Zana E. Shuman, a resident of Pendleton, passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2016, at Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, Wash. She was 79 years old.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Sign the online condolence book at www.BurnsMortuary.com. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Zana Shuman may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice and may be sent in care of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, P.O. Box 489, Pendleton, OR 97801.

Zana Elaine Shuman was born February 20, 1936, in Enterprise, Oregon, to Ralph and Bernice (Conrad) Lindley. She was raised in Flora, Oregon, where she attended Flora Grade School, then moved to La Grande in 1948, where she graduated from La Grande High School. She married Joseph Shuman on August 27, 1955, in Lewiston, Idaho. They lived in Flora until 1987.

After retirement they moved to Pendleton, staying some winters in Arizona. Zana had been employed by Moon Drug Store in La Grande. She then worked as secretary of Flora Grange, and secretary of Flora School. She later weighed wheat trucks for Wallowa County Grain Growers and was a contract flagger. She was a member of the Flora Grange for 20 years.

She enjoyed spending time with her family, quilting, camping, target practice, fishing, playing cards and reading.

Zana is survived by her husband of 60 years, Joe Shuman of Pendleton; daughters Dena McCrae and husband Mark of La Grande, and Donna Vogel and husband Rick of Pendleton; sister Lila Killingbeck and husband Thad of Boardman; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and six nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Bernice Lindley; a sister, Nita Rogers; and a son, Lyle Shuman.

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