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Melva N. Shuman
Melva N. ShumanRed Rose2Melva N. Shuman, 96, of Richwood, died peacefully Monday morning June 1, 2020 at the Stone Crest Medical Center in Tennessee.

She was born September 24, 1923 in Richwood to the late Faris A. and Edna (Bell) Patrick, she was also preceded in death by her husbands: Max C. Johnson and Adam Shuman, her son: Spencer Jordan, step-son; David Shuman, a brother: Joseph Patrick, a brother-in-law: Paden Welsh and former husband and father of their children: Kenneth B. Jordan

Mel was a longtime dedicated member of the Richwood Church of Christ. She had worked at Seimens in Bellefontaine for many years.

She was a member of the Richwood Civic Center, where she had served as a Board Member and had played in the Kitchen Band, the American Legion Aux. in Richwood, where she had served as their President, the VFW Aux., the Kings Daughters and Mothers Club.
She loved sports, she enjoyed rooting for her OSU Buckeyes and her favorite golfer, Rickie Fowler. When able, she was an avid golfer and had played basketball and softball when she was younger.

Mel will be remembered for her quick wit, her generous and giving personality. She was not afraid to voice her opinion. She loved her entire devoted family.

Surviving are her daughter: Connie (Bob) Hill of Nolensville, TN,
Daughter-in-law: Diana Jordan of Richwood
Her dear sister: Janis Welsh of Richwood
Grandchildren: Ryan (Erica Stone) Hill, Whitney (Adam) Drake, Shad (Emilie) Jordan and Seth (Tricia Rolstad) Jordan
Great grandkids: Paige, Max, Ella, Nolan and Greyson
Special niece: Julie (Dan) Welsh-Wisma
Dear cousins: Noan Fausnaugh and Nan McConnaughey
step-daughter: Anne Broadhurst of Laurel, Maryland

Graveside services will be held Tuesday June 9, 2020 at 11:00 am at the Price Cemetery, Pastor Craig Bradds and family friend Jeff Evans will officiate, Friends may call Monday from 5-7 pm at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood.
Everyone is asked to practice safe precautions.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Richwood Church of Christ 29063 Sivey Road Richwood, OH 43344 and the Richwood Civic Center 21 North Franklin St. Richwood, Ohio 43344

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#1 from: Noan
Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 12:38 PM

With tears in my eyes and heart, I just want to share my fondest memories of my cousin, Melva. I have known and loved her all my life. Our family spent many Christmas Eves at her home, enjoying her homemade cookies and candy. She was a great cook! When my daughter-in-law and I wanted to learn to make noodles, she gave us a complete demonstration and shared how she had once made noodles for a school function and had made so many that they were spread out all over the house to dry. Most recently, I enjoyed spending afternoons with Melva and her sister, Janis, talking about growing up in Richwood in the early days. I heard about their adventures then, such as knocking over an outhouse at Halloween  and running to get away before they got caught. Their brother had to throw Janis over a fence because she couldn’t climb over fast enough. They had many adventures all their lives, traveling to Ireland was one. They were as close as 2 sisters can be. I loved hearing them talk and will cherish my time spent with them as long as I live. (Janis, I will still and always will love visiting with you). Melva loved Richwood and wrote an  excellent article about it for the Gazette not so long ago. She was outspoken, but you always knew where she stood. My Mom (Melva’sAunt) always said that Melva had a heart of gold and she did.

#2 from: dee ann payne
Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 1:01 PM

sorry for your loss.

#3 from: Sue McBride Bails
125 E Ottawa Richwood, Ohio
Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 1:31 PM

So very sorry about Melva passing. She will be greatly missed by our community. Prayers to you family.

#4 from: Tom Guy and Gail DeGood-Guy
Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 1:35 PM

One of our strongest Veteran supporters!   Didn't matter what the occasion was - she was always there - especially Memorial Day.  God love her.  She'll be missed.    

#5 from: Mike & Shirley (Cobb) Schmelzer
Indian Lake
Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 2:02 PM

So sorry to learn of Melva’s passing. We have many good memories of time spent at the VFW with her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

#6 from: Dan & Karen Converse
North Fort Myers FL.
Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 2:32 PM

So sorry to hear of passing of Melva. She was a special lady and will be missed by family and friends.

#7 from: Lynne S Ledley
Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 2:34 PM

I have lost a dear friend.  Spencer and I went to school together. When I was born in January before Spencer in February, Melva sent my Mom a congratulations letter about being a new mother and it meant so much to my Mom that it is in my baby book.  In later years we started going to NU basketball, football and softball games as we both love sports.  We enjoyed going to     shows at the Palace and to Scott's 20 Year Club events with me. When I  would be in town I would swing by to just stop in and say Hi.  She called me her "Ohio daughter" since Connie lived out of state.  She filled a void in my life after my Mom passed away and we had a good time together.  I knew during March Madness you didn't want to interrupt her games!  Fond memories of a life well lived.  She loved her family and was always sharing what they were doing.  You were so blessed to be her family.

#8 from: Marilyn Coleman
Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 2:44 PM

Melva's family and Janis and family, I enjoyed Melva so much. Her wit and concern for friends was contagious.  God bless.

#9 from: Jerry Moore
Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 3:17 PM

So sorry of her passing. She was wonderful woman.

#10 from: johna nibert
Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 3:36 PM

So sorry to hear of your Mother and Sister passing/ She will be missed by many and I know so much by Janis. My sister Betty always talked how they use to walk her to school with them as they were a little older and she was in 1st grade. What great memories of her. My sympathy to Connie and family and Janis.
                 Johna Nibert

#11 from: Wendy and Michael Dew
Richwood Ohio
Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 4:22 PM

We are so sorry to hear of Melva's passing. We loved her and she was such a special person. She will be missed. Such a special lady, and a great friend to my grandmother Marie Rider.
Prayers to you and all of her family.

