Mrs. Elizabeth Shoemaker Dies At Age Of 73
Mrs. Elizabeth Shoemaker, 73, of Route 1, Mt. Vernon died at 9:00 a. m.
Sunday in the Good Samaritan Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p. m. Tuesday at the Myers Chapel.
Burial will be in the Horse Prairie cemetery, in Franklin county.
The body will lie in state at the Myers Chapel, where friends may call
after 4:00 p. m. today.
Mrs. Shoemaker was born December 29, 1888. in Mt. Vernon the daughter
of Samuel N. and Susannah (Kinison) Ragan. On June 23, 1909, she was
married to Sherman Shoemaker, who survives. Other survivors include
three sons, Samuel of Lockport, Ill., Charles W. of Mt. Vernon and
Kenneth R. of Owensboro, Ky.; four daughters, Mrs. Cecil Webb of
Lockport, Ill., Mrs. Irene Peacock, Mrs. Ivalene Harlow and Miss Beulah
Shoemaker, all of Mt Vernon; one brother, Walker Ragan of Mt. Vernon;
17 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
Mrs. Shoemaker was a member of the Church of the Brethren.
This obit. does have a mistake. It states that Elizabeth is to
be buried at Horse Prairie Cemetery. Elizabeth shares a stone
with her husband at the Old Baptist Cemetery in Jefferson county
and has both a birth and death date. The Horse Prairie Cemetery
inventory does not list an Elizabeth Shoemaker.
Source: Mt Vernon Register-News
Date: Monday, September 24, 1962
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman