Virginia E. Schumacher (89) of Altamont


Published on July 2 2012 10:22 am

Virginia E. Schumacher, 89, of Altamont, Illinois passed away at 10:30 p.m. Saturday, June 30, 2012 at Lutheran Center, Altamont.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 4 at First United Methodist Church, Altamont with Rev. Willie Deuel officiating. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery, Altamont. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 3 at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont. The family has requested memorial contributions to be given to the First United Methodist Church or to the donor's choice. Online condolences may be expressed at

Virginia was born April 7, 1923 in Mulhall, Oklahoma to Cecil and Alma (Bennett) Hoopes. She married Forrest R. Schumacher September 30, 1950 at the First United Methodist Church, Altamont. He preceded her in death September 11, 2007.

She had been a secretary and bookkeeper having worked for the State Department in Washington, D.C., Sears, Altamont HIgh School and the family farm as well as being a homemaker. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Altamont where she had been a member of the church choir for many years and had been active with the United Methodist Women. She also had served as a soloist and in duets at many functions. She had been involved with several Altamont Bridge clubs. She was a former member of Altamont Jr. Women's Club, Effingham County Home Extension and the St. Elmo Golf Club.

Virginia is survived by her son, Kenneth R. (wife Sherry) Schumacher of Altamont; grandson, Bradley R. Schumacher of St. Louis and sister, LaJaunti Hoffmeister of Springfield.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents and son, Clarke.