Nancy Jo Schumacher, 69, of Springfield, died at her residence at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 7, 2012. She was born in Springfield on June 14, 1943 to Lester and Marguerite Friend Stowers. She married Roger A. Schumacher on September 22, 1962.
Nancy is preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Ronald B. Stowers.
She is survived by her husband, Roger of Springfield; daughter, Traci (Jim) Massey of Pleasant Plains; son, Todd (Rose) Schumacher of Springfield; four grandchildren, Dr. Anna (Keith) Hickey, Emma Jo Schumacher, Pamela Massey and A.J. (Kelly) Massey; two great-grandchildren, Brayden and McKenzie Massey; one sister, Judy (Jack) Harman of Afton, IA; two brothers, Donald (Judi) Stowers of Chatham and Jerre Stowers of Divernon; one sister-in-law Sandra Stowers of Normal and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Nancy was a loving wife, mother, grandparent and a friend to any person she ever met. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. Nancy enjoyed reading and working with ceramics.
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I only met Nancy on a few occasions; but, I know she was the cherished "little sister" of my good friend, Judy Harman. I always heard such nice things about Nancy and her family and remember meeting her son, Todd, when he was a vaery youing boy. Judy has brothers still; but, there is no replacement for a sister, especially one with whom you are very close. Our thoughts have been with the family for the past several months, and most especially the last week. God bless you all. KathleenN
Roger ,Traci,Todd and Family: I am so glad I finally came to see Nancy . She always made me feel welcome. I will remember her always. The beautiful memories you've gathered through the years are yours to keep forever. You are in our prayers.
To Roger, Todd, and Traci, and all the Family and Friends of Nancy Schumacher, We extend our deepest sympathy and condolences. Besides being cousins by her marriage, I had the privilege of working with her Dad, Les, at the B & F Toggery. Like her Dad, Nancy was not known to have only a few words to say about most things. She was always one sweet gal, and was always kind, friendly, and thoughtful to everyone. She was the life of the party at Family Reunions, being so out-going to one-and-all. She knew no strangers, and had a knack for always making those around her feel comfortable and at ease. We will remember Nancy, and all of you, in our prayers, and ask you to remember us, and all of our family, in yours. May she rest in everlasting Peace and Happiness. Amen.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this time. Nancy was a one-of-a-kind sister-in-law and a True and Special friend. I will miss her so much, especially the phone conversations (which were for far too long I'm sure). She was one strong lady and fought the battle honorably. 'Nancy Jo' you have been and always will be loved. Ronnie is with me in sending this. Love from Sandra.
Dennis Harman posted on 10/9/12
Dear Uncle Roger, Traci, Todd, and all extended Schumacher family. Please accept our sincere thoughts and prayers for you, as you morn the loss of such a great wife and mother, and friend. Aunt Nancy was always a caring person to me, something I will always remember. I often think of her on Flag Day, June 14, which was her birthday as you know. I will continue thinking of her each time I see a US Flag standing strong against the wind. I believe Heavenly Father has a great plan of happieness for each of us, in this life and in the next. Though this is an extremely difficult time, please remember we will be reunited with all our loved ones, one day and according to His timetable. I am greatful to be a member of your family as a nephew and cousin, and wish you all the best. Thank You Aunt Nancy for being the wonderful person you were to me. Sincerely and with our Love, Denny, Donna, and Morgan Harman