Barbara Schumacher, 79, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, at Hays Medical Center.

She was born Jan. 2, 1939, in Quinter to Elmo and Pearl (Womeldorf) Cooper.

She married Hubert Schumacher on Sept. 28, 1957. He preceded her in death Dec. 3, 1993. She was a housekeeper at Hays Medical Center.

She enjoyed spending time with family.

Survivors include two daughters, Becky and Fred Mickelson Ellis, and Brenda and James Dechant, Victoria; four sons, Chuck and Virginia Schumacher, Maple Hill, Pat and May Schumacher and Jeff and Christine Schumacher, all of Hays, and Mike and Michelle Schumacher, Wichita; three brothers, George Cooper, Hays, John Cooper, Grainfield, and Galen and Carol Cooper, Apopka Fla.; 15 grandchildren, Elizabeth Brown, Brett Mickelson, Kendra Beydler, Anna Dechant, Jake Dechant, Sierra Schumacher, Tyler Schumacher, Cole Schumacher, Caitlin Schumacher, Nick Schumacher, Jared Schumacher, Andrea Schmidtberger (Chad), Shelby Higdon (Kiowa), Shannon Schumacher and Shyann Schumacher; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters-in-law, Ida Cooper and Nancy Cooper.

Services will be at 2 p.m.Tuesday at St. Nicholas of Myra Church, Hays; burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hays.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Brock’s-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 2509 Vine, Hays, KS 67601 and from 12:30 p.m. until time of service Tuesday at the church.

A combined rosary/vigil will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral chapel.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice at Hays Medical Center or to be used according to the wishes of the family in care of the funeral chapel.

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