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Estelle E. Shuman

June 10, 1928 - August 29, 2017

Estelle E. Shuman, nee Dimech, age 89, a longtime resident of Downers Grove, IL (1962-1993), and formerly of Forest Park and Geneva, IL, passed away August 29, 2017 at Spring Meadows in Naperville, IL. She was born June 10, 1928 in the Belgian Congo, Africa.

Dear wife of the late William E. Shuman, whom she married August 21, 1954, loving mother of Stephen (Carol) Shuman of Sacramento, CA, Nancy (Jeff) Cornett of Reno, NV, Robert (Nancy) Shuman of Naperville, IL, John (Barb) Shuman of Downers Grove, IL, and Valerie (Michael) Hosek of Batavia, IL; adored grandmother of Eric (Amy) Shuman and Lisa (Mike) Curran, Andy Cornett, William (Kristin) Shuman, Thomas (Amanda) Shuman, Allison Shuman, Daniel Shuman, Amy Shuman, Samantha Hosek, Michael Hosek, and Nicholas Hosek; cherished great grandmother of Molly Shuman, Daphne Shuman, Cash Curran, Bodie William Curran, and Brayden Shuman;  devoted daughter of the late Josephine and Edward Dimech, dear sister of Edward (Rose) Eaton, Mauritza (Bert) Dowling, the late Victoria (Virgil) Bryant, the late Evelyn (Fred) Zainey, and the late Eileen (Fred) Smith; aunt, great aunt, and friend of many.

Estelle grew up in a suburb of London, England before coming to the United States in 1949. She met her husband Bill in 1953 on the beach at the Indiana Dunes, and it was love at first sight. She was a longtime sales associate for Sears Roebuck and Co. before retiring in 1993. In her spare time, she devoted countless hours volunteering at various charities.

Funeral Information

Visitation will be Tuesday, September 5, 3:00 until 8:00 PM at the Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville. Closing prayers will begin on Wednesday, September 6, 9:45 AM from the funeral home chapel and proceed to a 10:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Raphael Catholic Church, 1215 Modaff Rd., Naperville. Interment will follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, IL.

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Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or at

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