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Willis C. Shumaker

Willis C. Shumaker

March 7, 1928 - June 7, 2013

Willis C. Shumaker, age 85, of La Plata, Missouri passed away Friday, June 7, 2013 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Missouri.

Born March 7, 1928 in Adair County, he was the son of Thomas and Tina (Sallee) Shumaker. On February 18, 1956 in Kirksville, Missouri, he married Ruth Irene Barnett who preceded him in death on April 17, 2004.

Also preceding him in death were his parents and two brothers Pearl and Hollis Shumaker.

He is survived by two step-daughters, Barbara Carter of La Plata, Missouri and Judy Schreckise of Kirksville, Missouri; three nieces, Ronda VanHara of Gifford, Missouri, Vonda Bender of Clarence, Missouri, and Holly Williams of La Plata, Missouri; one nephew, Tommy Shumaker of La Plata, Missouri; and friend Corinne Corrick of La Plata, Missouri.

Willis lived most all of his life in the La Plata Community. He served his country in United States Army during the Korean War. He was employed by MoDOT for 31 years. He was a member of the La Plata American Legion.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 10, 2013 at Travis Funeral Chapel in La Plata, Missouri, with Pastor Hillis Prather officiating. Music will be provided by Janis Mitten playing and singing “Precious Lord, Take My Hand”.

Burial will be in the Yarrow Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jay Matticks, Kirby Bailey, Mike Gunnels, Eldon Corrick, Gerald Corrick and Tommy Shumaker.

Visitation will be Sunday, June 9, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at Travis Funeral Chapel in La Plata, Missouri.

Memorials in Memory of Willis may be made to the Yarrow Cemetery and may be mailed to or left at Travis Funeral Chapel, 125 S. Church St., La Plata, Missouri 63549.

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