Created on Friday, 19 July 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Marietta Shoemaker, 82, of Cable, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, July 17, 2013, in her home surrounded by her loved ones.
She was born in Woodstock on Sept. 13, 1930, to the late Adolph and Faye Shelpman Murray.
Marietta graduated in 1948 from Woodstock High School.
On June 21, 1949, she married Tracy C. Shoemaker who preceded her in death on Nov. 18, 2001. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Tracy; her son, Jeff C. Shoemaker; her infant daughter, Karen Sue Shoemaker; and her special aunt, Eunice “Sissy” Wheeland.
Marietta is survived by her daughters, Priscilla Pratt of West Liberty and Joyce (Glenn) Griffin of Kingscreek; daughter-in-law, Crista Shoemaker of West Liberty; grandchildren, Todd (Lisa) Pratt of Urbana, Shawn (Amy) Pratt of Illinois, Tracie Shields of Bellefontaine, Chuck (Heather) Griffin of Cable, and Joshua, Carrie, and Jarrod Shoemaker, all of West Liberty; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, David (Doris) Murray; sister, Donna (Jim) Willis; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A homemaker for many years of her married life, Marietta was an avid bowler for many years, and enjoyed crocheting, doing crossword puzzles, watching baseball, camping, fishing, and spending time with her children and all of her grandchildren, especially during cookouts throughout her many years.
She enjoyed displaying her crocheted products at the Labor Day festival in West Liberty as well as Oktoberfest in Urbana for many years.
Pastor Dick Barrett officiates a funeral at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home, North Lewisburg, where visitation is one hour prior. Burial is in Woodstock Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charities of the donors’ choices.
Express condolences at www.vernonfh.com