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Verda Viola Umbowers, 86, of Mt. Pleasant died Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at Autumn Health Care in Adena. She was born March 26, 1927 in Hopedale, a daughter of the late William Earl and Grace L. Hayes Nichols.

She was preceded in death in addition to her parents, by her husband Fred A. Umbowers in 1995; three brothers: Alfred, Edward and Robert Nichols and a sister, Sara Rapp.

Calling hours will be held Friday, May 17, 2013 from 9 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz with Rev. Byron McIlroy officiating. Burial will follow at Rankin Church Cemetery. The memorial guestbook may be signed at

A full obituary will appear in the next print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.