E laine Marie Schumann, 82, of Sabetha, Kansas passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017 peacefully surrounded by her family.
Elaine was born September 21, 1934 to Paul and Emma (Burger) Lukert. She graduated in 1952 from Sabetha High School. Elaine married her high school sweetheart, James Gary Tyler, in 1953. Three children were born to this union. Gary passed away unexpectedly in 1977. In 1981, Elaine married Robert Schumann, and they enjoyed many years together.
During her time in retail at Hughes Clothing and Nila’s Gem & Gift Shoppe, Elaine loved the camaraderie and fun she had with her co-workers. She delighted in her lifelong friendships. An avid K-State fan, Elaine reveled in all Wildcat sporting events. Most of all, Elaine cherished her family and the time spent with her grandchildren. Elaine battled Parkinson’s disease over 20 years with determination and dignity.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Gary; her parents; and two brothers, Milan Lukert and Lynn Lukert.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Schumann; her children, Jeff (Wilma) Tyler, Cindy (Dave) Remmers, and James (Janie) Tyler; her step-sons, Rob (Jeanne-Marie) Schumann and John (Sharon) Schumann; and grandchildren, Jonathan Tyler, Katie Tyler, Brad (Jamie) Tyler, Matt Tyler, Jamie (Greg) Strahm, Samantha (Bobby) Hamilton, Megan (Jesse) Snyder, Emma Tyler, Mitchell Tyler, Jack Tyler, Monique Schumann, Ryan Schumann and Austin Schumann, and four great grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be Monday, March 20, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the NorthRidge Church in Sabetha. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. to service time at the NorthRidge Church. The interment will be made in the Sabetha Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the NorthRidge Church and the Elaine Schumann memorial designated for the community of Sabetha, sent in care of the Popkess Mortuary 823 Virginia Sabetha, Kansas 66534.