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F. Pauline (Holcomb) Shumaker

July 7, 1926 ~ November 3, 2021 (age 95)

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Frances Pauline Holcomb Shumaker died on November 3, 2021 at SKLD in New Lexington, Ohio.

Pauline was born in Pleasant Township to Ross Auvergne and Frances Winona Schwartzel Holcomb on July 7, 1926.  She graduated from McLuney High School in 1944 where she was a member of the band and chorus.  She was honored at her 75th alumni reunion in 2019.

Pauline was married to Rheuben Shumaker on July 19, 1947. They were happily married for 47 years.

Pauline was a child during the depression on the farm and she kept some of those saving habits for a lifetime.  Pauline was the happiest around family and friends and enjoyed celebrations, long walks around the North Avenue neighborhood, and attending grandchildren and great grandchildren’s events.   She enjoyed scenic rides on the country roads of Perry County with her siblings and friends. Pauline was actively involved in the Oakfield Baptist Church where she had a deep appreciation for music and was organist and pianist for over 70 years and belonged to the women’s church circle.  Her greatest joy, however, was found in her role as a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Pauline is survived by her children: Karen (Dick) Newlon, New Lexington; David (Barbara) Shumaker, Rushville; and Brent (Cary) Shumaker, Pinetop, Arizona; grandchildren: Kristin (Ryan) Lee; Kim (Tom) Sipes; Kelly Newlon; Katie (Andy) Blumenschein; Holli (Jason) Winters; Harmony (Andy) Norman; David (Jenna Purdy) Shumaker; and Justin (Jess) McClintock; great grandchildren: Jenna (Jared) Elleman; Alli and Cori Lee; Anna and Brooklyn Sipes; Alex and Evan Blumenschein; Hadley, Emmy, and Brock Winters; Hayden and Avery Norman; and Lincoln and Adler McClintock; sister Ruth Allen and sisters-in-law: Betty Tracy and Mary Alice Shumaker.  She also had many special nieces, nephews, and friends.  

Pauline was preceded in death by her husband, Rheuben, in 1994, her siblings: Dorothy Holcomb; Bernard (Louella) Holcomb; Rodney (Bertha) Holcomb; Margery (Rev. J. Brooks) Gregory; William (Elsie) Holcombe; Orma Mae Holcomb; in-laws: Estel (Delmar) Hollingshead; Richard (Yvonne) Shumaker; Gail (Marilyn) Shumaker; Paul Shumaker; and Ludlow Tracy.

Visitation will be held at Roberts-Winegardner Funeral Home, 304 Mill Street, New Lexington, Ohio from 4:00 to 7:00pm, Friday, November 5. The funeral service will be held at Oakfield Baptist Church on Saturday, November 6 at 11:00am with calling hours preceding from 10:00 to 11:00am with Pastor Richard Newlon officiating.

Burial will follow the funeral at New Lexington Cemetery in New Lexington, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Oakfield Baptist Church, C/O Vicki West, 4270 Bristol Road, New Lexington, Ohio 43764  or SKLD New Lexington Medical Residence, 920 South Main Street, New Lexington, Ohio 43764,  who lovingly cared for her over the last six years. 

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November 5, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Roberts-Winegardner Funeral Home
304 Mill Street
New Lexington, OH 43764

November 6, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Oakfield Baptist Church
3530 State Route 13, SE
Oakfield, Ohio 43730

Funeral Service
November 6, 2021

11:00 AM
Oakfield Baptist Church
3530 State Route 13, SE
Oakfield, Ohio 43730

Interment following funeral service
November 6, 2021

New Lexington Cemetery, New Lexington, Swigart Street, Ohio


Oakfield Baptist Church (Mailing Address)
C/O Vicki West, 4270 Bristol Road, New Lexington OH 43764

SKLD Resident Council Fund
920 South Main Street, New Lexington OH 43764
Tel: 1-740-342-5161

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