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Charlene L. Shumaker

Orangeville - Charlene Louise Shumaker, age 89 of Orangeville, passed away on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at Plainwell Pines. She was born on August 30, 1932 in Oshtemo, Michigan. Charlene was the daughter of Howard Sr. and Dorothy (Yerden) Bryant. Charlene graduated from Otsego High School in 1950, where she was active in many different groups. Charlene was the proud owner of the Gun River Inn, also known as the Orangeville Tavern for over 34 years. She was known for being the honorary “law and order keeper” at the tavern. Charlene will be most remembered for her strong-willed attitude. She is survived by her daughters: Vicki (Craig Swanson) Shumaker, Kimberley Sullivan, Sue (Mike) Ritchie; grandchildren: Liz (Alex) Witt, Lauren Wandell, Stephanie Sullivan-Patrick, Adriane Sullivan, and Lucas Sullivan; 6 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; siblings: Rose Richards, Ethel Sladak, and Bill Kovar. She is preceded in death by her parents; daughter Jacqueline Shumaker; son-in-law Bruce Sullivan; grandson Jason Shumaker; and siblings: Howard Bryant, Jr., Fred Kovar, Steve Kovar, Edward Kovar, Robert Kovar, and Mary Kovar. Charlene’s family will receive friends on Friday, January 14, 2022, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the Williams-Gores Funeral Home. Memorial contributions to Barry County Commission on Aging will be appreciated. A private burial will take place at Hillside Cemetery. Arrangements by
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