Jacqueline Shumaker, 80

Jacqueline L. “Jackie” Shumaker, 80, passed away at 8:46 p.m., March 25, at the Wabash County Hospital.

Jackie was born to the former Charles Wilbur and Helen (Smeltzley) Collins July 29, 1932 in Wabash County. She graduated from Central High School in 1950.

She married Billy G. Shumaker on Sept. 11, 1955; he survives. Jackie was employed at Triwec in North Manchester for over 17 years, and then she worked at Custom Magnetics in North Manchester for 17 years before retiring in 1993. She was a member of Ijamsville United Methodist Church, and she loved to swing in her backyard.

Jackie is survived by her husband Billy Shumaker; sons Frank (Sharon) Shumaker, Columbia City, and Paul Douglas (Jenny) Shumaker, Warsaw; daughters Peggy (Vaughn) Callahan, Huntington, and Betty (Rick) Gressley, Lagro; half brother John Steven (Toni) Cave, North Manchester; and five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. One son, Jan Shepherd and one sister, Carol wood preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 28 at 10 a.m., at McKee Mortuary in North Manchester, 1401 State Road 114 West, with Pastor Kent Harting officiating. Friends and family my call, at McKee Mortuary, on Wednesday, March 27, from 4-8 p.m. Burial will follow in Laketon Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Ijamsville United Methodist Church, 309 S. Maple Street, North Manchester, or to the donor’s choice.

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Posted on 2013 Mar 26