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Celebrating the life of

Jane Wheeler Shuman

Passed away on March 31, 2023

Jane Wheeler Shuman

Jane Wheeler Shuman, 95, died peacefully on March 31, 2023.  Jane met Jimmy Shuman when she was thirteen years old and loved him the rest of her life.  They married after her twenty-first birthday and raised four children: Jimmy, George (Babette), Billy (Bonney), and Mary.  Jane and Jimmy celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary shortly before his death in 2013.  She was also predeceased by her parents: Ferry and Mildred; her sister: Mary (Jack); and two nephews: Jack (Barrie) and Ferry (Cindy).

Jane attended Sullins College, the University of Georgia, and obtained her Master of Education from Georgia Southern University.  She taught elementary school for over thirty years and was equally adored and feared by her students.  Jane loved her family, her friends, her Flamingos, and playing bridge (but not necessarily in that order).  Jane was a long time member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church.  She is survived by her children; her beloved grandchildren: Becky (Mike), Chris (Whitney), John, Billy, and Mary Ellen (Thomas); three great-grandchildren: Gigi, Abbi, and Paige; and two nieces: Jane and Robin.

A graveside service will be held at 11:30 AM on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, in Bonaventure Cemetery.

Remembrances may be sent to St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2 St. Thomas Ave., Savannah, GA 31406.



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To the Shuman Family, Katherine and I offer our deepest condolences...Wishing all of you God's peace and comfort during this time.. Tres + Katherine Dausey

- Tres Dausey, Charleston, SOUTH CAROLINA (SC)

I loved Jane so much. I am lost without her. I know you are too. I am praying for all of you!

- Donna Saye, Savannah, GA

Mrs. Shuman was my first and second grade teacher at Isle of Hope Elementary School many years ago. I have thought of her fondly many times through the years as she was a lovely lady and a great teacher. My sympathies to her family. Connie Deal

- James and Connie Deal, Savannah, Georgia

Shuman family, I am so sorry for your loss. Jane was special to us, not only was she our friend but, Marc’s 4th grade teacher! I will miss seeing her on Thursday’s at 3:00! You are in my thoughts and prayers. Regina

- Regina Wilson , Savannah, GA

Thoughts and Prayers are with the family.

- Dadin, Savannah, GA

Ms Jane will be missed by everyone who knew her and loved her at Harmony!

- Jessica Schroyer, Savannah, Georgia

We hold the family in our hearts with love and compassion. May the family know that Jane is held in the arms of the Divine as she is received in the realm of Divine Love, the greatest love of all.

- Shackford & Gail Green, Hilton Head Island, SC

Jane was a wonderful teacher. She was my supervising teacher when I student taught at Isle Of Hope. I credit her with starting me out on the right foot as a teacher. My thoughts are with the Shuman family as you lay her to rest. Helen Lee Ray

- Helen Ray, mcdonough, ga

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel