Alice Barbara Shumaker, age 90, of Bellefontaine, Ohio went home to be with her Savior at 12:40 p.m. Saturday, June 6, 2020 at her residence.
She was born in Bellefontaine April 29, 1930, the daughter of the late Kenneth Charles and Anna Mary (Willoby) Painter.
On June 1, 1950, she married Donald Earl Shumaker at the Calvary Baptist Church in Bellefontaine and he preceded her in death February 19, 2007. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Ian Shumaker and a brother, Donald Norman Painter.
She is survived by two children, Patricia Ann (Steve) Davis of DeGraff, Ohio and Daniel Kenneth Shumaker of Chicago, Illinois; six grandchildren, Katie (Mike) Anasis, David (Angelyn) Davis, Michael (Amanda) Davis, Lauren Shumaker, Troy Shumaker, Jonny Shumaker; nine great grandchildren, Gracie, Wyatt, Will and Emily Anasis, Steven, Gwyndolyn, Juniper and Magnolia Davis and Sawyer Davis.
Barbara loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and desired to live a life to please Him. She worked as an administrative assistant at the Calvary Baptist Church in Bellefontaine for thirty years. She also was involved in youth ministries at the church for more than fifty years. Her hands were always busy serving others and in recent years she crocheted hundreds of hats for children with cancer. Her greatest desire was to share with others the hope she had in Jesus Christ.
Steve Davis, her son-in-law, will lead the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at the Bellefontaine Grace Church 2220 US 68 in Bellefontaine. Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 9, 2020 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the church.
Burial will be at the Highland Memorial Cemetery in West Liberty, Ohio.
The staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Bellefontaine is honored to serve the Shumaker family.