Marceta Schumann Sims, age 51, of Newark, Calif., died Saturday morning at her residence following a sudden illness.

Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Miles Cemetery with Pastor Curt Schneider of Grace Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home of Early.

She was born June 20, 1958, in Linwood, Calif., the daughter of Walter Schumann and Leona Wade Schumann. She graduated from Los Altos High School in California and worked as a chef for the Four Seasons Hotel for the past several years.

She previously lived in Washington, D. C., where she worked at the family restaurant in Virginia and later for a local credit union. She has lived in California for the past 12 years.

She is survived by a son, Jahfanie Allen of Brownwood; and his father, LeRoy Allen of North Oakland, Calif.; her mother, Leona Schumann of Brownwood; a brother, Grant Schumann and wife Natalie of Berkeley, Calif. Several nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.

She was preceded in death by her father, Walter Schumann.

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