Joanne B. Schumacher
January 10, 1958 - November 5, 2021
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Thomas McAfee - Downtown Chapel
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Tuesday 11/9, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Visitation to follow the prayer service

Thomas McAfee - Downtown Chapel
639 North Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 232-6733 | Map
Tuesday 11/9, 6:00 pm
Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church
3710 August Road
Greenville, South Carolina 29605
Wednesday 11/10, 11:00 am

Burial to follow at Craig Family Cemetery, located adjacent to the Old Pickens Church Cemetery

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Joanne Bennett Schumacher, 63, devoted wife of Otto Henry Schumacher, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, November 5, 2021. Born in Brooklyn, NY, she was a daughter of the late James and Sally Ward Bennett. Joanne graduated from Clemson University with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics in 1980. While working in…

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Sharon Frazier left a message on November 16, 2021:
In memory of Joanne B. Schumacher, Sharon Frazier lit a candle
Emily Keith left a message on November 11, 2021:
Joanne was a really sweet person, she was my favorite boss. I'm really going to miss her. She was like a second mom to me.
Charles Horace Craig left a message on November 9, 2021:
My condolences to the family and friends of both a fellow Clemson Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) graduate and a member of the Craig family that my research shows originated in southwest Scotland. As clarification, Craig Memorial Cemetery is located in Oconee County on the site of the former Pickens District Courthouse, which district resulted from dividing the original Pendleton District into Anderson and Pickens districts. Pickens District was later divided into Oconee and Pickens counties. Anderson, Greenville, Oconee, and Pickens counties were the South Carolina holdings of the Cherokee Nation prior to the Revolution; the Cherokee forfeited those lands by supporting the British during the Revolution. Clemson University is located in Pickens County at what was originally the plantation of John C. Calhoun and, later, his son-in-law, Thomas G. Clemson. The Craig cemetery started as a family cemetery on the plantation of John Craig 1761-1842 in what is now Pickens County and was moved to Oconee County when, circa 1970, Duke Power flooded the Keowee River Valley to form Lake Keowee, which flooded the (John) Craig Plantation. John Craig, who migrated to South Carolina from present-day Northern Ireland in 1772, served throughout the Revolutionary War, ending his military service as a member of the First Brigade of South Carolina Troops, South Carolina Continental Line. Burial at Craig Memorial Cemetery is limited to descendants of Robert Craig, John Craig's son by his second wife, Martha Catherine (Wilson) Craig.
Jaime ussery left a message on November 9, 2021:
I am so very sorry for your loss. Joanne was amazing women who had a heart of gold. I am so happy I got to know this women. I will forever miss our talks and laughs together but my memories will always be with me of her.
Randy and Linda Sellet left a message on November 9, 2021:
Joanne was my friend for 45 years or so. We met as teenagers when we both worked summer jobs at Union Carbide. It is hard to express how much Joanne meant to me. She was funny, caring, kind, and a true friend. I knew that she would do anything for me if I needed help. We had so many fun memories from being roommates and from just hanging around together. Joanne was so cheerful and full of joy even through all of the health issues she endured. She was a treasure in my life and in the lives of countless others. Joanne loved her family so much and her little granddaughter Melanie brought a special light into her life. Joanne was filled with incredible happiness whenever she talked about her. She also loved her dogs almost like children which I didn't fully understand until my husband Randy and I got our dog, Zak, who Joanne and her family lovingly took care of when we were traveling. Our hearts are broken. We will always miss our dear friend, Joanne. May we meet again in heaven. Our love and prayers go out to Hal, Amanda, Jason, and her other loved ones.
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Libby MacRae left a message on November 8, 2021:
The memory tribute I just watch is beautiful and showed those of us who did not know Joanne very well the beautiful child of God she is. To my cousin Hal and the family Joanne will be missed but oh my her life will live on in each of your hearts because of the loving memories you had with her. Much love to each of you, Libby MacRae
Kathy Phillips left a message on November 8, 2021:
Otto, I am so sorry to hear the news. I will be praying for you and your precious family in the coming days. May God give you strength and comfort. God Bless, Kathy Phillips
Tonia Freeman left a message on November 8, 2021:
To Jason and his family, My family and I send our deepest sympathy at the loss of your dear Mother. We will keep you in our prayers, Tonia Freeman
Grace Tucker left a message on November 8, 2021:
So many fond memories of the Schumacher family. We were just reminiscing this weekend about fun times with the Mauldin Magic families. Joann was such a sweet person. So sorry for your loss. Sending Prayers and hugs from the Tuckers.
Hawk and Tom left a message on November 8, 2021:
Joanne affected so many people in so many ways. We first met her at Jersey Mikes and she was always so positive and upbeat. No matter how rough of a day we had, she made us feel like a million bucks. It was such a great feeling to have Joanne in our corner - she was our greatest cheerleader and it meant probably more than she had any idea! She was a friend and a kind-hearted person. Our hearts are breaking with yours right now and we want you to know how much she meant to us! We love you and want you to know that your sorrow is shared right now! While we grieve, it is comforting to know she is in a better place waiting to see us all again one day, and patting us all on the back and cheering us on and making our days a little better every step of the way. With love, Hawk and Tom
Cam Bond Karber left a message on November 8, 2021:
Our boys met met in the baby room at Pocket full of Miracles and a miracle it was! They have been friends ever since. Joanne was a gift to me. I had just moved to Mauldin and didn't know anyone. Our boys and Bradly and Drew became the 4 Musketeers. She was a god friend and an Amazing Lady. Gone way to soon. Sending love, hugs and hope to Hal, Jason and Amanda ❤ · Reply · 3m
Sharon and Jean Frazier left a message on November 7, 2021:
Joanne was our beloved friend and neighbor for 22 years. We are all still trying to process that she left us so suddenly. To say that we are heartbroken--that would be an understatement. What can I tell you about our sweet friend, Joanne? Well, she always had a smile on her face, even when she didn't feel well. She always worried about and looked after her family and was even planning and ordering a birthday cake for her son when she was in the hospital. She loved her family so much: the love of her life--her husband, and her son and daughter-in-law, daughter, and siblings; she loved them all without measure and the light in her life and heart was her precious granddaughter. Joanne loved a good slice of ice cold, sweet watermelon on a blistering hot summer day and homegrown tomatoes just picked from the vine from the backyard garden for a BLT, homemade vegetable beef soup in cold weather and Chick-Fil-A was a year-round favorite. And last, but not least, she loved her sweet doggies and her Clemson Tigers. I remember that my mother and I observed a stunning and most brilliant sunset on November 5, 2021. That was our sign from our precious friend, Joanne Schumacher, that she made it home to Heaven and she was letting us know that she was ok. She achieved what we all want as believers and Christians--to go home to God and be with our loved ones who passed before us. Joanne Schumacher lived a life of love and friendship, and we are all so much better for the opportunity-- though all too brief--to call this lady our friend. Godspeed...until we see you again. 2 Timothy 4:7-8 KJV I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. KJV: King James Version
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