Viola M. Shumaker, 89, of Newville, passed away on Wednesday,
July 13, 2016 at Green Ridge Village, Newville. She was born on March 26, 1927 in Carlisle, and was a daughter
of the late Harvey S. and Ethel J. (Newcomer) Walker and was the widow of Charles E. “Pete” Shumaker, who died
May 21, 2007.
Viola was a 1945 graduate of Carlisle High School.
She retired after more than 20 years of service as the receptionist with the former Dr. Kent Rentschler Dental Office
in Carlisle. Viola was a member of the Centerville Evangelical Lutheran Church, Newville.
She is survived by three sons; Stephen E. (and his wife, Mary) Shumaker, Dwight S. (and his wife, Kimberly) Shumaker
and Edward L. Shumaker, all of Newville, one brother, Lester “Tom” Walker of Newville, five grandchildren; William
and Tim Shumaker, Angela Pletcher, Keli Bouman and Morgan Shumaker, four great-grandchildren; Laken and Lucy Pletcher, Rylea
Bouman and Trevor Bouman and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers; Sylvester “Pete”
Walker and Harold Walker.
A viewing will begin at 1:00 p.m.
on Monday, July 18, 2016 followed by funeral services at 2:00 p.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St,
Carlisle, with Rev. Jerri Morton Carlin officiating. Burial will be in Westminster Memorial Gardens, Carlisle.
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My prayers go out to the family of a special lady. Vi always had a warm smile on her face. Happy memories
will lessen the loss. Blessings to all of you
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