Mary Cumberland

  • Born: January 4, 1927
  • Died: December 19, 2020
  • Location: Connellsville, Pennsylvania

Saloom-Rega Funeral Service

730 W Main St
Mount Pleasant, PA 15666
Tel. (724) 547-2122

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mary E. Cumberland, 93 of Connellsville (Bullskin Twp.), passed away at her home on Friday December 19, 2020. Mary was born January 4, 1927 in Mt. Pleasant, the daughter of the late Robert L. and Lyda Creighton Bowman. Mary was a member of the Paradise United Methodist Church where she was a very active volunteer and, until recently, the oldest member of the church. She was also an active member of the Community Ministries of Connellsville. Surviving is her daughter, Candy Cumberland Leslie of MD; a granddaughter, Katrina Leslie; nieces, Connie Bowman, Linda Wettgen (George III) and Lori Bowman (Joyce Cooper); a sister, Frances Barko, numerous other nieces and nephews and dear friends, Thelma Hoke and Eleanor Poorbaugh. In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Cumberland, son-in-law, Michael Leslie; siblings, Margaret Barko, Geraldine Collins, Dorothy Hostetler, Clara Barko, Ethel Bowman, Robert, Herbert, Braden, Melvin and Kenneth Bowman. A private service will be held for the family on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at SALOOM-REGA FUNERAL SERVICE 730 W. Main Street Mt. Pleasant. Private interment will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Please visit Mary's online memorial at to sign the condolence guestbook. Richard Rega, funeral director.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Mary you always treated me like a daughter when you and your family lived in laurel md - I spent many days and sleep overs with Candy your daughter - you and Chuck was like another set of parents to me I love you dearly one day we will all meet again I'm pretty sure Chuck was waiting for you at your homecoming along with many others

My heart goes out to Candy and Kathrina you both are in my thoughts daily I love you
Our condulances to the rest of the family and friends Mary was a sweet loving lady loved by many she always was such a hard worker and always helped everyone else but hardly ever asked for help when she needed it - love you much Mary ( mom ) ❤

Posted by Mary Heiston - Falling Waters, WV - Friend   January 07, 2021

Dear Sweet Mary
You will always be remembered by me - you treated me like a daughter - I spent many days and even spent many nights sleep overs at your house in Laurel Md with My dear friend Candy - you and Chuck was like second set of parents to me and Candy like a sister - you always did whatever you could to help other's but hardly ever ask for help when you needed it - I bet your home coming was wonderful I bet Chuck was right there waiting on you - I love you so much one day we will all meet again

Candy & Katrina my thoughts and prayers go up to you - sending love to you both ❤

Love Mary Kathern Heiston
( Kathy )
Our deepest condolences to all of Mary's family and friends

Posted by Mary Heiston - Friend   January 07, 2021

My deepest sympathy to the Bowman family who took very good care of Mary.
Mary was a very dear and wonderful friend who I will miss very much. In her better days, we would go out to lunch and go shopping. Just recently we had a wonderful phone conversation. I know you are in heaven.

Posted by Eleanor Poorbaugh - Mt. Pleasant, PA - Friend   December 22, 2020

Our sincerest condolences to everyone.
Our hearts are with all of you during this difficult time.
may Aunt Mary rest peacefully in the company of family & friends that could not wait to greet her with opened arms

Justin, Nicole & David McElfresh

Posted by Justin McElfresh - Scottdale, PA - Family   December 21, 2020

Aunt Mary was a dear person. My last memory is talking with her on Thanksgiving Day. We shared a few words and a laugh She loved the annual Bowman Reunion to visit with family. God Bless and keep her. Love, Carol

Posted by Carol Williams - Lawrenceburg, KY - Family   December 21, 2020

Mary was a very wonderful and thoughtful lady. Our deepest sympathies to the family. May God grant you peace and comfort during this sad time
Sharon & Jim Freeman Family and Brenda & Andy Ansell Family

Posted by Brenda Ansell - Acme, PA - Friend   December 21, 2020