Terry L. Shumaker

Born: Fri., Sep. 1, 1944
Died: Sat., Jan. 14, 2017


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Jan. 21, 2017
Location: Silver Creek Church of God

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Sat., Jan. 21, 2017
Location: Silver Creek Church of God

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Terry L. Shumaker

Terry Lee Shumaker, age 72, Fort Wayne, Indiana died on January 14, 2017 at 8:45 a.m. at his residence.

He was born on September 1, 1944 in Des Moines, Iowa to Edward “Jack” and Betty (Carter) Shumaker.  He married Carolyn Miller on August 17, 1965 at the Silver Creek Church of God.

Terry was in the United States Air Force where he served three years at Grissom Air Force Base and is a Viet Nam Veteran.

He was raised and educated in Ottumwa, Iowa.  Terry was a graduate from Huntington University with a B.S. degree in Sociology.  He also received a M.S. degree in Education at Indiana University and a M.S. degree in Divinity at Earlham School of Religion.

Terry was the pastor at Lake Cicott, Richland Center and Burton.  He was the youth pastor at Grace United Methodist Churches, White Branch Church of the Brethren, Huntington Church of the Brethren, Stone Church of the Brethren, Mount Vernon Church of the Brethren and Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.  He was also a missionary in Tijuana, Mexico; New Navajo, New Mexico; and Riverside Christian School in Kentucky.

Terry had taught high school and elementary school at Kewanna and Caston schools.  He was a member of the Christ Our Shepherd Church of the Brethren in Greenwood, Indiana.

Surviving Terry is his wife: Carolyn of 51 years; (2) daughters: Melissa Shumaker (friend Dana Cuney) of Fort Wayne, Indiana; Renee Sills of Larwill; (1) son: Jeffrey Shumaker of Warsaw; (5) grandchildren: Autumn Thomas, serving in the U.S. Navy in Italy; Kari Hines of Florida; Blake Shumaker of Florida; Logan and Hunter Sills of Larwill; and (3) great-grandchildren.

Preceding Terry in death are his parents and one grandchild.

Visitation will be Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the Silver Creek Church of God, Silver Lake, Indiana from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. with the service starting at 11:00 a.m. officiated by Rev. Chris Bruch and Rev. Chuck Bell.  Burial will be in the Silver Creek Church of God cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Visiting Nurses and Hospice Home, 5910 Homestead Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46814.

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Jim Vigar
   Posted Mon January 16, 2017
To Carolyn & family, are prayers are with you & famlies & Bro. Dick & Sister Janice. We will always remember the good fellowship we had with Terry & You we know that he is with the Lord. Love Jim & Patricia Vigar Madera, CA.

Karen Heltzel
   Posted Wed January 18, 2017
Carolyn, I am so sorry about your loss. I have many fond memories of Terry and you when you were at Grace UMC in Rochester. My husband, Allen passed away in October of 2015. I sincerely share your deep loss. Allen and I were married 51 years. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Cindy Douglass
   Posted Wed January 18, 2017
To family of Mr. Shumaker:

I wanted to express my sympathy. Terry was my 5/6th Grade Social Studies teacher at Caston 1974-1975. I have many fond memories of him as my teacher, but especially remember his kind, gentle nature and his lessons taught as to how we students should be kind to one another. I went on to graduate from Caston, pursue my teaching and master's degree, and returned to Caston in 1991 as an Assistant Principal, later the Elementary Principal and I am now the Superintendent. It was teacher's such as Mr. Shumaker that inspired me to pursue a life-long career in education.

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