio.
In addition to his parents, Earl was also preceded in death by his loving wife, Dorothy P. (Gerling) Mumaw on January 26, 2006; daughter, Joann Miller; grandsons, Bruce Miller, James Mumaw II and Mathew Mumaw; and brothers, Robert & Ralph Mumaw.
Earl is survived by his three children; son, James Mumaw, daughter & son-in-law, Sharon & Michael Howley and son, Garry Mumaw; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother & sister-in-law, Donald & Norma Mumaw; sisters, Ruth Denlinger and Joann Jordan; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 A.M. on Monday, January 25, 2016 at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles with Rev. Fr. James Simons celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles with full Military Honors conducted by the Versailles Veteran’s Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Monday from 9:00 to 11:00 A.M. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice or St. Denis Catholic Church. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com