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Ailsa L. âBillieâ Schuman, 93, of Columbia City, passed away at 11:55 a.m. Monday, March 19, 2012, at Millerâs Merry Manor, Inc., Columbia City.
Born March 27, 1918, in Ormas, she was the daughter of Donald C. and Goldie B. (Adair)Goodrich.
She graduated from Ligonier High School with the class of 1936.
For 22 years, she lived in the Pierceton and North Webster areas before moving to Columbia City in 1990.
She worked at the Pennsylvania Railroad for six years prior to working as a secretary for Columbia City Freight Lines for 22 years.
Also instrumental in bringing bowling to the Columbia City area, she was associated in operating Schuman Lanes for a number of years.
She was a member of Women of the Moose, VFW Auxiliary, AARP Chapter, and was a charter member of Eagles Auxiliary, all of Columbia City.
She was past president and honorary life member of North Webster American Legion Auxiliary #253. She was also a member of the Community Bible Church, Columbia City.
Survivors include her daughter, Carol Krider of Columbia City; son, DeVon (Millie) Schuman of Columbia City; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; brother, Lynn (Marlene) Goodrich of Wolf Lake; two sisters, Ellen Metzger of Fort Wayne and Shirley (Jim) Coy of Topeka.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Aileen Hill, brothers, Hale and Phil Goodrich, son-in-law, LeRoy Krider and cousin, Floyd Hawn.
Visitation is Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City.
The funeral service is Friday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Thorn Cemetery, Ormas.
Memorial gifts may be given in Mrs. Schumanâs memory to Community Bible Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Please visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send family condolences or sign the guest register book.