Elizabeth Ann Shumaker

January 06, 1942 ‒ March 28, 2021

Caledonia, Ohio

Elizabeth Ann Shumaker, age 79, of Caledonia, passed away Sunday, March 28, 2021 at Marion General Hospital.

Elizabeth was born in Marion, Ohio on January 6, 1942 to the late Muryl and Velma (Kellogg) Shumaker. The family of three moved numerous times throughout her childhood, calling South Carolina, Florida, and Georgia home. After graduating from high school, Elizabeth attended Florida State University where she played baritone in the marching band. She later attended Brenau College, University of Louisville, and The Ohio State University. Her degrees included Education, Art Education and Jewelry Design.

Always creative, hard-working, and resourceful, Elizabeth made the most of a small plot of farmland in Tully Township, near Caledonia. With her own two hands (and the Time-Life Books Home Repair & Improvement Set), she built a house where she resided with her daughter and grandmother. Elizabeth lived there independently until right before her passing.

Many may know Elizabeth from her years spent teaching art and photography at Elgin, Ridgedale, and Marion Catholic. Later, she worked at Elder Beerman Department Store and eventually retired from a position at Verizon in 2007.

Being fiercely independent, Elizabeth tended to her property, gardened, and tinkered around the house. She enjoyed her solitude and filled her life with music, nature, and The Ohio State Buckeyes. Over the years, she attended church at Martel Methodist and Caledonia UMC and was a member of the DAR. Elizabeth cherished time spent with family, especially summer visits from her granddaughters.

Elizabeth’s unique spirit will be missed by her daughter, Diann (Lance) Cage of Saint Louis, MO, and granddaughters, Audrey and Quinn Cage.

A celebration of life will be held for Elizabeth Ann Shumaker (d. March 28, 2021) on Saturday, June 26 at Anselment Memorial Park in Caledonia, Ohio. Refreshments, memories, and an exhibition of her artwork will be shared from 4 PM to 6 PM, with remarks at 4:30 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to Marion Community Foundation, 504 S. State St., Marion, OH 43302, or online at www.MarionCommunityFoundation.ORG for the purpose of supporting the Elizabeth Shumaker Scholarship Fund.

Snyder Funeral Homes, Gunder/Hall Chapel is honored to serve Elizabeth’s family. Online condolences may be expressed by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • Diann, Lance and granddaughters
    We are so sorry to hear of Elizabeths passing. She was the most hard working women we have ever met…..she loved her farm, her gardening and canning and was the most resourceful person….most of all she loved Diann, Lance and her Granddaughters…..RIP Elizabeth, you will never be forgotten
    Karen and Fred Kellogg

  • Diann- I do remember your mom as a very independent woman but always friendly and always so proud of you! We were Tully Twp. neighbors for a while. My sincere condolences.

  • Diann, Please accept both Vicki and my condolences for the loss of your Mom, my first cousin. I have some photographs and some notes from my correspondence with her over the past year, that I can get to you. I did not realize that she was such an ardent Ohio State football fan, until she talked about making her Game Day Pizza ahead of each game this past year. Just let me know how we can assist you from the Shumaker family at this time of sadness.

    Greg Shumaker

  • Diann and family

    My sincere condolences to you all. Your mother and I communicated almost every day and I will really miss her. She was so intelligent and interesting and proud of you and the girls. My world is emptier with out her.

    Many Blessings
    Alicia Kellogg

  • Diann. Sorry to hear about your mom passing . I would talk to her a couple times a year to catch up
    She will be missed

  • My sincere condolence to Elizabeth’s family. I met her thru the DAR. She was so proud of her patriots and had documentation to prove it. I do hope that you cherish all the memorable she has collected, but her proudest legacy was her family.

  • We are so sorry for your loss. She was a very hard worker around her house and property and had things just as she liked them. We will miss seeing Elizabeth around the neighborhood.

  • Diann, it has been many years since I have seen you however you will always be a part of our family. I last seen your Mom two summers ago when we had stopped down at Mom & Dad’s woods to see who was parked there. We were talking to John Turner when your Mom walked over to see who was there and doing what. Your Mom was upset because of some guys who had been around her house on 4 wheelers and shooting guns and she thought John might be one of them. After repeatedly telling her who John was and that he had permission to hunt & his assurance that he was not the one doing that, your Mom calmed down. He then told her to call him “anytime” (they exchanged numbers) and he said he would right over to take care of things. She even gave him a hug before she went back home. I was so happy to see neighbors coming together!
    Your Mom told me then that you and your family were doing well and how much she enjoyed the time you got to spend together. Although the neighborhood will never be the same without our parents living there, I like to think they made it a place that will still have their spirits live on for generations to come because of the legacy they made by who they are and we’re.
    Love you forever as that skinny, tall, leggy girl that made my little sister such a good friend to have to play and be friends with,
    Elaine “Shelli” Landis Evans and family

  • Diann, we were so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. It has been many years since I have seen you however you will always be a part of our family. I last seen your Mom two summers ago when we had stopped down at Mom & Dad’s woods to see who was parked there. We were talking to John Turner when your Mom walked over to see who was there and doing what. Your Mom was upset because of some guys who had been around her house on 4 wheelers and shooting guns and she thought John might be one of them. After repeatedly telling her who John was and that he had permission to hunt & his assurance that he was not the one doing that, your Mom calmed down. He then told her to call him “anytime” (they exchanged numbers) and he said he would right over to take care of things. She even gave him a hug before she went back home. I was so happy to see neighbors coming together!
    Your Mom told me then that you and your family were doing well and how much she enjoyed the time you got to spend together. Although the neighborhood will never be the same without our parents living there, I like to think they made it a place that will still have their spirits live on for generations to come because of the legacy they made by who they are and we’re.
    Love you forever as that skinny, tall, leggy girl that made my little sister such a good friend to have to play and be friends with,
    Elaine “Shelli” Landis Evans and family