Carolyn Rae (McVey) Schumann was born March 26, 1943, by Lovilla, Iowa in Monroe County to Lester Ray and Wilma Fern (Bowman) McVey. She lived on the Bluegrass road growing up. When Carolyn was younger she enjoyed riding horses. She attended school at Russell Community School until she was a senior in high school and then graduated from Chariton High School in 1961. Carolyn was a member of the Methodist Church. On June 18, 1961 she married Hubert John Schumann in Lucas County. To this union three children were born, James, Wanda and Timothy. Carolyn and family moved to Des Moines, Iowa where she was a catering waitress for Hyatt and Hilton hotels. Later they moved the family to an acreage south of Des Moines. At age 50 she went on disability, upon which she utilized her time being a wife, mother, and grandma. When Hubert retired they moved to Russell, Iowa to be near their family. They shared wonderful times with their mothers, brothers, sisters and son Jim Schumann and family. She enjoyed fishing, camping, animals and spending quality time with her family. Everyone knew that when they went to Carolyn’s that they were going to have a wonderful home cooked meal. Carolyn could cook as well as the best of chefs.
In 2018, she moved to Mount Ayr where she spent time with her daughter, Wanda (Kraig) Pennington, grandson, Alan Pennington (Marianne Elefson), granddaughters, Amanda (Brett) Cannon, Rebecca (Jordan) Clymer, and her three greats Ryann, Gina and Brooks. On March 26, 2023, Carolyn Schumann, 80, passed away at her home in Mount Ayr, Iowa with her family by her side.
Carolyn is preceded in death by her parents, Lester Ray and Wilma Fern (Bowman) McVey, husband, Hubert John Schumann, son, Timothy John Schumann, sister, Phyllis Streepy, brother, Gerold Wayne “Jerry” McVey, father-in-law, Albert John Schumann, mother-in-law, Hazel Harriett (Hull) Schumann, sisters-in-law, Linda Kay (Noah) Schumann, Janet May (Schumann) Throckmorton, Jewell Schumann, brothers-in-law, Gary Lee Schumann, Donald Gene Schumann, nephew, Mark Throckmorton.
She is survived by her children, James Keith “Jim” (Cindy Gustafson) Schumann of Knoxville, Wanda Rae (Kraig) Schumann-Pennington of Mount Ayr, sister, Joyce Schumann of Russell, brother, Jack (Glenna) McVey of Chariton, sister-in-law, Carmen Schumann of Chariton, Brothers-in-law, Bud Schumann of Chariton, Lyle (Judy) Dorsey of Russell, Fred (Joyce) Throckmorton of Derby, Garry Throckmorton, nine grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, lots of family and friends.
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