Wilma Maxine Schumaker

07/13/1925 – 06/28/2019

Obituary for Wilma Maxine Schumaker

Wilma Maxine Schumaker, 93, of Sedalia, MO passed away Friday, June 28, 2019 at Sylvia G. Thompson Residence Center in Sedalia. She was born on July 13, 1925 in Bernie, MO the daughter of Edward William and Inez (Devere) Esterline, who preceded her in death.

On June 8, 1946 at East Sedalia Baptist Church, in Sedalia, she was united in marriage to Chester Kenneth Schumaker, who resides of the home.

Maxine was a long time member of Antioch Fellowship Church. In her younger years, she worked for Interstate Studios. Maxine enjoyed fishing with her husband, sewing, flower gardening, and crocheting. She loved spending time with her family, especially with her grandchildren during the holidays.

In addition to her husband of seventy-three years, survivors include two children, Larry Schumaker (Mary) of Sedalia and Linda Best (Darrell) of Springfield; son-in-law, Gene North; a sister, Iris Talley of Danville, CA; eight grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Donna North; two brothers, Kenneth and Glenn Esterline; a sister, Geraldine Stroben.

A Celebration of Life Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Rea Funeral Chapel with Rev. Steve Graff officiating.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to Antioch Fellowship Church in care of Rea Funeral Chapel.

Services

3
Jul

Visitation

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Rea Funeral Chapel
1001 S Limit
Sedalia, MO 65301
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3
Jul

Celebration of Life

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Rea Funeral Chapel
1001 S Limit
Sedalia, MO 65301
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3
Jul

Burial / Interment

12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
Crown Hil Cemetery
701 N. Engineer
Sedalia, MO 65301
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We’re so sorry to hear of Maxine’s passing. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. We are currently out of state & won’t be able to attend the services. Jim & Cindy Kretzer
– jim kretzer
One of my fondest memories of Aunt Maxine is when I would make a summer drive down from KC in the 1980’s to visit our dear grandma Ruth (Uncle Kenneth’s mom) at Shady Grove Shelter, her home south of Sedalia. Usually arriving after dark, I’d often find them busy at the dining table shuffling Uno cards and hoping they could pull the game out of the fire. They’d invite me to play, but I usually declined because watching was more fun 🙂 Sometimes Aunt Maxine and Uncle Ken would have come early and paddled out on the lake to chase a bluegill or bass. Or he may have chosen to mow a patch of grass before they ate a bit and started Uno. Either way, it always gave me a smile. Grandma had been living alone at the farm since ‘76, and Aunt Maxine and Uncle Ken’s simple presence there gave me great comfort. This warm memory remains today and tomorrow. Bless you, dear loved ones. Nephew Roy M Clark, Overland Park KS
– Roy M Clark

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