Edward J. Mummey

Edward J. Mummey

April 16, 1970 – January 18, 2022 

He was preceded in death by his mother, Rosemary Mummey. He is survived by his wife, Carla-Jo; children, Alyssa (Cody) Buis and Phillip Mummey; father, Phillip B. Mummey; three sisters.

VISITATION begins Friday, January 21, 2022, 4:00 pm with a WAKE SERVICE at 6:30 pm at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Saturday, January 22, 2022, 10:30 am at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 2110 S. 32nd Ave. A Masonic service and luncheon will immediately follow at Tangier Shrine.  Private Interment. Memorials are suggested to the family.


Edward James Mummey was born on April 16, 1970, in Omaha, Nebraska to Phillip B. and Rosemary Dineen Mummey where he attended St. Cecilia’s Elementary School and Cathedral High School.  Ed’s zest for life was evident from an early age as he was often referred to as “the twin” because he had so much energy and a knack for getting into trouble.  This could only be matched by his mischievous smile and hardy laugh when he was called out for something he did.

Ed was fiercely loyal to those he loved.  He met Carla-Jo on a blind date in November 1988, and they became inseparable.   They were married in June of 1991.  The wedding vows they shared in their nearly 30 years of marriage were not always easy but were the foundation of their life together.   Family was the most important thing in Ed’s life; his children, Alyssa and Phillip were his pride and joy.  His love of family extended to his sisters and their families.  He adored his 10 nieces and nephews: Holly Graham; Corey, Sydney, and Madison Nelson; Kaylee and Brodie Womble; Lucas, Abagail, Sarah, and Nicholas Woods; his wit and feisty spirit was something they all enjoyed, even when he gave them a hard time.

Ed learned his woodworking craft from spending time with his father, Phillip Mummey.  Both men became gifted carpenters and had a knack for being able to fix just about anything.  His mark in his community can be found in the many homes, churches, and businesses where he often donated his time doing renovations and building various projects.

In December of 2010, Ed became a Shriner.  where he was lovingly known as Gudder the Clown and stood nearly 8 feet tall on stilts.  He loved performing in their circuses and making people smile and laugh brought him great joy.  Ed’s network of friends grew exponentially with his involvement as a Shriner and Mason.  He was so proud of his involvement and the difference this fraternity made in the community and in the world.

After being diagnosed with cancer in March of 2017, Ed was a true pillar of strength and grace, never complaining, and accepting of his course.  His mantra of “It is what it is” is something that his family and friends will take with them in his memory.

He was called Home on January 18, 2022 after his long battle. He was preceded in death by his mother: Rosemary Dineen Mummey; grandparents: Thomas and Madeline Dineen, Bill and Kathryn Mummey; in-laws: Thomas and Lea Bohmer.

He is survived by his loving wife Carla-Jo Mummey; children: Alyssa (Cody) Buis and Phillip Mummey; father:  Phillip B. Mummey; sisters: Chris (Scott) Nelson, Lynn Womble, Lori (Jeremy) Woods; sister in-law Tracie (Eric) Hadcock.

Edward had an extensive network of loving friends that could often be referred to more as family than friends.  His very large extended family was always a source of strength and pride for Ed.



  • Rosemary Nolan Posted January 19, 2022 3:57 pm

    So very sorry for your loss Praying for all of you

  • Alissa Beller Posted January 19, 2022 6:10 pm

    Tim and I will never forget Ed. He made life at Linoma a little crazy! RIP
    Prayers to Carla and the kids

  • John, Janet and John Bohmer Posted January 19, 2022 7:05 pm

    We love you

  • Cindy Mailander Kargle Posted January 19, 2022 8:05 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family. RIP Ed

  • Julie Peterson Posted January 19, 2022 8:50 pm

    My deepest sympathy 💐 to you all, Ed was the true definition of a fighter and I was proud to have known him and may he Rest In Peace! Hugs and prayers to everyone whose lives he touched!!

  • E.J.and Nicole Carlberg Posted January 19, 2022 10:05 pm

    That is the most beautiful thing I have ever read, and so right. We always enjoyed the time spent with Ed and will be missed.

  • Michael Dineen Posted January 19, 2022 11:59 pm

    I’m very sorry for your lose. I never met Ed but he sounds like the type of person I may have enjoyed.

  • Gregg A Kupfer Posted January 20, 2022 11:24 am

    This one really hurts. Saw Ed and his family a few years ago when they were living at the lake. Ed and I go back quite a ways. He was one of my favorite JV basketball players. Extremely coachable. His parents always supported me. Thank you. Ed was always ready to give you maximum effort, but also had a way of making everyone feel good about what they were doing, and kept his focus on the big picture. He loved Cathedral and he loved attacking life. Kudos. Please know that I will forever count you as one of my angels on my shoulders. Much love and respect-Coach Kupfer

  • Brittany Reuman Posted January 20, 2022 12:51 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss sending all my prayers to you all love you

  • Tim Lonergan Posted January 21, 2022 2:46 pm

    Ed was a mans man, who would give you his shirt off his back if you needed it. Ed will be missed.

  • Kathryn Doyle Hailey Posted January 21, 2022 11:17 pm

    I’m very sad to hear of Ed’s death. Far too young. But his indomitable spirit is what kept him going. I remember when he was born! Love to Phil and the girls. RIP Ed.

  • Cheryl Myers Posted January 22, 2022 4:34 pm

    Ed was my neighbor for many years kindest person would give the shirt off his back. Many great memories including building my son a tree house and driving kids around on golf cart on Halloween. Blessed to have so many great memories and time spent with his family. Sending my condolences and love to the whole family. -Cheryl Myers

  • Carrie Roberts Posted January 22, 2022 6:42 pm

    My family was neighbors of the Mummey’s at lake waconda . So sorry for your loss. Prayers to your family!

  • Carrie Roberts Posted January 22, 2022 6:43 pm

    My family was neighbors of the Mummey’s at lake waconda. So sorry for your loss. Prayers to your family!

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