Pauline N. Shrum

Born on 05/06/1920

Departed on 02/18/2013

Resided in Spotsylvania, Virginia

Pauline Newman Shrum, 92, of Spotsylvania County passed away Monday, Feb. 18 at Golden Living Center of Fredericksburg.

Miss Shrum was a native of Louisa County and valedictorian of her graduating class at Louisa High School. She graduated from James Madison University in 1943. Miss Shrum was a teacher for 45 years. She first taught in Culpeper County, then in Louisa County and later retired after teaching many years at R.E. Lee Elementary in Spotsylvania County. She was a long time member of Zion United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her cousin, Donald W. Shrum and his wife Linda N. Shrum, of Spotsylvania; dear friends Leota Pendleton, Charlotte Mays, Barbara Jean Lacy, Juanita Tinsley, Anna Pickett and Choi Soonja Broadstone.

The family will receive friends from 5-7pm Thursday, Feb. 21 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

A service will be held at 10am Friday, Feb. 22 at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Barbara M. Jacobs officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery, Louisa County.

Pallbearers will be James Pendleton Jr., Brandon Shelton, Earl Shelton, Stuart Taylor, Roger Gooding and Charles Jett.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to Zion United Methodist Church, 8700 Courthouse Rd., Spotsylvania, VA 22553.

13 thoughts on Pauline N. Shrum

  1. KarenCarter on said:

    Miss Shrum taught me 4th grade at R.E. Lee School in Spotsylvania back in the 1960′s. She was one of my favorite teachers and I enjoyed her class.

  2. Kathy Hall King on said:

    Miss Shrum was my 4th grade teacher in 1967. I always tell my children about her, because she was always compassionate and interested in all of her students. She made my 4th grade year a special time for me because she recognized my shyness and helped me become a more confident person. She went out of her way to help me with any lesson I was struggling with and would allow me to stay after school with her and help with menial tasks in the classroom. I only wish there were more teachers like her. She truly was a special person.

  3. Lisa Crump on said:

    I was a student of Miss Shrum’s in the 70′s at Robert E Lee Elementary. I have fond memories of her and will always remember her as one of the best teachers I ever had. She epitomized what a teacher should be and how to bring out the best in her students.

  4. joanna roberson on said:

    Don & Linda – Sorry to hear of your cousin’s passing – what an amazing life story to live to be 92 years old. I can only imagine the legacy that her life leaves for your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers – Love, JoAnna & Rick

  5. Delores Howard on said:

    I’m sorry to hear of the passing of one of the greatest teachers Spotsylvania County has ever had. I had Miss Shrum in 4th grade at R E Leee Elementary School and I will never forget her. You can’t find teachers of her caliber today. Indeed, she was one of the best.

  6. robin.zubyk.manning on said:

    Mrs. Shrum…you will surely be missed, one if the best teachers I ever had… Although you were strict, you were just like a grandma to us all… You will never be forgotten in my book.. With much sadness…
    Robin Zubyk Manning

  7. Rita Baker on said:

    Pauline and I worked together many years in Girl Scouts when I .lived in Fredricksburg, We had lots of fun times. I will let our friend Mary Frances know about Pauline. My deepest sympathy.

  8. Roger L. Gallahan on said:

    I OFTEN THINK OF YOU,AND ALL THE THING’S YOU TAUGHT ME.IT WAS BACK IN THE SEVENITIES BUT IT SEEMS LIKE ONLY YESTERDAY,I CAN SEE YOUR SWEET SMILE,AND HEAR YOUR LOVING AND ENCOURAGING VOICE.YOU WILL BE GREATLY MISSED.RIP.

  9. Robbin Rumuly on said:

    Miss Shrum taught me at R.E. Lee School. She was a wonderful lady. No matter where you saw her, if you spoke, that smile would appear and she would take the time to chat with you. I will miss seeing her out at the house heading to get the mail.

  10. Christie Goodrich on said:

    Miss Shrum was my 4th grade teacher at RE Lee. I was in the last class that she taught before she retired. She was a wonderful lady and teacher. I will surely miss her.
    -Christie Goodrich

  11. Marlene Seay Bageant on said:

    So Sorry to learn of your passing. You were a Great Teacher to many students in Spotsylvania at RELEE . I will always remember your caring for us like we were your children you never had. You will be greatly missed but always remembered.

  12. Leon and LaPointe Crismond on said:

    Miss Shrum was a wonderful person. Leon and I enjoyed having her as a neighbor when we grew up at the courthouse area. We loved visiting with her when we would go to the courthouse offices for business. We will miss her so much. Leon and LaPointe

  13. al anderson on said:

    TO DON & LINDA IM SO SORRY THAT PAULINE HAS PASSED,SHE WAS LIKE A MOM TO ME SHE NEW SINCE I WAS A BABY,NOW IM 53. SHE TOUCHED HUNDREDS OF LIVES. AND ONE OF THE GREATEST TEACHES SPOSYLVANIA EVER HAD,PEOPLE LIKE PAULINE ARE RARE, WHEN SHE PASSED PART OF ME WENT WITH HER.

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