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Obituary: Margaret Evelyn Shumaker, Fort Wayne


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Margaret Evelyn Shumaker, who was much loved and cherished, passed away Sunday, October 20, 2013. She was born on March 23, 1914, in Edinburgh, IN, to the late Leonard J. and Ruby Foster Walker.

Evelyn worked for Irwin Union Bank in Columbus, IN, for 21 years and was a 50-year member of First Presbyterian Church in Columbus. She moved to Fort Wayne in 1997 and was a 15-year member of First Presbyterian Church in Fort Wayne.

Evelyn loved her family and friends and always had such a positive and gracious manner that will be remembered with joy.

Survivors include her only son, Jay E. (Sandy) Shumaker of Fort Wayne; granddaughters, Jane (David) Bowers of Fort Wayne and Julie (Stephanie Weiler) Shumaker of San Francisco, CA; stepdaughter-in-law, Rhonda Breman of Indianapolis; great-grandchildren, Brittany Bowers of Indianapolis, Brian Bowers and Blake Bowers, both of Fort Wayne; a great-granddaughter, Judith (Jude) Weiler Shumaker of San Francisco, CA; and stepgreat-grandchildren, Elizabeth Breman and Jackson Breman, both of Indianapolis.

Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence "Bud" Shumaker, and a stepgrandson, Matthew C. Breman.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, October 28, 2013, at Rest Haven Cemetery, Edinburgh, IN, where Evelyn will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband, Bud.

Memorial contributions may be made to Visiting Nurse Hospice Care, 5910 Homestead Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46814; First Presbyterian Church, 512 Seventh St., Columbus, IN 47201; or First Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Berry St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802.

Arrangements were made by D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Road, Fort Wayne, IN.

To sign the online guest book, go to www.domccombandsons.com.

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