Dona Arlene Shoemate 1931 - 2007 Lawrence
Graveside services for Dona Arlene Shoemate, 75, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Oak Hill Cemetery.Mrs. Shoemate died Thursday, April 5, 2007, at Specialty Hospital of Mid-America in Overland Park.She was born Dec. 25, 1931, in Lawrence, the daughter of Arthur Alvin and Ruth Imogene Fields Hicks. She attended Liberty Memorial High School and graduated from Lawrence High School.Mrs. Shoemate worked as an assembler at King Radio, Bendix-King and Honeywell. She previously worked at Commonwealth Theaters in Lawrence. She was one of the first people to receive experimental bone grafts in the 1940s at the Kansas University Medical Center.Survivors include a son, Lee II, Lawrence; a daughter, Kim Davis, Salina; three grandchildren, Tyffani Shoemate and Jamy and Robert Davis; a great-grandson, Taniel Knutson; and a cousin, Jim E. Hicks, Sebastopol, Calif.Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.The family suggests memorials to the Capper Foundation for Crippled Children, sent in care of the funeral home.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.rumsey-yost.com">www.rumsey-yost.com</a>.