January 26, 1928 ~ May 29, 2005

Born in: Germany,
Resided in: Arden, NC

Arden ~ Elisabeth Lumm Westmoreland, 77, of Oak Leaf Lane, died on Sunday, May 29, 2005 in a local hospital. Born in Buchenau/Lahn, Germany she was the daughter of the late Johanas and Wilhelmina Lumm. After WW II she met and married her husband of 57 years in Germany and followed her husband to the United States where she worked and retired from the Eaton Corporation. She was an avid gardener and was a member of the German club of Asheville and a forty year member of the the Lutheran Church of the Nativity in Arden. She is survived by her husband, Henry Westmoreland of Arden; two daughters, Sonja McCanless and husband Joe of Arden and Susan Crane and husband David of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; three grandchildren, Billy McCanless of Mills River, Beth Graham and husband Tony of Horse Shoe and Elisabeth Crane of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; two great-granddaughters, Hannah and Haley; two nieces Karin Langston and Ulla Keen both of Columbia, SC. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 A.M. Wednesday at the Lutheran Church of the Nativity in Arden with the Rev. Sara Ilderton and Rev. Mark Fitzsimmons officiating. Entombment will follow in Shepherd Memorial Park Mausoleum. Pallbearers will be, Joe McCanless, David Crane, Tony Graham, Jim Shipman, Peter Hemans and Billy McCanless. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 9:00 – 11:00 A.M. at the the church prior to the service. Memorials may be made to the Lutheran Church of the Nativity, 2425 Hendersonville Road, Arden, NC 28704.

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  1. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. What a wonderful person. I enjoyed each and every visit, she was such a warm and caring person. I will miss her so. It was a pleasure to be a part of her Health Care. Debbie Arden Family Health Labatory

  2. Henry, sorry to hear about Libby. Travis told me. I will be unable to attend, as I have a meeting at our church, at that time, but will be thinking of you. May God be with you and your family. Walt

  3. As a child growing up, just down the hill from your family, Mrs. Westmoreland. I recall the times running through ya’lls backyard of beautiful trees, shrubs and flowers in Mountain View. We had a lot of fun playing hide & seek or whatever. Such sweet memories from my childhood. I will always remember your spouse, mother, grandmother. My condolences from the Probst family. Prayers and blessings.
    Wally Probst

  4. Henry…it has been a long time. Just want you to know I remember you and wishe to express my condolences in the death of your wife. Harry

  5. Henry…it has been a long time. Just want you to know I remember you and wishe to express my condolences in the death of your wife. Harry Bowers

  6. Dear Henry, Sonja, Joe, Susan, David and Family,

    Thank you so much for allowing Mama, Darlene and I to spend a short time with you Tuesday evening. We are praying for your family. After Daddy’s passing on March 8, we have a better understanding of your grief. Libby was a wonderful and very sweet lady. She always made us feel like a part of your family. May God Bless you in the days ahead as you adjust to life without her presence. If we can do anything or be of any help, please let us know.

    Love, Sandy


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