Barb Schumacher, 74, died Feb. 27 at the Hays Medical Center. Born Jan. 8, 1940, in Ness City, she was the daughter of Charles W. and Pearlann (Reynolds) Petersilie. On Dec. 5, 1981, she married Ken Schumacher in Great Bend. A resident of Great Bend since 1957, coming from Bazine, she was co-owner and operator of Kansas Door, worked in several flower shops, was an administrative secretary at Fuller Brush and was an Avon representative for 20 years. She enjoyed fishing, water sports and traveling, especially, wintering in Texas. Her true love was spending time with her grandchildren.
Mrs. Schumacher was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, AMBUCS, and several bridge clubs.
Survivors include her husband, Ken Schumacher, of the home; two sons, Rick Tomlinson and his wife Debbie of Great Bend, and Miles Schumacher and his wife Stephanie, of Windsor Heights, Iowa; two daughters, Teresa Wondra and her husband Kevin of Great Bend, and LeAnn Gill and her husband David of Sioux City, Iowa; one sister, Wanda LaBonte of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one brother, Ory Petersilie of Otis; 13 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 3, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Great Bend with Pastor Mark P. Galbraith officiating. Burial will be at the Great Bend Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. today, with family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m., at Bryant Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to St. Rose Foundation for the benefit of the Heartland Cancer Center, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home*
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, March 2, 2014