Pearl L. "Dolly" (Eschbach) Shuman, 88, formerly of Blandon, PA, went peacefully to be with her Lord on February 12 at Berks Heim, Reading, PA where she's been a resident since June. She was the beloved wife of the late Ralph V. Shuman, who she married October 25, 1947.
Born on June 17, 1929, she was the daughter of the late William and Effie (Becker) Eschbach.
A woman adored by many, Dolly is survived by her children, Bruce, husband of Claudia Shuman, Constance, wife of the late Stephen Snyder, and Fayne, wife of Leslie Kendrick; grandchildren, Scott, husband of Kirsten Snyder, Michael, husband of Kira Shuman, Kristen, wife of Kevin Fisk, Jennifer Shuman, Kayla and Brian Biszmaier. She is also survived by her 6 great-grandchildren, Haley, Willow, Cole, Zoey, Macklen, and Tuesday. She loved them all dearly.
She is preceded in death by her brother, Robert Eschbach, and her son-in-law, Stephen Snyder.
Dolly attended Muhlenburg High School, graduating in 1947. She worked at various Berks knitting mills for many years. After retirement, she worked at Weis Markets as a greeter.
Whether Mama, Nenny, Nan, Nana, Girlfriend, Aunt, or just friend, Dolly lit up the room wherever she went. She was a dedicated Sunday School teacher for many years, a league bowler, a member of Blandon Senior Citizens, Blandon Lioness (past president), Red Hat Society, Fleetwood Encore, Jim Beam Bottle Club, the Cinderella girls, Maidencreek Church Book Club and Prayer Chain Ministry.
Dolly loved traveling throughout the US, playing bingo, rummy with her grandchildren, and pinochle and canasta with friends. She was a dedicated supporter of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and all of their interests and activities, whether sports or dance or music or just hanging out. Dolly was a fan of baseball, especially her beloved Philadelphia Phillies.
A celebration of Dolly's life will be held on Thursday, February 15, 10:30 a.m. at Maidencreek Church, Blandon, PA. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. for viewing and visitation with family. Interment will follow the service at Maidencreek Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Maidencreek Church, 261, Main St., Blandon, 19510, where Dolly was a member for over 70 years.