Service Schedule...

Rena "Evelyn" Shoemaker

Date: 04-12-2017
Time: 4-8 p.m.

Visitation Location:
Gottenstroeter Funeral Home Chapel

Date: 04-13-2017
Time: 10:30 a.m.

Service Location:
Gottenstroeter Funeral Home Chapel

Countryside Memorial Gardens

Family's Choice

Rena “Evelyn” Shoemaker, 84, of Union, Mo. passed away on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Mercy Hospital in Washington.

"Evelyn" was born on July 10, 1932, in Owensville to the late James Marion and Emma Lena (Carroll) Fritz. On June 5, 1954, at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Owensville she was united in marriage to Donald Shoemaker, whom she loved & remained with happily for nearly sixty-three years She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Union and Loyal Order of Eastern Star of Union. Evelyn loved watching the hummingbirds on her deck, birds & flowers of all kinds. An avid reader, she shared books with family & friends. Everyone enjoyed her laugh & sense of humor. She rarely met a stranger. She was a great mother to her children and was loved by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Deborah Shoemaker; two brothers and three sisters.

Her survivors include her husband, Donald of the home; son, Dennis Shoemaker of Ramsey, Minn.; sisters, Virgie Scholten of Owensville and Virginia Shoemaker of Union; and grandchildren, Yuri Cejas-Shoemaker of McAllen, Texas, Riley Shoemaker of Madison, Wisconsin, and Griffin Shoemaker of Ramsey, Minn.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, April 12 from 4-8 p.m. at Gottenstroeter Funeral Home Chapel in Owensville.

Funeral services will be on Thursday, April 13 at 10:30 a.m. at Gottenstroeter Chapel in Owensville with Pastor Gregory Cross officiating. Burial will be in Countryside Memorial Gardens in Owensville.