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Neal A. Shumaker
Neal A. Shumaker, 83, of Clearport, passed away at his home after a lengthy battle with dementia on Monday, July 26, 2021. He was born July 19, 1938 in Clearport and was the son of the late Alva and Helen (Goslin) Shumaker. Neal retired from Kenworth Truck Company in 2000 as a tool and die maker. He was a devoted father and grandfather. Loved the outdoors, fishing and enjoyed traveling.
He leaves behind to mourn his loss, children, Allen (Kori Meyer) Shumaker, Mark (Jennifer) Shumaker, Terry (Susan) Shumaker; grandchildren, Shannon Shumaker, Josh Carroll, Tyler Stebelton, Lauren (Chris) Campbell, Joshua Shumaker, Jordan (Lexie) Shumaker; great grandchildren, Landon Kraft, Elijah and Kai Carroll, Carlee Campbell; brother, Dale Shumaker; brother-in-law, Ralph Spangler. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith; sister, Marlene Spangler.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 29, 2021 at the Taylor-Theller Funeral Home, 111 W. Main St., Amanda, Ohio 43102 with Officiant Matthew Kilbarger officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Hills Memory Gardens, Lancaster Ohio. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
The funeral may also be viewed live at the funeral home’s Facebook page.
A candle was lit in memory of Neal Shumaker
Dave & Angi Griffith Aug 2 2021 9:03 PM
I am so sorry to hear of Neal passing. He was always so kind. Love and prayers to you, Terry and Mark and the whole family.
Ken and Julie
Julie Nungesser Aug 2 2021 5:59 PM
Neil will truly be missed. We always enjoyed talking with him. He was such a great person. Neal was also extremely proud of his family.
Rick and Lora Stroup Jul 28 2021 8:23 PM
Neal was a great guy. Many times he would be called on while I worked at Kenworth to fab, machine or repair something that was a concept or could not be purchased. RIP Neal
Terry Aldenderfer Jul 28 2021 7:36 PM
Neal was one of best toolmakers I've had work for me over the years. He served Kenworth well, always ready to step up. Although we haven't seen each other for some twenty years I remember well the years we spent together.
Sam Snyder Jul 28 2021 1:36 PM
We worked with Neal at Kenworth. He was a kind special man. Richard Wardell and Connie Hampshire we both loved talking to him. Sorry for your loss he will be missed. Prayers 🙏🏻🙏🏻
Connie Hampshire Jul 28 2021 12:18 PM
Neil was a very nice man always enjoyed talking to him prayers for family.
Lowell Williams Jul 28 2021 11:13 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Neal Shumaker
Bob French Jul 28 2021 11:10 AM
Terry and I would like to thank all of Neal's caregivers and Fairhope Hospice for their loving care of Neal throughout the last few months. It was quite challenging for you at times, but the good times are treasures to all of those who cared for him. Many of you, we have grown so close to, that you are extensions of our family. You will never know how much we appreciate the patience and love you showed to Neal each and every day. The little extra things you would do to help brighten his day, meant so much to him and to us! The cream filled donuts, "buggy" rides around the property, fried potatoes for breakfast, a little extra sugar in his pudding to help the meds go down easier, pudding "dates", making his favorite burgers, dancing, singing, back scratches, "spa" days, homemade birthday treats and especially the friendly conversations all helped him to cope with the things that he could no longer do for himself. Knowing you were there gave us peace of mind. We are truly thankful for all you have done. At times I think Terry and I needed you as much as Neal did and you stepped up every time! We could see God's handiwork in pairing us with just the right bunch of beautiful souls that have made such an impression on me personally. We could not have gotten through this without you. Of that, I am certain! May God bless you for your compassion and caring. Keep the faith and we will keep all of you in our hearts and our prayers as you continue to touch lives in such a very special way. We humbly thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Susan Jul 27 2021 11:05 PM
Allen—There is no good time to say goodbye to our parents. We hope your memories with your dad are a comfort to you. Take care, and please let us know if we can be of help to you and Kori. Kara and Keith Mendenhall
Kara Mendenhall Jul 27 2021 2:47 PM