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Blanche H. Shumaker
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Obituary for Blanche H. Shumaker

Blanche H. Shumaker, 90, of Bridgewater, passed away Monday, January 22, 2018 at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

She was born in Statesville, NC on November 24, 1927, and was the daughter of the late John and Blanche Georgia (Key) Livingston.

Blanche was a member of the Bridgewater United Methodist Church. She was an avid golfer, bridge player and reader. Blanche was a great cook, loved sewing and quilting and played the piano and taught Sunday School at Community Presbyterian Church in Pilot Rock, Oregon.

She was united in marriage on July 8, 1946 to Ernest Daniel Shumaker.

Surviving in addition to her husband are three daughters, Linda Carol Liefeld and husband Roger, of St. Helens, Oregon, Deborah Sue Robinson and husband Rich, of Bridgewater, and Peggy Denise Swicegood and husband Dewey, of Bridgewater. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Bridgewater United Methodist Church with Rev. Stephen Creech and Rev. Jim Harris officiating. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bridgewater United Methodist Church, 219 North Main Street, Bridgewater, VA 22812 or the Bridgewater Fire Department, 304 North Main St., Bridgewater, VA 22812 or the Bridgewater Rescue Squad, PO Box 268, Bridgewater, VA 22812.

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memorial service




2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bridgewater United Methodist Church

219 North Main Street
Bridgewater, VA 22812

Burial will be private.

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Bridgewater United Methodist Church

219 N Main Street
Bridgewater, VA 22812

Bridgewater Fire Department

304 North Main Street
Bridgewater, VA 22812

Bridgewater Rescue Squad

P.O. Box 268
Bridgewater, VA 22812

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