Mary Katherine “Kathy” Shuman

Memorial Services for Mary Katherine “Kathy” Shuman, age 73, of Clarkesville, Georgia formerly of Savannah, Georgia will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 22, 2020, at the Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel with Pastor Michael Welborn officiating. Inurnment will follow in Yonah Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., Thursday, October 22, 2020, at the funeral home.

Kathy passed away into the arms of her Lord and Savior on Saturday, October 17, 2020.

Kathy was born on December 10, 1946, in Savannah, Georgia to the late Marine Corps Major Vernon W. Risher and Elinor Marshall Risher. She was a wonderful mother, sister, and aunt. She loved her family and friends more than anything. She went all the way through her Special Education in Savannah; Later Kathy attended The Opportunity School in Columbia, South Carolina. She had a daughter, Audra Shuman.

Kathy and Audra were very active members of Habersham Baptist Church and were members of the Jerico Sunday School Class that was taught by their precious family friend, Joyce Dalton. Kathy and Audra were also active members of Dream Weavers, sponsored by Habersham Mental Health and led by their precious friends Karen Fain and Denise Eller. (We could not have made it without them!)

In addition to her daughter, Audra, survivors include her sister, Anne Risher Born, of Clarkesville; niece, Shannon Born Escobar and husband, David, of Kentucky; nephews, Tony “Mark” Born, of Toccoa; Jason Born and wife, Amber, of Clarkesville; great-nieces and great-nephews, Amber and Ben Payne, Caleb Luikham, Courtney Fowler and Matt; Elijah Luikham, Josiah Luikham, Zach Born, Kelsie, Stella, Judah, Gemma, Alyna, and Leeam.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Habersham Home East, Toccoa Nursing Home and Rhonda, Jodi, Amy, and others from Pruitt Hospice for the special care they have shown Kathy.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Whitfield Funeral Homes & Crematory, North Chapel at 245 Central Avenue, Demorest, Georgia 30535. Telephone: 706-778-7123

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