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Sandra "Sandy" K. Shumaker

04/23/1943 - 11/25/2021

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Obituary For Sandra "Sandy" K. Shumaker

Sandra K. “Sandy” Shumaker
April 23, 1943 – November 25, 2021

Sandra K. “Sandy” Shumaker, 78, Altoona went to be with the Lord, Thursday at her residence.
Sandy was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Merrill S. and Geraldine C. (Simpson) Mills. On November 9, 1962 she married Harry E. Shumaker, Sr., who preceded her in death on September 15, 2018.
Sandy is survived by: a son, Harry E. Shumaker, Jr. of Altoona; a daughter, Tina Louise Mekkes (Daniel) of Indianapolis, IN; six grandchildren: Brittany (Faith), Keith, Jordan, Brooke, Mckinley (Jake) and Dannielle; two great-grandchildren: Shaylyn and Emerie; siblings: Suellen Kane, Cindy Yingling, Butch Mills, Barry Mills and Glenn Mills; and best friend and sister-in-law, Carol Mills.
She was a preceded in death by siblings: Linda McGregor, Barbara Rhule, Marjorie Salyards, Bonnie Green, Ralph Mills, Sonny Mills, David Mills and Steve Mills.
Sandy was a member of Grace Family Bible Church and retired as a clerk from Hills and Ames Department Stores.
She enjoyed art, sewing, and spending time with her family.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at E. Merrill Smith Funeral Home, Inc., 2309 Broad Avenue, Altoona, PA 16601. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at E. Merrill Smith Funeral Home, Inc., by Pastor John Spooner.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made in Sandy’s memory to: Epilepsy Foundation, 3510 Crain Highway Suite 675, Bowie, MD 20716.
Condolences may be made at www.stevensfamilyfuneralhomes.com or Stevens Family Funeral Homes Facebook.

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  • 11/27/2021

    My deepest condolences to Sandy's family and friends. She was a great friend. Always had a smile to see you and was kind and thoughtful to everyone. We had some great times at Hills and never missed seeing her when I would come home to visit. So many good memories. She was loved by everyone and will be sadly missed. Cheryl Elder

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