OBITUARY

Mary Omohundro Shuman

15 March, 194421 September, 2021
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Mary Omohundro Shuman, age 77, of Henrico, Virginia passed away on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. Mary was born in Franklin, NC on March 15, 1944. She was a graduate of John Marshall High School in Richmond, VA. She held administrative positions at the General Assembly and Rudlin Torah Academy. Mary was a member of Heritage Jr. Woman's Club and later joined GFWC Kanawha Woman's club where she served as President 1982-1983 and 2004-2006. She also was GFWC Lee District President from 1988-1990. She was involved in many worthy charitable projects during her years in club work.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, mother in law, aunt, cousin and friend to too many people to name. Mary enjoyed summers at Lake Gaston and travelling with her family and friends. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Charles Carter Shuman; two children, Randy Shuman (Debbie) and Karen Shuman Goode (Marty); and one granddaughter, Kaitlyn Goode Burt (JJ).

A visitation for Mary will be held Tuesday, September 28, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Woody Funeral Home-Parham, 1771 North Parham Road, Richmond, VA 23229. Following the visitation will be a graveside service at 2:00 PM at Hollywood Cemetery, 412 South Cherry St, Richmond, VA 23220.

The family would like to express their thanks for the wonderful help and care given by Hospice of Virginia. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Virginia by calling them at (804) 281-0451.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.woodyfuneralhomeparham.com for the Shuman family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, 28 September , 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, 28 September , 2021

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Judy Lessin

2 October 2021

Mrs. Shuman was one of the kindest, sweetest people to grace the halls of RTA. She greeted every student and faculty member with a dazzling smile and warm greeting. We were all her ‘punkins’ ! We are thankful for her years of service to our school community.

Shoshanna Gilbert

1 October 2021

I could never forget someone from my childhood with such a soul full of sunshine, even many years later. Mary worked in our school office and made sure every child felt loved and cared for when they walked in each day. She had the gift of enveloping you with such warmth; something I remember to this day. I hope the memories of such a special woman help comfort her dear family and friends.

Kelila Buehler Horowitz

1 October 2021

So sorry to hear of the loss of Mrs. Shuman. My sisters and I attended RTA 25 years ago and we all share such warm sweet memories of her. She was always there with a bright smile and warm and caring heart whenever we needed some TLC.
She will be missed by many many of her “pumpkins”.

Jane Cather

27 September 2021

Although I never met you, I feel I know you. I worked very close with your Mother in the Business Office and HR at The Richmond TimesDispatch. Wonderful lady! She was so proud of you and those grandchildren. It was an honor to work with her and hear her brag about you and the grandchildren!! I know you will be missed the same as your Mother is. I know you're leaving behind great memories for your family.

Bettie Williams

27 September 2021

Carter I am so sorry but glad Mary is not in pain anymore. I so enjoyed eating lunch with you and Mary. It had been many years but I enjoyed seeing Mary and you. It was like no time had passed much less 50 some years. I thought about Mary often and old friends are the best.

Graham grove

27 September 2021

our world has lost the wonderful smile and laugh of this awesome woman......we will sorely miss you Mary.......

Martha Guill-Joiner

26 September 2021

So sorry to learn of Mary’s passing. A beautiful, funny, feisty, classy lady who I so loved and respected. Although I moved away from Richmond in 1998 , I thought of her often. I met Mary in 1975 as a Brook Run Junior Woman’s Club member and as a member of the Kanawha WC. It was such an honor to serve as Awards Chairman and make her President’s scrapbook when she served as Lee District President. She was the life of any gathering and made everyone feel welcome. Mary had such compassion for everyone and everything. All who had her friendship were truly blessed. I know I was. My thoughts and prayers go out to Carter and her children. She will be missed by so many. May you find peace thy good and faithful servant. ❤️🙏🏻

Joyce Sebren

26 September 2021

My sincere condolences to Carter, Randy and Karen. Fond memories of years at Lake Gaston with our neighbors. RIP Mary. Your kindness and contagious laughter will be so missed.

Perel Sherman

24 September 2021

There are no words to express how profoundly we of her RTA family grieve our First Lady Mary Shuman. She was the first person to greet us each day & offer her smiles and sweet greetings. Who can forget her "Sweet Pea" and "Punkin" to each child? We all longed to grab a coffee by her desk & drink of sweet kind words each day. She was our dearest second mother and friend. She never failed at offering words of cheer & encouragement. The sound of her easy laughter helped to make our school the happiest of places. We will forever be grateful for this wonderful woman who made the Rudlin Torah Academy a magical place of warmth and kindness for so many years.

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