Versa G. Umphryes, 87, of Macomb, Illinois, passed away at 1:50 AM Thursday June 23, 2022 at the Macomb Post-Acute Care Center in Macomb, Illinois.

She was born July 5, 1934 in Macomb, Illinois to Virgil and Irene (Rigg) White; she married Ralph E. Umphryes on January 27, 1950. He preceded her in death on June 13, 2018.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Virgil “Sonny” White Jr., Verle White, and Vincent White.

She is survived by her children, Allen (Debbie) Umphryes of Macomb, Illinois, Gwen (Richard) Dirks of Culleoka, Tennessee; grandchildren, Meghan Umphryes of Macomb, Illinois, Christopher (Kirsten) Umphryes of Mansfield, Ohio; a great-grandson, Wade Umphryes of Mansfield, Ohio and a sister, Vita (Ken) Smith of Thermopolis, Wyoming, step- mother Eva Rogene White, of Urbana, Illinois, step-brother Greg White of Urbana, Illinois and a step-sister Tonita (Don) Smith of Springerton, Illinois.

Versa loved her family and her grandchildren. Over the years, she cared for many children in her home and counted them as her “adopted” grandchildren some of whom included David Smail, Brandon and Blake Sullivan and Josh Thompson. She also had those close to her whom she claimed as “adopted” children who included Vicki Dickey and Jackie Sullivan. She loved spending time together at home just visiting, drinking sweet tea while watching croquet games in the back yard and also attending services and special activities at the Macomb Nazarene Church where she was a member.

Services will be at 11 AM Tuesday June 28, 2022 at the Macomb Church of the Nazarene, where visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Rev. Judy Davenport will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Church of the Nazarene. Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Please sign guestbook or leave condolences to www.dodsworthfh.com

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