Lawrence W. “Larry” Schumaker, 83, died Friday, April 10, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka.
He was born November 1, 1931 at St. Marys, the son of Lawrence N. and Cecilia M. Hesse Schumaker. Larry was a lifelong St. Marys resident graduating high school in 1950.
Mr. Schumaker retired in 1991 with 42 years of service having served in the U.S. Army and the Kansas Army National Guard. He served in the Korean War and also Desert Storm. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and a life member
of Knights of Columbus Council N0. 657 both in St. Marys. He was a member of Jimmie Lillard Post No. 31 of the American Legion in Rossville.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Kathy M. Brinkman on October 21, 1991; brothers, William, Eugene and James Schumaker; sisters, Lucille Connell and Elizabeth Michaelis.
On July 24, 1954 he was united in marriage to Mary Martinek at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Marys. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include three daughters, Teresa (Paul) McClure and Mary Beth (Pat) Rafferty all of St. Marys and Jeanette (Ken) Scribner, Kansas City, MO; three brothers, Lorain Schumaker, Topeka, Raymond Schumaker, Fullerton, CA. and Robert Schumaker. Topeka; two sisters, Mary Wehner, Colorado Springs, CO. and Catherine Wilson, East Jordan, MI; seven grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren with two on the way.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Interment will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, St. Marys.
Mr. Schumaker will lie in state after 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at Piper Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6:00 until the Rosary at 7:00P.M.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Immaculate Conception Church Step Project and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple St., St. Marys, Kansas 66536.