Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois

Ada May Schumacher

Ada May Schumacher, age 92, of Quincy, died Saturday, May 13, 2017, at 3:06 pm in Good Samaritan Home.

Ada May Schumacher | Hansen-Spear Funeral Home - Quincy, ILAda was born July 14, 1924 in Mendon, Illinois, the daughter of Earl A. and Luella M. Baker Eshom. She married Elmer K. Schumacher on March 30, 1943 in Kahoka, MO. He preceded her in death on September 23, 2004.

Ada spent her life as homemaker, raising her children and caring for her family. In her spare time, she enjoyed writing poetry. She also crafted many beautiful quilts. Ada had an interest in musical instruments, and she actually made violins and restored numerous organs and other instruments. Ada also liked solving puzzles, particularly Sudoku. She was a member of the Federated Church of Lima.

Survivors include: her daughter, Connie J. (Ray) Markword of Quincy, IL; her son, Danny E. (Laurie) Schumacher of Crystal, MN; two sisters-in-law: Betty Eshom of Sutter, IL and Vera Park of Omaha, NE; a brother-in-law, Walter Nagel of Quincy; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, Ada was preceded in death by her parents; twin infant sons in 1953; a son, Lynn Duane Schumacher; three sisters: Virginia Harms, Pauline Harms, and Fern Nagel; and two brothers, Curtis Eshom and Dennis Eshom.

Services: Private graveside services will be held at New Providence Cemetery in Ursa with Chaplain James Riley officiating.

Memorials: Unity Point Hospice


Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.

  1. My condolences to Dan, Connie and family. I have lost touch with you in multiple moves, but my “Lima” brother let me know about your mothers passing.

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