ALTAMONT -- Elia Mae Schuneman, 88, of Altamont, a former resident of Udall, died at 2:50 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009.
She was born March 22, 1921, in Beaver County, Okla., to Robert Lee and Emma (Estes) Smith. She was the youngest of eight brothers and sisters, who have preceded her in death.
She was first married to Robert W. Risdon in 1937 in Guymon, Okla. He died in Wichita in 1942. One child, Anita Mae, was born to this marriage. In 1944, Elia Mae married Herman W. Schuneman in Wichita. He died in 1983. She moved in 1988 to Altamont. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Altamont.
Survivors include a daughter, Anita Mae McCoskey of Columbus; two sons, Jack H. Schuneman of Altamont and Donald W. Schuneman of Little Rock, Ark.; four grandchildren, Rita McCoskey Lawson, Todd W. McCoskey, Melinda Schuneman Slayden and Jennifer Schuneman Pumphrey; eight great-grandchildren, Amy Lawson Perry, Adam Lawson, Andrew Lawson, Taylor McCoskey, Alyssa McCoskey, Jack Additon, Kelsey Additon Wonser and Triston Slayden; a great-great-grandchild, Tyler Additon; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Udall City Cemetery in Udall. Friends may call today at Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Altamont.
Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association.