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Mary Brown "Brownie" Royalty Schumacher

95, of Carmel, went home to be with her Lord on January 27, 2013. She was born on August 9, 1917, to the late Thomas Irvin and Eula May (Sanders) Royalty in Washington Co, KY. She graduated from the Kentucky Baptist Hospital School of Nursing in 1939, becoming a registered nurse, and spent most of her working years at Floyd County Memorial Hospital in New Albany, IN.

She married Adolph George "Jake" Schumacher on April 12, 1941, and their marriage lasted 36 years until his death in 1977. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She moved to Carmel in 1981 to be near her only child, her son-in-law, and her two grandsons.

Brownie was a long-time active member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Louisville, KY, and a beloved charter member of Epiphany Lutheran Church in Westfield at the time of her death. She was an excellent seamstress and crafter, and she loved to cook, both for friends and family. She couldn't resist telling a funny story or joke. She had a great love for animals, especially her little schnauzer Heidi.

She is survived by her daughter Marilyn Mesh and son-in-law Ted Mesh, her grandsons Brian Mesh (Megan) and Jonathan Mesh (Erin), and her three little great-grandchildren – Isabelle, Ethan, and Caleb. She was preceded in death by her husband Jake, her brother Audrey Royalty, and her sister Sue Meccia.

A service in celebration of Brownie's life and eternal life will be held Sunday, February 3, 2013, at 3:00 p.m. at Flanner and Buchanan-Carmel, with Pastor Jeremy Mills of Epiphany Lutheran Church presiding. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Building Fund of Epiphany Lutheran Church, 1948 S.R. 32, Westfield, IN 46074, or to the Home For Friendless Animals, PO Box 217, Waynetown, IN 47990

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