Saturday, April 4, 2015

Obituary Charles Clifford Shoemaker, son of George and Olive Shoemaker, who lived in the Southwestern part of Harrison County, MO., was born Oct. 25, 1872 and departed this life at his home near Bethany, Mo., Feb. 29, 1944, at the age of 71 years,(can't read) months, and 5 days.

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He was married to Sarah E. Hann. Jan. 13, 1897. To this union was born eight children, Eva Romig, Bethany; Merl Taylor, Gilman City; Everett, Bethany; Jesse Lee, Easton, Mo., Earl and Earnest of San Diego, California; one daughter Eva Foster died in 1929.
He was converted and joined the Christian Union Church in 1897 by the Rev. P.F. Meek. He was faithful to his Maker & said he was ready to go. He was stricken with Paralysis more than one and one-half years ago, then later suffered two more strokes. He bore his suffering with great patience and was tenderly cared for by his loving companion who cared for him until the end.
He leaves to mourn his departure besides his loving companion, 6 children, 4 grandchildren, Robert Vern Shoemaker, Lois Elaine and Ver May Shoemaker and Evelyn Jean Taylor. He also leaves one brother, Bert of Gallatin, Mo., who was at his bedside at the time of his death. One brother, Pearl and three sisters have preceded him in death. He also leaves many nieces and Nephews.
He bade no one a last farewell,
He said goodbye to none,
His loving heart had ceased to beat,
And before we knew it he was gone.
His cheerful smile and kindly ways
We pleasantly recall;
He had a kind word for everyone
And died beloved, by all.
Funeral services were conducted at the Christian Union Church, Thursday March 2, by the Rev. W.A. Pollock. Three hymns, Beautiful Isle of Somewhere, , Abide with Me, and Sweet By and By were sung by Mrs. Ralph Fordyce, Mrs. Clarence Parker, Mrs. Lloyd Hendren and Mrs. Don Selby. Mrs. Forest Fordyce was accompanist.
Flower bearers were: Mrs. Roy Courter, Mrs. Sammie Lewis, Mrs. Earl Hann, Mrs. Homer Hann, Blanche, Alta, and Kathaleen Shoemaker, and granddaughters, Lois Elaine, Vera May Shoemaker, and Evelyn Jean Taylor.
Pall bearers were: Johnnie Looman, Charles Vance, Jess Holcomb, Ben Romig, Anderson Foster, and Jake Taylor.

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