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Ruth Marie (McGuire) Shumaker

Born: Tue., Nov. 13, 1928
Died: Mon., Jul. 31, 2017


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Thu., Aug. 03, 2017
Location: Thacker Brothers Scottsville Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Aug. 03, 2017
Location: Thacker Brothers Scottsville Funeral Home

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Ruth M. Shumaker


     Ruth Marie (McGuire) Shumaker, 88, formerly of Scottsville, passed away on Monday, July 31, 2017 at The Cedars Healthcare Center in Charlottesville.

     She was born on November 13, 1928, a daughter of the late Charles Henry and Annie Elizabeth (Dolan) McGuire.

     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Lewis Shumaker; seven brothers, Russell, John, Paul, Bennie, David Lee, Jimmie, and Ralph McGuire; and four sisters, Evelyn Plum, Katherine Heeter, Ellen Johnson, and Margaret Duncan.  

     Ruth retired from the University of Virginia where she had worked for many years at the former Blue Ridge Sanitorium and Hospital in Charlottesville.  She was a member of Fox Memorial Baptist Church in Scottsville.  She enjoyed cooking, gardening, yard work, working crossword puzzles, dancing, and listening to music, and visiting and helping out family and friends who were in need.     

    Survivors include three children, Janet Lester of Charlottesville, Rodney Shumaker and wife, Julie of Charlottesville, and Charles Shumaker of Scottsville; two sisters, her twin, Ruby Browning of Charlottesville and Shirley Hughes of Pasadena, California; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews, and other extended family members.     

      A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 am, Thursday, August 3, 2017 at Thacker Brothers Scottsville Funeral Home by Pastor Randy Golladay.  Interment will follow in the Scottsville Cemetery.     

      The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Ruth's name may be made to a charity of choice.     

      Family and friends may share memories and photos at www.thackerbrothers.com.

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Wanda Crawford
   Posted Tue August 01, 2017
A little angel came the morning, Mrs. Shumaker was called home,
Her golden hair and eyes of blue danced into the room.
She took her hands and gently held them as light filled the air,
Come on she said, he's waiting, he's waiting for you and I out there.
Hurry, we must hurry before they see you’re gone,
they won’t want you to go, but we must go alone.
Mrs. Shumaker's wings were granted and they both flew away,
Mrs. Shumaker shouted loudly, I’m going home to stay,
Don't shed a tear for me, don't weary fuss or fight.
From heaven I'll be watching, to see you're doing alright.

I’m so sorry for your loss, you’re in my thoughts and prayers!

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