Mt. Vernon Register-News


February 8, 2013

Cathryn Shumaker


Cathryn Estes Shumaker, 84, of Olin, N.C., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15,

2013, at the Gordon Hospice House. She was born Sept. 2, 1928 in Centralia and was the daughter of the late Harel R. Estes and Laura Elizabeth Davis

Estes, of Mt. Vernon.

Mrs. Shumaker attended Mt. Vernon Township High School and on June 26,

1998, she married Rufus Bill Shumaker, Sr., who survives.

She was retired from AT&T in 1990 and is a life member of Telephone Pioneers. She was also a member of the VFW and Pla-More Lanes Senior Bowling League and was senior bowler of the year.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a brother, Glenn

(Bud) Estes, of Belmont, Miss., and a son, Scott Thornton.

Along with her husband she is survived by her children, Terry V. Estes

(Kathy) of North Carolina, Carol McNeal of Georgia, Mamie Webb (Jim) of

Mississippi, Marion Morris of Illinois and Connie Blasen (Keith) of

Georgia. She is also survived by nine grandchildren; two cousins, Wanda

Cohoon (Chuck) of Illinois and Karl Marvin Powers (Evelyn) of Illinois; 26

great-grandchildren; two stepdaughters, Barbara Shumaker of Arizona and

Kathy Shumaker of North Carolina; and a stepson, Billy Shumaker, Jr., of

North Carolina. She is further survived by five step-grandchildren and 12

step-great-grandchildren along with a life long best friend, Betty Frazier

of Mt. Vernon.

A graveside service was conducted Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at 2:30 p.m.

at Iredell Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Allan Lunsford officiating. The family visited with friends from 1 to 2:15 p.m. at Nicholson Funeral

Home, Statesville, NC.

Memorials may be made to the Gordon Hospice House, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, N.C. 28625.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family.


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