Sharon Lee Shumaker

Mrs. Shumaker

Sharon Lee Shumaker, 79, of Fostoria, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 12, 2019.

Sharon was born Jan. 2, 1940, in Toledo, to Lewellyn and Mildred McAran. She married her longtime high school sweetheart, Alvin G. Shumaker, May 29, 1958. He survives in Fostoria.

She will be sorely missed and survived by her sons, Kevin (Lori) Shumaker of Arcadia, Scott (fiancee, Pamela Fletcher) Shumaker of Fostoria and Steve (Kelly) Shumaker of Fostoria; and her loving grandchildren include Michael (Julia) Shumaker of Dayton, Kristy (J.D.) Persohn of Fostoria, Alisha Weis and Nicholas Shumaker, both of Fostoria. Sharon adored her six great-grandchildren, Lana, Sydney, Mya, Logan, Cora and Mia. She is also remembered in love by her neighbor, Jan; the Wernet Family which was her Posey Lake relative crew, Pam Shumaker and Jeremy Fetcher. She also is survived by her brother, Dennis (Barbara) McAran of Arizona.

Sharon graduated college in Indiana and worked as a medical transcriptionist for Fostoria Community Hospital. Sharon was a free spirit who played by her own rules and liked to listen to loud rock & roll music, especially Bob Seger. She loved spending time with her family, relatives and friends at the family’s cottage on Posey Lake in Hudson, Michigan.

Sharon was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She treasured her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and embraced every moment with them. She especially loved her role as “Grandma Shu.” Sharon had a vivacious personality and always made people around her laugh. She always told you the truth even if it wasn’t what you wanted to hear. Sharon was a strong, determined and a fiercely independent woman. She also enjoyed watching football and was a big Ohio State and Cleveland Browns fan and loved to bake for the game festivities and in general.

Visitation will take place 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 2019, at Hoening & Son Funeral Home, 133 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria.

Her funeral will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday, in the funeral home with Pastor Stephen Johnson presiding. Committal services and burial will follow in Knollcrest Cemetery, Arcadia.

Sharon also was a lover of dogs, especially the large breeds. She loved her dear Gracie and Abby. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in her name to your local Humane Society, Bridge Hospice or ProMedica Hospice.

Online expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting www.hoeningfuneralhome.com.