In Memory of

Virgil Shumaker

Full Name: Virgil L. Shumaker
Date of Birth: January 8, 1924
Date of Death: June 8, 2020

Service Information:
June 12, 2020 - A Private Graveside Service At Wiley Cemetery

Lewistown- Virgil L. Shumaker, 96, of Lewistown, passed away at 1:28 PM Monday June 8, 2020 at Sunset Manor in Canton.

He was born January 8, 1924 at Youngstown, IL; the son of Charles A. and Ruth (Thurman) Shumaker. He married Irene Robertson on March 24, 1946 at Abingdon. She died March 2, 1969. He later married Nina Fernetti on December 16, 1973 at Bryant. She survives along with five children, Charlie (Becky) Shumaker of Lewistown, Jeff (Janie) Shumaker of Lewistown, Laura (Randie) Beaird of Glendale, AZ; Billie Furgerson of Canton, and Roxanne (Marvin) Yocum of Canton, a son in-law, Gene Weaver of Lewistown, eleven grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren, and four great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Linda Weaver, and three brothers.

Virgil was a farmer and retired from FS. He was a WW 2 Army veteran, and a member of the Lewistown American Legion Bishop Post 1. He was also a member of the Bryant Christian Church, and the Fulton County Farm Bureau. He enjoyed woodworking and fishing.

A private family graveside service will be held Friday at Wiley Cemetery at rural Ellisville with military rites accorded by Lewistown VFW Post 5001 and Lewistown American Legion Bishop Post 1. Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Lewistown American Legion Post 1, or any charity of the donor’s choice. To view Virgil’s life tribute video or to send condolences visit

To view video tribute click here.

From: Lynnea DowellJun 9 2020 6:03PM
Charlie, Becky & Family : Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time and always.
From: Lorenda & Alvin SpilkerJun 9 2020 11:04PM
Our very deepest sympathy to the Shumaker family. God Bless each of you. Our prayers are with you during this time. Lorenda and Alvin Spilker.
From: Holly ThumJun 9 2020 11:19PM
Nina and families, So sorry for your loss. Sending sincere sympathies to all of You.  Your in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely Holly Thum
From: Steve and Connie HendersonJun 9 2020 11:23PM
Charlie, Becky, Jeff , Janie,  Nina , Billie ,Roxanne, was so sorry to learn of Virgil passing . All the things  that we say  trying to ease the pain of friends and loved ones seems so hollow I wish I could come up with something that could ease the pain and loss but I can only say time. Time will ease the pain and hurt and loss But the one blessing time will not take is your memories ,treasure them so that no one forgets this wonderful man who God has taken to his new home in heaven God bless you all
From: Marie WickertJun 9 2020 11:28PM
You and your families are in our prayers.
From: Joyce PriceJun 9 2020 11:36PM
My prayers and condolences to you all!  
Joyce Price
From: Kenna SwearingenJun 9 2020 11:40PM
Sending prayers to the whole family. So sorry to hear of Virgil’s passing. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers in this difficult time.
From: Vicki IrwinJun 9 2020 11:52PM
I'm so very sorry to hear about your loss. Sending prayers of comfort to the family. May he rest in peace...
From: Craig W MillerJun 10 2020 2:02AM
Sincere condolences to the Shumaker family. He will be missed. I went through school with Charlie in the good old class of "68.
From: Bill and Nancy RoddisJun 10 2020 8:24AM
We are so sorry to hear of uncle Virgil passing.   Sorry we can not be together at this time to show our support to the Shumaker family, but we want you to know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
From: Vickie AldridgeJun 10 2020 8:40AM
So sorry for your loss.  Prayers for you all.
From: Phyllis HinderliterJun 10 2020 8:54AM
Sorry for your loss. May God give you comfort at this time.
From: Lana KoontzJun 10 2020 8:57AM
Thinking of everyone from the Smith and Koontz families in Indiana.
From: Tom & Dana FordJun 10 2020 9:07AM
So sorry to learn of your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family
From: Mary WoodruffJun 10 2020 9:20AM
Charlie, Jeff, Billie, Roxie and rest of family our deepest condolences to all. Fly high Virgil and seek the Lord and his healing touch. God bkess. Prayer of strength and peace ??. Sincerely the Woodruff family.
From: Andrea and Jerry MannJun 10 2020 9:22AM
So very sorry for your loss.
From: Anna ParkinsonJun 10 2020 9:28AM
So sorry to hear of your loss! Our thoughts are with you.
From: char ballJun 10 2020 10:07AM
so sorry for your loss.u r in my thoughts n prayers
From: Deanna HindsJun 10 2020 10:12AM
Shumaker family and friends,
We are sorry for your loss. The Lord bless you and keep you.
Jim and Deanna Hinds
From: Sue Barth Jun 10 2020 10:19AM
Bilie and Roxanne  so sorry for your loss.   It is always hard to lose someone we love
From: Randal and Brenda RumlerJun 10 2020 10:48AM
We were so sorry to hear about your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this most difficult time!!!
From: Donald Baird Jun 10 2020 12:28PM
Rest in peace you were a great brotheriniaw and friend
From: Cynthia NeeleyJun 10 2020 12:48PM
Becky, Charlie and family. So sorry to hear about your dad. Thoughts and prayers to you all.
From: Bruce @ Mary Jane KostJun 10 2020 1:20PM
I'm so sorry to hear of Uncle Virgil passing. We have enjoyed several great memories on the farm and family gatherings. He has always been so kind to everyone. Always had a smile to share. Prayers go out to Aunt Nina and all the Shumaker family. Hugs to all.
From: Jim and Vicky AckleyJun 10 2020 4:08PM
We are sorry to hear of Virgils passing.  He was such a joy to be around. Remember  him from Vermont little church. Prayers  go out to his family.
From: Shirley IrwinJun 10 2020 8:06PM
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
From: Debbie ShumakerJun 10 2020 8:06PM
So sorry for your loss. Virgil was a wonderful man and will be truly missed. Sorry that the virus will keep us from being able to visit together during this time. Hugs and prayers to all. The Lee Shumaker family. (The Ellisville Shumakers)
From: Ron & Chris Phillips Jun 10 2020 9:26PM
Very sorry for your loss.
From: Terry and Becky PiggJun 11 2020 10:39AM
So sorry for your loss.
From: kathryn barrickJun 11 2020 1:34PM
So sorry to hear about Virgil's passing.  Marshall Shumaker (Canton) family.
From: Elizabeth CookJun 11 2020 5:01PM
Dear Family & Friends of Virgil, My grandmother, Bernice Thurman Cooper,  is a younger sister of VIrgil's mother, Ruth.  Several times, I would run into Virgil at WIley Cemetery and we always had a very nice visit.  He would be tending the Shumaker graves which are near my great-grandparents. Charlie & Maggie Cooper's graves.  Even though our visit were brief, I always enjoyed chatting with VIrgil very much and talking about the Thurman family.  He will be missed. Prayers for comfort and strength for you all.  
From: Tom and Teresa ProsserJun 11 2020 5:25PM
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you all.

From: Mike and Keens CoffeyJun 11 2020 10:49PM
Sending you and your family our prayers and condolences.
From: Dianna BeairdJun 12 2020 1:17PM
Thoughts and prayers for your family.
From: Barry Tippey and familyJun 12 2020 2:53PM
Jeff ,Janie and all of the family. We were so sorry to hear about Virgil’s passing. Our love, thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. May God bless you all at this very hard time. Love  Barry and Barb and Kids.

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