Evelyn June Shuman
June 11, 1931 – August 29, 2016
Evie Shuman, 85, passed away peacefully on August 29, 2016 at Hospice and Community Care in Mt. Joy.
Evie was born and lived her entire life in Lancaster County. She was preceded in death by her parents Lillian and Isaac and brother of Penryn, PA. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Ray, daughter Susan Benz of Jupiter, FL and sons David Shuman and Joyce Perkinson of Lancaster and Steve Shuman and wife Leslie of Vonore, TN. Evie and Ray also have 4 grand children and 7 great grandchildren. Other family includes sister Lorraine Lapp of Manheim and brother Paul Grube of Las Vegas, NV.
Evie graduated from Manheim Central High School in 1949. She worked for over 35 years as a nurse, then a bank teller and branch manager before retiring in 1992 from Wachovia Bank..
Evie also served her community throughout her life. Professionally, she was an active member in the Association of Bank Women and also served on the board of directors of the Administrative Management Society. She volunteered for numerous Lancaster County based charities including the American Cancer Society, MS Society and Lititz Legion Axillary. Evie chaired fund raising events for the Arthritis Foundation and served as President of the Lititz Community Chest. She was a long-time member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Lititz. She also worked the voting polls for many years..
Evie enjoyed New York theatre and shopping – and shared her love of the city with her friends and family. Evie also enjoyed attending auctions and mud sales across Lancaster County, especially with her sister. She was an avid reader and enjoyed time in her garden and practiced farm to table long before it was popular. For vacations, Evie preferred time at the beach, frequently Ocean City, NJ. She also enjoyed playing cards with friends and always loved a good joke.
Evie lived her entire married life in Lititz with Ray. She never missed a Lititz parade but the Halloween parade was her favorite! She also attended the July 4th celebrations and Annual Art Shows faithfully. She also was known to spend some time at the horse track and enjoyed occasional trips to Las Vegas and Atlantic City.
Evie loved her family and her community deeply and lived her life in service to others. She will be missed by all who knew her.
A time of gathering and sharing memories will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Lititz from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Friday September 2, 2016. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Evie’s name may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church 200 W. Orange St. Lititz, PA 17543 or Hospice and Community Care at 685 Good Drive Lancaster, PA 17601. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the entire staff at Hospice and Community Care. On line condolences may be sent to the family atwww.CremationLancasterPA.com.
My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. Evie was a wonderful, caring woman, and even though I didn’t see her much recently, I have very fond memories of chats over the many years that we’ve been neighbors. Rest In Peace, Evie. You are greatly missed.
I never had the opportunity to meet Evie, but I know her son Steve. If Steve is a reflection of his mother’s love, caring and moral compass, she must have been a mighty fine woman. My consolences to her family and friends.
Peace,Love, Blessings and Prayers to Evie and her family……
The Wolfe Family
I will always remember Evie for her witty personality and her ability to wear fashionable glasses and clothing! Evie always would make our frequent chats along our paths feel like she waited forever just to visit— always made me feel like a VIP! May you her family get her strength from the previous memories of the Great love she had to share with all! God Bless! Judy
Evelyn was such a wonderful neighbor to my Aunt Clara and to our family. Our deepest sympathy to Ray and your entire family during this time of grief and loss. May God’s comfort and peace carry you along with so many wonderful memories of a special lady.
I was very sad to hear of the passing of Evie. I worked at Hamilton Bank and she was my boss. Many times I like to look back on the wonderful family we shared with Evie at the bank. She was strict yet she was good to us in many ways. Through the ten years I worked there, we all had such a wonderful, family relationship. We had parties and celebrations and all of us loved one another. As the bank changed hands, many of us left and found through the years any place we worked would never have the happiness and fun we had as we did our jobs at the bank. Evie dressed beautifully and drove a cadillac that she kept well. I will always remember when I had a hardship in my life, she allowed me to work downstairs as a mail teller until I recovered. I will always remember her and my friends and look upon those years I worked with her and them as the best years of my life. Blessings to you now in Heaven Evie. You will never be forgotten. Love Marge
Evie was the best homemaker and sister-in-law anyone could have in their life. She loved her family dearly. I am soooo glad I got to visit her and she looked so glad to see me. RIP