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Joan Elizabeth Schumacher nee’ Ward of Brooksville, FL joined her beloved son in heaven Friday, December 2nd, 2022 ;
She passed peacefully surrounded by her family and loved ones. Born in Riverview, New Jersey, daughter of Wesley H. Ward and Mary R. Ward (both predeceased), mother and mother-in-law to son, Brian M. Ward (predeceased), (Melody).
Daughter, Jessica Elaine Schumacher ( Edward Carl Chapel Jr), daughter, Lachelle Schumacher Statler (Joshua James Statler).
Survived by her brothers, Wesley “Skip” Ward (Luella, predeceased ) and Ralph Ward (Carla). Grandchildren, Wesley M. Ward, Hunter C. Chapel, Sierra E. Statler, Fischer G. Chapel, Autumn O. Statler, Lilith Z. Chapel, Joshua M. Statler, Jessica L. El Sharkawy (Abbas), Taija J. Nelson (predeceased) , Roger S. Stephens and Cheyenne M. Stephens, 3 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Joan touched the lives of all the people in her life and loved with her whole heart. She was a preschool teacher until she retired due to a medical issue, her students were her pride and joy. Each one left a mark on her heart. She was a mother to all who needed one, even if only for a moment. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
There will be no service and the family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations to The Lustgarten Foundation for pancreatic cancer research (https://lustgarten.org/) and the Kidney Research Institute (https://www.kidney.org/)be made.
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