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Barbara Schumacher

January 2, 1939 ~ November 16, 2018 (age 79)

Barbara Schumacher, 79, passed away on November 16, 2018 at Hays Medical Center.  She peacefully went to rest surrounded by family. She was born January 2, 1939 in Quinter, KS to Elmo and Pearl (Womeldorf) Cooper.

Barb married Hubert Schumacher on September 28, 1957 who preceded her in death on December 3, 1993.  She was a housekeeper for Hays Medical Center.  She enjoyed spending time with family.

Survivors include: two daughters; Becky and Fred Mickelson of Ellis, KS and Brenda and James Dechant of Victoria KS; four sons; Chuck and Virginia Schumacher of Maple Hill, KS, Pat and May Schumacher of Hays, KS, Jeff and Christine Schumacher of Hays, KS, and Mike and Michelle Schumacher of Wichita, KS.  Three brothers: George Cooper of Hays, KS, John Cooper of Grainfield, KS, and Galen and Carol Cooper of Apopka, FL.

Barbara has 15 Grandchildren: Elizabeth Brown, Brett Mickelson, Kendra Beydler, Anna Dechant, Jake Dechant, Sierra Schumacher, Tyler Schumacher, Cole Schumacher, Caitlin Schumacher, Nick Schumacher, Jared Schumacher, Andrea Schmidtberger (Chad), Shelby Higdon (Kiowa), Shannon Schumacher, and Shyann Schumacher.  Barb also has 9 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters-in-law, Ida Cooper and Nancy Cooper.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at St. Nicholas of Myra Church, Hays KS. Burial will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Hays.

Visitation will be Monday 6pm - 8pm at Brocks-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 2509 Vine, Hays KS 67601. Tuesday visitation will be 12:30 PM until service time at the church.

A combined rosary and parish vigil service will be 7 PM Monday at the funeral chapel.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice at Hays Medical Center or to be used according to the wishes of the family.

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