Eileen was born March 15, 1920, in Darke County to the late Albert & Sophia (Grote) Oehrtman. In addition to her parents, Eileen was also preceded in death by her husband, John D. Shoemaker on September 7, 2006, whom she married August 24, 1947; son-in-law, Thomas Wrenn; brothers, Gerald, Melvin, William, Floyd and Richard Oehrtman; and sisters, Evelyn Spencer and Lois Weaver.
Eileen is survived by her sons & daughters-in-law, John & Lilia Shoemaker of Centerville and David & Barbara Shoemaker of Arcanum; daughter, Phyllis Wrenn of Centerville; grandchildren, Thomas & Amanda Wrenn, Kristen & Mike Terranova, Chris & Carmen Shoemaker, Lori & Doug Toschlog and Katie Shoemaker; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Marlene Freund of Van Wert; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Eileen was a secretary at McClain’s Inc. in Greenville for 18 years and General Athletic in Greenville for 4 years. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Greenville, where she was active in the Women of the Church and choir. Eileen enjoyed reading and sewing. Eileen was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, she was a caregiver to many family members throughout her life.
A private graveside service will be held at St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery in Greenville with Pastor John Mittermaier officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Lutheran Church 7418 St. Rt. 121 North Greenville, Ohio 45331. Arrangements have been entrusted to Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com.