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 Mabel <I>Long</I> Shumate

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Mabel Long Shumate

  • Birth 16 May 1908 Douglasville, Douglas County, Georgia, USA
  • Death 29 Jan 1998 Venice, Sarasota County, Florida, USA
  • Burial Venice Gardens, Sarasota County, Florida, USA
  • Memorial ID 5208425

She dedicated her life to the profession of nursing. A kind person who always had empathy for the patients in her care. Known as "Bo" to her family and friends. Bo's initial medical training was at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.

Mabel Shumate's only child, Gertrude B. O'Connor, passed away on September 14, 2006 and is buried next to her at Venice Memorial Gardens.

Bo cared for her sister, Mercedes "Peggy" Melnicoff , who developed Breast Cancer and volunteered for one of the first experimental chemotherapy programs in the early 1960's.

Bo was the daughter of Carrie Wilson Long (1881-1965) and also had a sister Letha Fay "Tillie" Dylewski (1909-1953).


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  • Created by: T.O.
  • Added: 13 Feb 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5208425
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mabel Long Shumate (16 May 1908–29 Jan 1998), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5208425, citing Venice Memorial Gardens, Venice Gardens, Sarasota County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by T.O. (contributor 37771788) .