Betty M. (Ross) SchummMarch 23, 1923 ~ July 31, 2017 (age 94)
Betty M. Schumm, 94, passed away on Monday, July 31, 2017, at the Van Wert Manor Nursing Home.
She was born on March 23, 1923, in Van Wert, to Leo H. and Elizabeth L. (Roesner) Ross.
On Nov. 1, 1947, she married Milton M. Schumm who preceded her in death on Sept. 24, 2009.
Mrs. Schumm is survived by two sons, David M. (Janet) Schumm of Bryan, Ohio, and Dennis W. (Linda) Schumm of Van Wert; one sister, Joanne (Glen) Rager of Van Wert; four grandchildren, Katie (Read) McFaddin of Portland, Oregon, Jonathan (Amy) Schumm of Sylvania, Ohio, Lucas Schumm of Gahanna, Ohio, Bryn Schumm of Columbus, Ohio, and three great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy L. Schumm, and two sisters, Christina (John) Harrington and Jeanne (Donald) Germann.
Mrs. Schumm was an active member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Van Wert serving on many boards and committees. She served as church organist for Emmanuel Lutheran for 66 consecutive years, starting at the age of 13.
Visitation for Betty will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 705 S. Washington St., Van Wert, on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017.
A funeral service will follow visitation at 11 a.m. at the church with the Rev. Kirk Klingbeil officiating. Burial will follow at Woodland Cemetery in Van Wert.
Memorials in memory of Betty Schumm may be made to Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 705 S. Washington St., Van Wert, OH 45891.
Arrangements by Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory.