Obituaries

Obituaries

Lauretta G. Shoemaker 1914 - 2008 Eudora, Kan.

Funeral services for Lauretta G. Shoemaker, 93, Eudora, Kan., were Monday at Copan First Baptist Church with the Rev. Willard Lyons officiating. Burial was in Sunnyside Cemetery in Caney, Kan.Mrs. Shoemaker died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008, at the Medicalodge of Eudora.She was born April 2, 1914, in Overbrook, Kan., the daughter of Oren and Eve Andrews Bame. She attended school in Overbrook. She was a former resident of Overbrook, Tonganoxie and Kansas City in Kansas and Copan.Mrs. Shoemaker was a member of Copan First Baptist Church and Copan Senior Citizens.She married Glenn Shoemaker on April 16, 1932, in Lyndon, Kan. He died in October 1991.Mrs. Shoemaker was also preceded in death by her parents, a son, two brothers, a sister, a grandson and a son-in-law.Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Currant, Lawrence, Kan., and Sharon Gaskill and husband Donnie, Copan; four sons, Robert Shoemaker and wife Peggy and Michael Shoemaker, all of Phoenix, Donald Shoemaker and wife Hattie, Sunrise Beach, Mo., and Roy Shoemaker and wife Gert, Osceola, Mo.; a brother, Joe Bame, Topeka, Kan.; a sister-in-law, June Bame, Topeka; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.The family suggests memorials to the Lawrence Humane Society, 1805 E. 19th St., Lawrence, KS 66046 or Heart of America Hospice, 3715 S.W. 29th St., Suite 100, Topeka, KS 66614.Stumpff Funeral Home and Crematory in Bartlesville was in charge of arrangements.