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Betty J. Shumaker, age 95, died Wednesday June 26, 2019 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling.

Betty was born on November 25, 1923 in Dixon the daughter of Harold and Ruth (Tate) Bennett. She married Clarence R. "Boots" Shumaker on November 17, 1943 in Morrison. He died on June 24, 2015. Betty was employed as a Beautician for several years at Gladys Bixby's Home Salon in Sterling. She was a great cook as well as seamstress. Betty enjoyed crafts and needlework. She was a member of Broadway Methodist Church in Sterling.

Survivors include, one daughter, Cheri King of Sterling; one son, Steven (Karen) Shumaker of Suffield, Conn.; five grandchildren, Cari (Joseph) Magnano, Erin (Michael) Bickle, Timothy (Jacey) Shumaker, Amy (Keith) Bosco and Ashley (Ryan) Roe; twelve great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Richard Bennett and one son-in-law, Michael King.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A Celebration of Life for both Clarence and Betty will be held at a later date. Private family burial will be held at Oak Knoll Memorial Park, Sterling. Arrangements were completed by the McDonald Funeral Home in Sterling.

A memorial has been established.

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