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Nila Ellen (Snodgrass) Shumaker

March 21, 1934 ~ May 27, 2018 (age 84)

Nila Ellen Shumaker completed her journey on earth Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 12:45 pm at Owen Valley Health Care facility in Spencer. She was born to Harold and Evangeline (Lukenbill) Snodgrass on March 21, 1934 in Morgan County, Indiana. 

She married Ralph Shumaker, who survives, on June 15, 1952 at the Gosport Baptist Church. They had 2 children; a son, Kim (Karen) of Helmville, MT and a daughter, Janna (Pat) Burnworth of Clermont, FL. They have 5 grandchildren; Brooke, Breanne and Justyn, Erica and Melissa. They have 7 great grandchildren.  

She is survived by her husband, son and daughter, four brothers, Larry (Peggy) Snodgrass, Jim (Gail) Snodgrass, both of Gosport, Tim (Jeanette) Snodgrass, Waverly and Ron Snodgrass, Seymour. Also 13 nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents and one infant brother.  

A wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and LPN, she was active in Eastern Star and Tri Kappa before moving to Kentucky where she and Ralph owned and operated Lakeview Cottages on Kentucky Lake. They finally retired to Spencer in 1990. 

Funeral services for Nila will be on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Chandler Funeral Home-Whitaker Chapel in Gosport with Maurice Wright officiating.  Burial is to follow at Gosport Cemetery. Visitation is from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home on Thursday.

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