Wendy and Michael Dew

#12 from: Terry and barb Benton kemp
Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 6:30 PM

In honor of a life so beautifully lived,may you carry all,the special moments and cherished memories in you heart today and always.   Melva was a Special lady, who always had a smile on her face.  RIP Dear melva.

#13 from: Brenda K Hudson
Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 7:22 PM

I'm so sorry to hear about Melva. I was Site Manager for Community Meals and Melva was one of my volunteers. We worked together for 18 years.She loved my husband and always teased me about how handsome he was. She sure put a lot of laughter in the meal site,I loved her. I'm sorry I won't be able to make it to showing due to health reasons. I will be thinking of all of you. She will be missed. Brenda

#14 from: Susie Leeper
Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 8:03 PM

The Class of 1960 has sadly lost another Mother. We were fortunate to have had several mothers to watch over us throughout the years. Few classmates were as loved. We cherish the memories.

#15 from: Nancy Pacha-Virgil Hoffman
Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 8:42 PM

Connie and Family,
So sorry to hear of Melva's passing. She was such a lovely lady that loved all who knew her.She always made everyone welcome when we visited her.I know a lot of memories have been made thru the years and will be cherished forever.I love you all and will see you soon.

Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 10:32 PM

I sure will miss that lady at the salon. She certainly kept us all on our toes. Thinking of you all during this time. Prayers of comfort and healing.

#17 from: Roy and Carol Barr
Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 10:47 PM

Roy and I are so sorry about Spence's mom.  You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

#18 from: Suzanne Patterson
Wed, Jun 3, 2020 at 11:24 AM

Farewell beautiful lady. I'm privileged to have enjoyed your presence in my life. During my 14 years at the Civic Center, you sang with the 'Melody Makers' sat on the Board of Trustees, played with the 'Kitchen Band and was always a supportive volunteer and friend. To her loving family, I wish you wonderful memories. I'm sorry that I cannot come to pay my respects, but I will be thinking of you then.

#19 from: Paul&  Betty Jo Shoup
Upper Sandusky Oh
Wed, Jun 3, 2020 at 2:16 PM

Sending you deepest Sympathy and Love To The Fami

#20 from: Rita Headington Parker
Wed, Jun 3, 2020 at 5:01 PM

Melva was quite a gal with a beautiful smile and a dry sense of humor -- always fun to be around!  I know that the family will miss her greatly, but what a wonderful long life she enjoyed.
      Fred and Rita Parker

#21 from: Donnie and Kathie Pfister
deland florida32724
Thu, Jun 4, 2020 at 10:49 AM

Connie and Family and Janis

I am so sorry to hear if Melvas passing.   Such a nice lady. She will be missed by many.

#22 from: John H and Linda Smith
Florissant MO
Thu, Jun 4, 2020 at 4:56 PM

Our condolences to your family.

#23 from: John and Kay Coder
Marion ohio
Thu, Jun 4, 2020 at 6:10 PM

What a great lady she was ! Enjoy  being with her. RIP dear friend .

Thu, Jun 4, 2020 at 9:57 PM


#25 from: Karen Thompson
Logan, Ohio
Fri, Jun 5, 2020 at 8:07 AM

Dear Connie and family please accept my condolences on the death of your beloved mother, grandmother etc. I am so very very sad and shocked to her of her passing, it just seemed like she was that one that would live forever. I have so many wonderful memories of Mel, we had ever so many fun times together when I worked at the Civic Center. Such a beautiful woman inside and out, we shall all hold dear all the special memories forever in our hearts. Rest In Peace dear friend.

#26 from: Barbara Holcomb
Richwood, OH
Fri, Jun 5, 2020 at 12:58 PM

For Melva's Family,
I was sorry to learn of your loss. It is also our community's loss. Melva served her church, her family and her community with commitment and with constancy. She was always welcoming. We connected mostly at Richwood Civic Center functions and there was always a lovely smile and a warm greeting.

My love and deepest sympathy,
    Barbara Holcomb

#27 from: Joann Brown
Fri, Jun 5, 2020 at 9:31 PM

I will miss seeing her. I was in the kitchen band with her. She always had a smile.My thoughts and prayers are with the family..  

#28 from: Carolyn Henderson
Sat, Jun 6, 2020 at 3:11 PM

I always enjoyed talking to Melva, when she shopped at the Cardinal. Her classy style and perfect makeup impressed me. Deepest sympathy to her family and friends

#29 from: Anne E. Shuman
Laurel,Md 20707
Sun, Jun 7, 2020 at 1:08 PM

Mel was a lovely lady...she took great care of my dad and I thank her for that...with love and tears...

#30 from: John Johnsonhn
Marin, Ohio
Mon, Jun 8, 2020 at 12:37 AM

Connie & Bob,
Deepest sympathy.

John & Jean

#31 from: Barb (Bugg) Brake
Mon, Jun 8, 2020 at 3:07 PM

Melva was a very special lady. Heaven got another angel. You are all in my prayers,

#32 from: Al and Rose Bleich
Hendersonville Tn
Mon, Jun 8, 2020 at 7:13 PM

Our prayers and sympathy are with the family.  

#33 from: Pamela Peters
Prospect,  Ohio
Thu, Jun 11, 2020 at 4:27 PM

Mel was a dear lady and friend.  We had many good times together in the civic center kitchen band. My condolences to her family.  

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