Laura P. Bump
June 15, 1936 ‒ December 14, 2017
Laura P. Bump 81 of Delaware passed away Thursday evening December 14, 2017 at Willow Brook Christian Village.
She was born June 15, 1936 in Shaker Heights, Ohio the oldest child of three to the late Stanley & Cornelia (King) Pierce.
Laura earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Ohio Wesleyan University, and later her master’s degree in Psychology and Social Work from Kent State University. She worked as a middle education teacher in the Cleveland area, before making her way to Delaware with her husband Richard. She worked as health and physical education teacher, coach, and mentor for 50 years with a school in Bedford, Ohio and Ohio Wesleyan University.
Laura had a passion for sports, coaching; softball, basketball, volleyball, and field hockey. She enjoyed attending the “Little Brown Jug” race every year, and looked forward to the opening day of baseball season for the Cleveland Indians. Laura fought hard for the equality of women’s sports, her greatest accomplishment was bringing the women’s golf program to Ohio Wesleyan University, which is still going to this day. Laura was an avid and very skilled golfer. Her greatest “links” accomplishment was acing the 13th hole at Mill Creek Golf Club in Ostrander, OH, home of Ben Curtis, 2003 Open Champion. The “Laura Bump Invitational Golf Tournament-for NCAA women’s division III, is played every April at Mill Creek Golf Course with over 15 regional teams competing, in honor of the work and dedication that Laura put into the sport.
Other involvements include being a member of Daughters of American Revolution, a member of OHSAA, an official for the NCAA, she volunteered at the free store in Delaware, assisted with the crop walk put on by Asbury Methodist Church, and volunteered for the Marysville Meals on Wheels program for over 28 years.
Survivors include sister Martha (Steven) Harris; good friend Donna M. Stusek
She was preceded in death by her husband Richard Bump in 2006, brother William Pierce.
Reverend Philip Wilden will officiate a funeral service 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at the Snyder – Rodman Funeral Center 101 Valleyside Drive, Delaware, Ohio 43015. Family and friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service.
Burial will take place at Oak Grove Cemetery in Delaware.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed towards the Alzheimer’s Association. Central Ohio Chapter, 1379 Dublin Rd., Columbus OH 43215.
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