Imogene Joan Cummins, received her heavenly wings on January 29, 2022, in Cincinnati, OH. Born to Samuel and Classie Sellers on October 4, 1934, she was raised in Richmond, IN. Imogene graduated from Richmond High School in 1952.
Imogene married Stanley Cummins on May 16, 1953, and they were married for 30 years until his death in 1983. Together they would have 5 children whom she became extremely proud of. Imogene retired from Alcoa in the late 90’s after working there for close to 25 years. She held the position of inspector packer proudly often reminding others that the cap on their soda bottle was made at Alcoa and may have passed by her on her job. Known for her spunk, sass and quick wit, she enjoyed making memories with family and friends by traveling, attending concerts, hosting many family gatherings and just laughing and having a good time.
Being as social as she was, she was involved in many social organizations including, the Dior Socialites club for over 50 years, Auxiliary at the American Legion Post 359 and a member of the Daughter Elks. Imogene was a devout Christian who was a member of Bethel AME Church for many, many years where she served as an Usher, in the Ladies Auxiliary, and sang in the Bethelaires choir.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Cummins, her parents Samuel and Classie Sellers, her sisters: Eleanor Tyler, Bessie Burton, Laverne Williams, Helen Sellers, Alberta Poindexter, Wanda Tevis, Virginia Sellers, Phyllis Smith, Flora Sellers, and her brothers: Samuel Sellers and Daniel Sellers. She was also preceded in death by her grandson, Michael A. Spicer and daughter in law, Lisa M. Cummins.
She is survived by her sister Winifred Grady of Los Angeles, CA, her children: Evelyn Cummins of Richmond, IN, Dr. Carol Cummins- Collier of Dayton, OH, Stanley Cummins III of Phoenix AZ Daniel (Boozer) Cummins of Cincinnati, OH and Georgetta Cummins of Miamisburg, OH. 4 grandchildren: Keisha Dragone (Chris), Brittnay Bell (Tony), Morgan Shaw (Jabari) and Sydney Cummins. She is also survived by 6 great grandchildren: Marquez Spicer, Irredessa Baldwin, Anthony Bell III, Emerson Bell, Owen Shaw, and Khyro Shaw. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who will join the family in cherishing the many memories shared with Imogene.
A Celebration of Life will be held for Imogene on Friday, February 18th at Bethel AME Church in Richmond, IN with visitation from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon and the celebration beginning at 12:00 noon.
Burial will be at Earlham Cemetery immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that a donation be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (https://www.alz.org/cincinnati) in Cincinnati, OH or Hospice of Cincinnati (https://hospiceofcincinnati.org) in Imogene’s honor.