Mary Lou Shoemaker

September 28, 1937 - October 8, 2017

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Mary Lou Shoemaker, age 80 of Cardington, died October 8, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on September 28, 1937 in Brownsville, PA to the late Pehr Richard and Anne E. (Teasdale) Lunden.

Mary Lou was a 1955 graduate of Brownsville High School. She was a lifetime farmer, alongside her Husband Cecil L. Shoemaker, whom she married on June 15, 1957 and who preceded her in death on September 14, 2011. Mary Lou was a member of the Ashley United Methodist Church and the Morrow County Pork Producers. She loved going to the Morrow County Fair and loved to crotchet.

Mary Lou is survived by 4 children: Rick (Lynn) Shoemaker, Scott Shoemaker, Donna (Steve) Webb and Dianna Gale; 3 siblings: Janet (J.B.) Haver, Gay (Sam) Haver and Alleda Seders; 7 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mary Lou was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Marie Lunden and Ruth Ann Giannetti; 1 brother, William Lunden: infant sister, Nancy Lunden; and son-in-law, Jeff Gale.

Friends may call on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the Ashley United Methodist Church, 214 E. High Street, Ashley, Ohio 43003. The funeral service will follow at 4:00 pm at the church with Pastors Sheryl Seitz and Beth Ortiz officiating.

Those wishing to make a memorial contribution are asked to consider the Ashley United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 307, Ashley, Ohio 43003.

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