Marie Shuman, 77, passed away Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, at her home in Newton. Lola was born Nov. 1, 1939, in Springfield, Mo. She was a beloved mother, grandmother and friend.
Lola retired from McClellan Air Force Base in Sacramento, Calif., after 25 years as a civil servant. She was a member of Trinity Heights Methodist Church in Newton. She loved crocheting, reading, country music, getting together for cards and Bunco with her friends, and playing with her great-grandchildren. Those who knew her always will remember she was kind, generous, loving and devoted to her family and church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Waldo and Taney Irby, her first husband, James Forbus, her second husband, Vernon Shuman, and her brother, Garry Irby.
She is survived by her sister Carol Vanzant, her brothers Jerry Irby and Ted Volen, her son James Forbus and his wife Tami, her son Faron Forbus, her daughter Audrey Glidewell and her husband John, her son Christopher and his wife Bobbie, her grandsons James, Nicholas, Timothy, Matthew and Christopher, her granddaughters Christina and Chantelle, her great-grandsons Isaiah, Cole, Bryson, Levi, James and Joss, and her great-granddaughter Fayth.
A public visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton with the family present to greet friends from 6 to 8 pm. The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel. Following the service, an entombment will be at the Halstead Cemetery Mausoleum in Halstead.