PEKIN - Paula N. Shumaker Diseker, 68, of Pekin, Ill., passed away Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
She was born March 5, 1945, in Jacksonville, Ill., to Paul and Bonita (Jolley) Ames. She married Millard "Mel" Diseker in Groveland, Ill.
Paula was a registered nurse and head floor nurse for Timber Creek Nursing Home in Pekin, Ill. She was a nurse 24/7. During her career of 47 years as an R.N., Paula went to Northwestern University and Bradley University, where she obtained two master's degrees.
She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Grotto in East Peoria.
Paula loved to spend time with family and friends. Her hobbies included ceramics, garage sales and watching her grandkids play sports.
Surviving are her husband, Mel of Pekin, Ill.; son, Leonard Shumaker of Groveland, Ill.; daughter-in-law, Teresa Shumaker of Morton, Ill.; four grandchildren, Paige Shumaker, Haley Shumaker, Brandon Bland and Connor Shumaker; sister, Charlotte Kramer; nephew, Bryan Kramer; and niece, Chris Kramer, all of Morton, Ill.
Paula was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Doug Kramer.
Services will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria, Ill. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Cremation rites will be accorded.
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