Obituaries – 06-05-2013

Louise Bell Shuman

Louise Bell Shuman, 54, of Bradenton, died May 15. She was born Dec. 29, 1958, in Bradenton.

She was a graduate of Manatee High School, Manatee Community College and the University of South Florida where she earned both a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in education. She was an instructor and a counselor at Manatee Community College. She also taught at Bayshore High School and was employed by Bell Graphics Inc.

Mrs. Shuman was an eclectic reader and learner and an award-winning writer.

Visitation was May 30 at Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory, 26th Street Chapel, Bradenton. A graveside service was private. Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. Condolences may be made online at

Mrs. Shuman is survived by parents Chester and Ellen Bell of Cortez; brothers Warren and wife Debby of Bradenton and Brooks and wife Sheri of Los Gatos, Calif.; nieces Lindsey, Haley and Jaclyn; and nephew Beau.

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