Rosalie V. Shoemaker, 91

JULY 7, 1921-MARCH 5, 2013

March 05, 2013
  • Shoemaker

Rosalie Virginia Shoemaker, 91, formerly of Hancock, Md., died Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at the home of her daughter, Carolyn Hancock.

Born July 7, 1921, in Little Cove, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Ulysses and Ethel Verbena Moats Keefer and the widow of Llewellyn "Buck" Shoemaker, who died April 16, 1999.

She was a homemaker and a member of Mount Zion Lutheran Church in Little Cove.

She is survived by one daughter, Carolyn Hancock of Williamsport, Md.; four sons, Junior Shoemaker of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., Roger Lee Shoemaker of Hagerstown, Md., Johnny W. Shoemaker of Hancock and Timmy Shoemaker of Greencastle, Pa.; one sister, Regina May Yeager of Mercersburg, Pa.; one brother, Ray Calvin Keefer of Little Cove; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Marie Weller and Reva Ward; and two brothers, Woodrow Keefer and Elwood Keefer.

A service will be Friday, March 8, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Stone Bridge Church of the Brethren, Hollow Road, Hancock. The Rev. Harry Strite will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, Hancock, and Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.

The family requests that memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740 or Stone Bridge Church of the Brethren, c/o Wayne Winters, 318 Town Drive, Greencastle, PA 17225.

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