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SHUMAKER, Ella Jeanne 1929 - 2015


Posted By: Joey Stark
Date: 10/4/2015 at 17:35:15

"The Fairfield Ledger"
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Page 8

Ella Jeanne SHUMAKER

Ella Jeanne SHUMAKER, 85, of Ottumwa, died at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, at Vista Woods Care Center in Ottumwa (note: in Wapello Co., IA).

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Wesley United Methodist Church in Ottumwa, with the Rev. Jim Shrimplin officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Ottumwa.

Visitation began this afternoon, and the family will be present from 5-7 p.m., at Reece Funeral Home in Ottumwa.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Wesley United Methodist Church or Ecumenical Lord's Cupboard.

Mrs. SHUMAKER was born Nov. 11, 1929, in Fairfield, the daughter of Clarence F. and Marguerite ZEIGLER GORMAN. She married Robert E. SHUMAKER June 29, 1952, in Fairfield. He died April 29, 1997.

Mrs. SHUMAKER graduated from Fairfield High School in 1947 and from Parsons College in 1951.

She taught at Corning High School, worked at Union Bank and Trust Company and was the registrar at Ottumwa High School for 17 years, retiring in 1992.

She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Chapger G. P.E.O. and a charter member of Moss Heaven Chapter of P. Buckley Moss Society. She also was active in the Ecumenical Lord's Cupboard.

Survivors include: two sons, James SHUMAKER and wife Clara Lu of Johnston and Brian SHUMAKER and wife Jeanne of Newton; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by: her parents; one infant son, Stephen; one sister, Florence McGIFFIN; and three brothers, John C. ,Elmer Paul (sic) and Donald B. GORMAN.

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