Eloise Lee Rumple, 88, of Kannapolis. went to be with her Lord on Monday, April 17, 2017. She was born July 15, 1928 in Cabarrus County, a daughter of the late Coy D. Lee and Ella Beaver Lee Rumple. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Coy Ray Lee and Marshall James Jimmy Lee. Eloise received her education from Kannapolis City schools, graduating from JW Cannon High School, Class of 1945. She retired from Kannapolis City Schools as an elementary school secretary. She enjoyed being a volunteer at Carolinas Medical Center -NorthEast for many years. Eloise was a member of Bethpage Presbyterian Church where she was a faithful attendant serving in various aspects of the church; Sunday school teacher, Circle Chairman, chancel choir and various committees of the church. The Presbyterian Women presented her with an Honorary Life Membership. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Walter Gipson Rumple Jr.; son, Walter Gipson Rumple III and wife Kathy Goodnight Rumple; daughter, Lee Ellen Brock and husband Darol Brock; grandchildren, Walter Gipson Rumple IV, Jenilee Hope Kennedy and husband Mark and Seth Walker Brock and wife Traci; and five great-grandchildren, Savannah, Julia, Heidi, Kate and Sam. Service & Visitation: Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Bethpage Presbyterian Church, officiated by Rev. Ellen Campbell Gardner. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:30-3 p.m. prior in the fellowship hall. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethpage Presbyterian Church, 6020 Mooresville Rd, Kannapolis, NC 28081. Whitley's Funeral Home is serving the family. Online condolences may be left at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com .
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