The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, Ohio
June 8, 2002
Robert "Abe" Tumblison, age 62, died at Kobacker House, Friday, June 7, 2002 after a courageous 30 month battle with pancreatic cancer.
Survived by devoted wife of 37 years, Patty Derenberger Tumblison; daughters, Lisa (Steve) Miller of Columbus, Marla (Roscoe) Blackburn of Worthington, Amy (Brian) Miller of Worthington and Anette Tumblison; grandchildren, Justine Tumblison of the home, also Laura, Erica and Roscoe Blackburn Jr., Stephanie and Kaitlyn Tumblison and Kirsten Miller; sisters, Barbara and Judy; brothers, Billy and Paul David Tumblison; parents-in-law, Charles and Laura Derenberger.
Preceded in death by father, Jessee, and mother, Betty Tumblison Baxter; sisters, Janet Lynn and Cathy.
Mr. Tumblison was retired from Anheuser-Busch after 24 years of employment.
Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Schoedinger Worthington Chapel, 6699 N. High Street (mile South of I-270), where funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, June 10, 2002. Reverend Marshall Hayden presiding.
Interment to follow at Kingwood Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice at Riverside and Grant or to the American Cancer Society, Pancreatic Cancer Research.
The family wishes to say a heart felt thanks to Drs. Jeffrey Innes, M.D., Scott Mackey, M.D. and Harris Spiriondinodis, M.D. as well as to the staffs at Grant Medical Center, Kobacker House and Riverside/Grant Hospice.