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Carol Shumate
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Obituary for Carol Shumate

Carol Shumate, 72 of Drexel, Missouri passed away Sunday, May 6, 2018 at Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, Missouri. Funeral services will be held 12:00 pm Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Mullinax Funeral Home, Drexel Chapel (660-679-0009). A visitation will be held prior to the service from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, also at the chapel. Burial will follow in Sharon Cemetery, Drexel, Missouri. Memorial contributions are suggested to Drexel First Baptist Church or Kansas City Hospice. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

Carol was born October 27, 1945 in Kansas City, Missouri to Kenneth and LaVaun (Huston) Bodenhamer. She has been a resident of Drexel since the age of two, growing up next door to her loving grandparents, the late Ambrose and Inez Huston. Carol graduated from Drexel High School and attended two years of college in Manhattan, Kansas. Afterwards she came back home to work in Kansas City, Missouri for G.S.A. and the Marine Corps Center for sixteen years.

Carol was united in marriage to Larry Shumate October 25, 1969. They continued to live in Drexel and both work in Kansas City. They became the parents of two lovely daughters in 1983, Cassie and Tammie. Carol loved spending time with them and watching them grow up. She throughly enjoyed working in her small garden and raising enough vegetables to share with others.

Carol worked for the Drexel School as a teacher's aide for 27 years. She felt a great sense of worth there, helping the students and teaching. She retired on May 17, 2016. She was also an active member of the Drexel First Baptist Church.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Larry Shumate of the home in Drexel, MO., daughters Cassie Shumate of Blue Springs, MO., and Tammie Stipe of Kansas City, MO., and four grandchildren, Jacob Morris of Harrisonville, MO., Justin Kurian of Colorado, Tammryn Shumate, and Katlin Gordon of Blue Springs, Mo. Carol will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Drexel Chapel

136 E. Main St.
Drexel, MO 64742

Funeral Service




12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Drexel Chapel

136 E. Main St.
Drexel, MO 64742

Cemetery Details


Sharon Cemetery

355th St
Drexel, MO 64730

Memorial Contribution

Drexel First Baptist Church

306 E Main St
Drexel, MO 64742

Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care


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