Betty Lee (Burgess) Shumaker

April 2, 1927December 5, 2018

Betty Lee “Burgess” Shumaker, 91, of Fayetteville, WV passed away on Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 surrounded by her family.

She was born April 2nd, 1927 to the late Carl Burgess and Della Rose (Campbell) Burgess. She was a homemaker and devoted her life to those she loved. Betty also enjoyed cooking and was of the Baptist faith.

Beside her parents, she is preceded in death by her Husband Carl Edward Shumaker, Brothers Charles and Carlos Alvie Burgess and Sisters Sylvia Dufour, Patricia Ann Dufour and Mary Evans.

Those left to cherish her memory are Sons Jackie Shumaker (Regina), Charles Shumaker Sr. (Lana), Gaylord Shumaker (Suzann), Gregg Shumaker, Charles Shumaker Jr, (Sherry), a Daughter Deborah Shumaker, Sister Mona Eubank (Jim), 13 Grandchildren, 15 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great Great Grandchild.

A graveside service will be Saturday, December 8th, 2018 at 11 AM at Huse Memorial Park in Fayetteville with Pastor Brian Ball officiating.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, WV.


  • Graveside Service Saturday, December 8, 2018

Betty Lee (Burgess) Shumaker

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Sally Shockey Miller

December 8, 2018

Gregg, (And the entire Shumaker family), I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. I had planned to be there today and would have loved to see you, my special birthday partner, under different circumstances of course. Both your parents always spoke and were so nice to me whenever I saw them. Please know I am thinking of you and your family. Love, Sally

Roy Milam

December 7, 2018

To The Shumaker Family,
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. You folks had two of the nicest parents that I had the pleasure of knowing. We were so lucky and so Blessed to have grown up in such a wonderful neighborhood, one where all us kids were watched and cared for by every parent in the neighborhood. No one ever worried about where any of us were. We all grieve with you.

Roy Milam