COLEBROOK TOWNSHIP — Helen J. Shumaker, age 71, of Fee Road, Colebrook Township, passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2013, surrounded by her family, at her home.
She was born Sept. 30, 1941, in St. Clairsville, Ohio, the daughter of Walter J. and Eleanor (Banfield) Henry. Helen graduated from Grand Valley High School, Class of 1960.
Mrs. Shumaker retired from Sajar Plastic and Troy Manufacturing. She loved to make her own quilts, being with her family and enjoyed spending time outdoors watching wild life.
Helen was a member of the Orwell Rebekah Lodge.
She is survived by her husband, Donald Shumaker, whom she married March 19, 1986; three sons, Paul (Mary) Petersen of Colebrook, Russell (Margaret) Petersen of Orwell, and Randall Petersen of Leroy; and five grandsons, William, Robert, Michael, Mason and Carson.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her aunt and uncle, Louis and Kathryn Sayre.
Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, August 24th, at PAINE FUNERAL HOME, 140 E. Main St., Orwell, with Pastor Scott Ardary, of New Lyme Pentecostal Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Orwell North Cemetery.
Calling Hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, August 23rd, at the Funeral Home.
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