Obituary of Barbara J. Shoemaker
Barbara J. Shoemaker, 81, of Griggsville, passed away Saturday, September 29, 2018 at her home.
She was born February 23, 1937 in Clarence, MO, the daughter of Russell and Ruby Beddows Baker. She married John Shoemaker on August 4, 1956 in Pittsfield and he preceded her in death on April 23, 1999.
She is survived by one daughter, Kelly Shoemaker of Chillicothe; two sons, Cole (Michelle) Shoemaker and Tim Shoemaker, all of Griggsville; seven grandchildren, Brian and Greg Shoemaker, Brittney (Bryce) Frieden, Dustin (Ashley) Allen, Kendra (Gary) Sparks and Dakota and Dalton Shoemaker; ten great-grandchildren; two sisters, Wanda (Charlie) Rule of Bowling Green, MO and Carol (Gary) Holcomb of Pleasant Hill; and one brother, Gary Baker of Loveland, CO. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Mrs. Shoemaker was a 1955 graduate of Louisiana (MO) High School. She had previously been employed by Trio Manufacturing in Griggsville and Brown Shoe Factory, Catering & More and County Market Deli, all in Pittsfield. She enjoyed watching game shows on television, cooking, reading and sewing. Barbara’s pride and joy were her grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held 1 PM Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at Airsman-Hires Funeral Chapel in Griggsville with burial at Griggsville City Cemetery. The family will meet friends from 11:30 AM until time of services at the funeral chapel. Memorials are suggested to Blessing Foundation to Hospice and Palliative Care Fund. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.airsman-hires.com.