Rosemary B. Schumann, 68, wife of Dale A. Schumann of Charleston, passed away Monday, 15 July 2019 at the Roper Hospice Cottage. She was born 23 August 1950, in Leonardtown, MD, the first child of the late Redman and Polly Bean.
The oldest of nine children, Rosemary grew up quickly on her parent’s tobacco farm. As a child, she attended Little Flower School and graduated from Great Mills High School. After high school, she worked as a bank teller, before a fateful career change took her to a cashier at the local pharmacy, where she met the love of her life, Dale.
She was his rock, supporting him in every endeavor, from his softball passion, to helping him work through college, to his Navy career, and finally to being at his side during a host of his Masonic events. Where Dale went, Rosemary was surely there too. They were an inseparable pair, truly two hearts united in love.
Rosemary and Dale’s children were easily her pride and joy. She never missed a game, a concert, or school field trip. She enjoyed making every birthday and Christmas special, teaching at their Sunday school, taking her exceptional creativity to their Vacation Bible School, and dressing them stunningly at Halloween. She returned to Little Flower School as a librarian and school bus driver to be nearer to her children during their youth. Throughout their childhood, there was never a want for love and affection. As they grew up, Rosemary continued to be a part of their lives. From attending college graduations and weddings, to cheering at football games, to a multitude of family get-togethers, she did all she could to be an encouraging presence for her beloved children. Mom’s loving advice was always a phone call away.
While her family held primary focus, Rosemary never missed an opportunity to be there for someone else. Her smile was as infectious as her laugh. She was a kind and beautiful soul, a wonderful person with a heart of gold. Rosemary never ceased to make a positive impact on anyone she met.
She is survived by her husband Dale, to whom she dedicated 45 years; and by her children, Brian and his wife Nanette, Rebecca, and Andrew. She is also survived by her 8 siblings and by many precious nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her two sons, Joseph and Mark.
A private Celebration of Life is to be held at the Bean family farm on 1 September 2019.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to: Dementia Society of America, PO Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901, or via the website https://secure.dementiasociety.org/
Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at www.mcalister-smith.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, Goose Creek, 869 St. James Avenue, Goose Creek, SC 29445, (843) 553-1511.