She was a retired teacher. In her career she taught in Talihina, Catoosa and Pocola Public Schools. She belonged to The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, her professional organization for 30 years and was currently serving as DKG Beta Lambda Chapter Secretary and on the DKG State Nominations Committee as well as the Educational Excellence Committee. She was a past chapter president and served on many other committees at the chapter and state levels.
In addition, she was a member of the Bokoshe United Methodist Church, currently serving as Church Treasurer and on the Advisory Board. She joined the FOE (Fraternal Order of Eagle Auxiliary) in March 2001 and held many positions from President in 2004, Secretary of the Auxiliary for 6 years, she was the incoming State Madam President Elect 2011-2012. She was also a member of the Memorial Ritual Team.
Services are Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Bokoshe United Methodist Church with Rev. Bennie Waller officiating. Interment will follow at the Fairview Cemetery in Panama under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home..
Survivors include her husband, Ronnie Gene Chumley of Panama; daughters and son-in-law, Alana Janine and Preston Plumlee of Broken Arrow, and Alisha LeAnn Walker of Poteau; son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie Travis and Tiffany Chumley of Pocola; grandchildren, Alec, Ashley, Austin, Aubrey and Aiden Plumlee; Bryant and Gage Meeder, Tegan and Kyleigh Walker and Logan Burg Chumley; great grandchildren, Kloe Plumlee, Avery Fiddler, Bryce and Kaleigh Meeder; brothers and sisters-in-law, Billy Wayne and Jaine Travis of Broken Arrow, Newlin Burg and Susan Travis of Spiro and Melvin Ray and Sue Travis of Panama.
Pallbearers will be Travis Chumley, Preston Plumlee, Alec Plumlee, Austin Plumlee, Aiden Plumlee.
The family will be at the funeral home Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. to visit with relatives and friends.
You may leave an online message at evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com.
Memorial contributions may be made in “In Memory of Ella Chumley” to Ark-Ehrmann Cancer Fund, Local Oklahoma Aerie 3860, Grand Aerie FOE Charity Dept., 1623 Gateway Circle South, Grove City, Ohio, 43123.