Gloria Shumaker

Obituary of Gloria Jean Shumaker

Gloria Shumaker, 91, of Sarasota, FL passed away April 19, 2021. 

Gloria Jean Fennell was the only child born to Harvey and Mary Fennell on July 14, 1929 in Fennellton, Pennsylvania.  She was married 58 years to her husband Clarence Shumaker before his passing in 2007.  Together they had 4 daughters. Gloria was born and raised in Pennsylvania, and lived briefly in Chicago, IL after marrying before returning to live in Western Pennsylvania.  In 1961 the family of 6 moved to Ft. Lauderdale, FL where Gloria began working in retail and singing with the Ft. Lauderdale Symphony Chorus.  In 1980, Gloria moved with her husband and daughter Faye to Sarasota, FL where she lived until her final move to that mansion in heaven!  In Sarasota Gloria was active for many years in her church in choir and home church, Women's AGLOW & Red Hats.   She was able to travel with her husband to China, Europe and Alaska – twice!  They also enjoyed camping in their trailer which was often either in the Smoky Mountains or Ocala National Forest.  Gloria loved her family and her home was a frequent gathering spot where we would feast on groaning tables of food at each meal and snacks, too! In 2009, Gloria moved into Heron House where she continued her social activities and was often a Resident Council Officer.  She will be missed by those who loved her and we will cherish the sweet memories she gave us. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Clarence Shumaker and her daughter Faye Shumaker.  She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law Barbara & Danny Snyder, Holly & David Davis, Judith and Bruce Pauline along with grandchildren Scott & Marcie Davis, Heather & Raj Belanger, DJ & Jeannette Snyder, Kevin Pauline, Kristen Pauline & Ted Soper and great grandchildren Chloe, Kylie, Caleb & Colin Davis, Dylan, Lincoln & Lucy Belanger, & Megan Snyder. 

 

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