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M. Faye Shuman

Born: Thu., Jul. 15, 1926
Died: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018


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M. Faye Shuman

On Friday, October 26, 2018, Faye Shuman, 92, a lifelong Norry Pineknotter passed away at Nottingham Village Nursing Center.  

Faye was born at home on Duke Street July 15, 1926 to the late Milton E. & Susan Leffler Bastress. She was a 1944 graduate of Northumberland High School class of 1944.  She was known as “Peachy” where she was a class officer, member of the interclass basketball and participated in class plays.  She was very active with the reunion committee for at least 70 years. In 1947, she married her high school classmate, Donald M. Shuman.They were married 59 years until his passing in 2006

After graduation, she worked at Fort Indiantown Gap, PA for the war effort.  She and her husband owned and operated Shuman’s Floral Center and Greenhouses in Shamokin Dam for 25 years.  She took great pride in her floral designs and her over the top holiday home décor.  After its closing in 1976, Faye was a department manager and buyer for Plaza House Department Store, Hummel’s Wharf and sales associate for Rosenblum’s Clothing Store, Sunbury until her retirement.

She was a lifelong member of Soroptimist International of SUN Counties and Trinity United Methodist Church, Northumberland and Post 44 American Legion Women’s Auxiliary.  She was known as Sister, Mom, Grandma, and GiGi to her immediate family of 26.  She will always be remembered for her ability to love, listen, and to perfectly matched outfits from head to toe with her Chantilly fragrance.

Faye is survived by her six children; Donne Lewis [Edward]; North East, MD, Douglas Shuman, Watsontown; Denise Ryan [Leo], Millsboro, DE; Patricia Shuman [Charles Hickam], Albuquerque, NM; Pamela Heim [David], Northumberland; and Philip Shuman, Burlington, VT.  Along with her children, she is survived by six grandchildren, Kathleen “Katie” Ryan Breuer [Kevin], Patricia “Trish” Ryan Molloy [Brett], Nathan Heim [Billie Jo], Melissa Shuman Hoy [Joshua], Cadence and Nova Shuman, two step grandchildren, Kade and Mason Lewis and great grandchildren Luke, Jake, & Cody Breuer, Taylor & Braden Molloy, Paisley Heim, one step great grandchild Chloe Roshon and one step grandson Edward Lewis II.  Along with 2 sister-in-laws & 1 brother-in-law; Barbara (Tom) Sheehan, Yardley PA and Joan Shuman, West Yarmouth, MA and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, Faye was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 2 sisters and their spouses Robert (Hildred) Bastress, Guy (Catherine) Bastress, and William (Arlene) Bastress & Marvel (Bill) Miller and Jean (Robert) “Skip” Reichenbach and brother-in-law George “Bup” Shuman.


Contributions in Faye's memory may be made to Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library http://priestleyforsyth.org/give/donations and Trinity United Methodist Church both in Northumberland.
A viewing will be held from 10:00am to 11:00am Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Trinity United Methodist Church 6th & King Streets Northumberland with funeral services at 11:00am with Rev. Leslie Halchak officiating.
Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery, Northumberland
Arrangements will be handled by Joseph Epler Funeral Home 210 King Street, Northumberland

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Bob and Mary Catherman
   Posted Sun October 28, 2018
Pam ... We were so sorry to see your mother's obituary in this morning's paper. It sounds like she had a long, full life, with a large, loving family. Please give Donne my sympathy, too, if she remembers me from high school. Your mother will always live in your heart and memory. Bob and Mary

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