BRUNSWICK — Barbara Powell Shuman, 86 of Brunswick, passed away Wednesday, October 7 at Magnolia Manor of St. Simons Island under the care of Hospice of the Golden Isles. Mrs. Shuman loved the staff of Magnolia Manor and Hospice, and her family is eternally grateful for the loving care she received as a resident there. She was born December 12, 1933, in Pensacola, Fla., to Thelma Maudell and Frank Richard Powell. Mrs. Shuman met James Dotho “Bo” Shuman while he was stationed there, serving with the United States Navy. The Shumans married and shared the travels of Navy life. As the wife of a Navy Chief in the submarine service, her husband would often be out to sea months at a time. Mrs. Shuman managed to take care of the family as well as her duties of the Navy wives’ activities. The Shumans were avid bowlers and softball players and took advantage of every opportunity to play ball and bowl during their travels from one duty station to another. In 1970, the family moved to Brunswick, where her husband retired, and Mrs. Shuman continued her passion for competition bowling. She was a member and officer of the Women’s International Bowling Congress and traveled extensively around the United States to compete in bowling tournaments. Mrs. Shuman was named Golden Isles Bowler of the Year in 1979 and would still be bowling today if her health would have allowed her to. She also loved horses and was involved in horse activities growing up. She and her husband owned and maintained a large horse farm in north Glynn County. They boarded horses, traveled to participate in horse shows, rodeos, and various forms of horse competition in various states. Mrs. Shuman was a long-time member of the Diamond Bar D Saddle Club. Outside of bowling and horse competitions, she still found time to work as the office manager for the Bowlarena in Brunswick and later for Ketch Courtyard and Condominiums in Fernandina Beach, Fla. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank Richard Powell and Thelma Maudell Cherry Kirksey; her husband Bo; sister, Cora Patricia Kirksey; and brothers, Frank Wendell Powell and Thomas Grady Powell. Mrs. Shuman was a very caring, loving, and compassionate person and full of life until the very end. She loved and cared passionately for her family and friends. During her life, no grass ever grew under her feet because she was always on the go, including walking the halls at Magnolia Manor, day and night for the past two years. Mrs. Shuman is survived by her daughters, JoAnn Shuman Mallette (Johnny) of St. Simons Island, Annette Shuman Leverette (Brian) of Waverly, and Nancy Shuman of Atkinson; grandchildren, Shelby Rooks Cookson (Stephen) and Jamie Leverette; great-granddaughter, Sophia Cookson; a brother, Kenneth David Powell (Marguerite); sisters, Mildred Marie ‘Pat’ Mata, Tina Diane Phieffer (Sterling) and Theresa Kay Broughton. Mrs. Shuman’s number one passion and the love of her life, besides her family, was her little sidekick and traveling companion, Pecos, her dog. A private service to celebrate Barbara’s life will be held at a later date in Pensacola, Fla. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to a charity of the donor’s choice.