Betty Irene Shumaker went to her home in heaven on Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021. Betty was born on July 29th, 1942 in Marion, North Carolina to Wesley and Eva Shirlen. On December 23, 1956 she married the love of her life, William Arthur Shumaker. They relocated to Farmville, VA and had a life full of love and happiness.
Betty worked at Amelia Dress Company in Farmville for 27 years and worked at Southside Community Hospital before retirement. She enjoyed serving her community in various roles: cleaning facilities at PEFYA fields, local family homes, and Appomattox P.E. Presbyterian Church.
Betty is preceded in death by her husband Arthur Shumaker. She is survived by her three sons, Dennis (Kimberly) Shumaker of Atlanta, GA, Mike (Kim) Shumaker of Prospect, VA, and Dale Shumaker of Stafford, VA; her grandchildren Drake Shumaker, Debra Sue (David) Maros, Darrell Shumaker (Anne Harrison Beck), and Brock Shumaker; and her pride and joy: great-grandson Connor Shumaker; brothers Homer (Mildred) Shirlen, Leonard (Mary) Shirlen, and Jimmy (Billie) Shirlen; sisters Ruby (Ron) Hall, and Christine (Larry) Smith. Also, many nieces, nephews and special friends.
Family and friends are invited to join the family Saturday, August 7th 5:00pm-7:00pm at Puckett Funeral Home in Farmville, VA. Service will be Sunday, August 8th 2:00pm at Appomattox Prince Edward Presbyterian Church in Prospect, VA with interment to follow at Trinity Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Appomattox P.E. Presbyterian Church, Prince Edward Volunteer Rescue Squad, or Farmville Fire Department.
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