Keith L. Shumaker

Monday, February 8, 2016

Keith Shumaker, 79, of Golden, Missouri, passed away Monday, February 1, 2016, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield.

He was born August 19, 1936, in Golden, Missouri, the son of Vernon and Alta Madge (Miller) Shumaker. On December 23, 1958, he was united in marriage to Judy Nickle, who survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Brian Shumaker and his wife Leslie, Lane Shumaker and his wife Gail and Mark Shumaker and his wife Cheri all of Golden; one sister, Kay Curry and her husband Bob of Bolivar, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Pate and his wife Valerie, Megan, Alex and his wife Kaitlyn, Trevor and his wife Ashley, Audra, Morgan and Sarah; three step-grandchildren, Jonathan Swofford, Jennifer Swofford and B.J. Swofford and his wife Jennifer; three great grandchildren, Paislee, Silas and Kasen; four step-great grandchildren, Chloe, Mason, Emma and Lilly; a niece Tina Sullivan and her husband Peter of Springfield, Missouri and a nephew, Ryan Curry of Bolivar.

Keith received his education at Golden and graduated from Cassville High School in 1953. He lived his entire life at Golden, where he was a businessman. In 1961 he opened and operated Shumaker Service Center and in 1965 began selling Yamaha Motorcycles. In 1978 he entered into the wholesale tire business and two years later he started Shumaker Battery. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Cassville, and enjoyed his Sunday school class. For 15 years, he was a board member of Commerce Bank in Cassville. For several years, he and his family raised cattle together, which brought him great pleasure. Keith loved his family and his businesses.

Funeral services were held Saturday, February 6, 2016, in Cassville First Baptist Church, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Pastor James Weaver and Pastor Jerry Yarnall conducted the services. Burial was at Viney Creek Cemetery, Golden.

Contributions may be made to Lives Under Construction Boys Ranch in memory of Keith.

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