Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Nancy June Shoemaker (March 25, 2012)

Nancy June Shoemaker, age 89 of Greenville, Ohio and wife of V. Max Shoemaker passed away at 6:30 P.M. Sunday March 25, 2012 in her residence. Nancy was born December 7, 1922 in Redkey, Indiana and the daughter of the late Carl and Lila (Stone) Landauer.

Nancy graduated from Gray High School and Muncie Business College. She worked in offices in Dunkirk, Muncie, Lafayette, Ft. Wayne Indiana and Ocean Side, California.

Nancy was involved in her community and served on various boards and committees of the YMCA, United Way and First United Methodist Church. She belonged to Alpha Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Coterie and Criterion Literary Clubs. She also delivered Meals On Wheels and was active with FISH for over thirty years. She loved to play tennis and bridge and was devoted to her family and church. Nancy never met a stranger in her life.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Lewis Carl Landauer who was lost over the Himalaya Mountains during WW II.

She is survived by her husband V. Max Shoemaker of Greenville. They were married July 6, 1945 in a Military Wedding which took place at the Marine Base Camp Pendleton, California. Also three sons and daughters in law Mark and Mary Shoemaker of Red Lion, PA; David and Roxie Shoemaker of Loveland, Ohio and John and Pat Shoemaker of Nashville, Indiana. There are eleven grandchildren, three great grandchildren and her sister Mary Ellen Arbuckle of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday March 29, 2012 in the First United Methodist Church 202 West Fourth Street Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Joe Payne officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 5 P.M. until 8 P.M. in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio and on Thursday one hour prior to the services in the church.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the State of the Heart Hospice of Darke County.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com.