Cover photo for Ann Pearl Rumsey's Obituary
Ann Pearl Rumsey Profile Photo
1933 Ann 2021

Ann Pearl Rumsey

December 8, 1933 — August 2, 2021

Obituary For Ann Pearl Rumsey

Ann "Pearl" Rumsey, 87, of Sedalia, MO passed away Monday, August 2, 2021 at her son's home in Kansas City, MO. She was born on December 8, 1933 in Caraway, AR the daughter of Wayne and Pauline (Née Pickens) DuBose, who preceded her in death.

As a child during the depression years, Pearl’s parents were migrant cotton farmers who moved among several communities in the cotton region of northeast Arkansas and the Missouri Boot-heel; her father also taught at several schools.

Shortly after the start of World War II opportunity led her family to relocate to Hastings, NE to work at a military ammunition factory. Through the 1940’s she and her siblings grew to be adults, and it was in Hastings that she met her husband. Guy and Pearl were joined in marriage December 27, 1950 in Adams County, Hastings, NE. They eventually settled in Guy’s hometown of Sedalia, MO.

Pearl devoted her adult life to serving others. She assisted and cared for the elderly and children, particularly young children. While supporting Guy in constructing and remodeling homes she also worked several different jobs. She was a Notary Public and became a licensed realtor, which was a real benefit for selling homes that Guy built.

Most important to Pearl however was a devotion to Jesus and his church. Her service and capacities within the local church body were broad and unceasing. She served as teacher of both adult and children, church clerk, association messenger, and many other church functions…and yes one of those was building maintenance and construction.

Pearl is survived by a son, Guy Dan Rumsey (Debra) of Smithton, MO; daughter, Paula Ann Utter of Kansas City, MO; and son, Shane Timothy Rumsey (Kristin) also of Kansas City, MO; a sister, Elizabeth Hayek of Hastings, NE; brother, Harvey DuBose of Santa Anna, CA; eight grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and one great, great grandchild.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Guy Fleming Rumsey Jr.; brothers, Ralph, Wayne Jr., Dan Earl (her twin), and John; and sisters, Sally Yeats (Née House), and Beulah (DuBose) Rumsey (wife of Guy’s brother Thomas).

A Memorial service will be held at 10:30 am, Monday August 23, 2021 at Katy Park Baptist Church 901 West 24th St., Sedalia, MO.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Katy Park Baptist Church at: and use the “Give” link under About our Church or call (660) 826-7497.

Arrangements are under the direction of Rea Funeral Chapel, Sedalia.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Ann Pearl Rumsey, please visit our flower store.


Visits: 2

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree