Ruby Shoemaker

Ruby Shoemaker

Friday March 13, 1925 Tuesday May 12, 2020

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Obituary for Ruby L. Shoemaker

Ruby L. Shoemaker, 95 years of Martinsville, passed away on Tuesday May 12, 2020.

She was born in Adams County on March 13, 1925, the daughter of the late Charles and Mary J. (Cline) Garman. Besides her parents, her husband, Frank Kenneth Shoemaker on May 30, 2004, daughter, Mary Hazel Hoover, grandson, Franklin Kelly, Granddaughter, Sara Jane Workman, Great Grandson, Dakota Pitzer, Great Granddaughters, Sophia Gonzales and Carrie Botsford, brothers, Everette, Clarence, Floyd, Noah, Howard, Chester and Harold Garman, sisters, Ruth Garman and Olive Ferrell, Sons-in Law, Ken Smith and Paul Workman, also precede her.

Ruby is survived by her three daughters, Barbara Smith of Henderson, NV, Carolyn Workman of Chillicothe and Cindy (Gary) Pitzer of Box Elder, SD, grandchildren, Bob Hoover, Michelle (Tom Wurster) Cherry, Jennifer Botsford, Kendra Smith, Erica Gonzales, Gina (Tim) Sinift, Anita (Aaron Caldwell) Fancher, Amy (Peter) Forgie, Chad (Brandy) Pitzer and Calina (Mitch) Utley, 16 great grandchildren, seven great-great grandchildren and sisters-in-law, Elnora Garman, Shirley Dunseith and Arlene Shoemaker.

Graveside Service will be 4:00pm Tuesday May 19, 2020 at the Locust Grove Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the Laurels of Hillsboro and the Highland District Hospital.

Donations can be made to the Hospice of Dayton, Inc., 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, OH 45420.

Thompson Funeral Home will be taking care of the family.

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Comment | Posted at 08:17am via Memorial Tree

John Steritz

We were so sorry to hear of Ruby's passing. She was a wonderful friend and neighbor, who will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of her family and friends in this difficult time.
John Steritz and family
Comment | Posted at 08:12am via Condolence

Phyllis Sue Jones

Sure will miss you Me. Ruby. But you will have a place up there behind them pearly gates waiting for me beside you when I get there I hope. I'll try to have some butterflies and bobblehead solor lights in my pocket when I come. I sure am going to be missing you so much. I'll always remember our great times together you, mom and me. Eating, laughing and acting goofy. Live you and miss you.
Comment | Posted at 03:51am via Condolence

Jim Cooper

So sorry to hear the passing of Ruby, she was a great person, & will be missed by many. Our thoughts & Prayers to Cindy, Carol, & Barbara. Always remember the good times.
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