Shirley Ann Shoemaker

Friday, July 5, 2024
Shirley Ann Shoemaker

PERKINS, Mo. — Shirley Ann Shoemaker of Perkins passed away at her residence surrounded by her loved ones on Wednesday, July 3, 2024, at the age of 81. She was born on Oct. 1, 1942, in Memphis, Tennessee, to the late Julius Joseph Trost and Norma Maxine (Pippen) Trost.

On March 1, 1964, she was united in marriage to Tommy Shoemaker in Chaffee, Missouri. Mr. Shoemaker survives of the home in Perkins.

Shirley was a proud alumnus of Chaffee High School where she had been a member of the Willow Grove Rockettes Skate Club. She was a devout member of Perkins Baptist Church where she served as a Sunday School teacher, VBS teacher, member of the Sunshine Sisters singing group and the Women’s Missionary Union for almost 50 years. Mrs. Shoemaker worked as a hairdresser in Oran for 30 years, and was the assistant manager of Michelson Jewelers but went on to retire from Rogers Jewelers in 2010, as a certified diamontologist. She loved visiting with her grandchildren, growing flowers in the garden, and cooking meals for her family.

Survivors include: her husband, Tommy Shoemaker of Perkins; one daughter, Laura (Shannon) Koch of Chaffee; one son, Ryan Shoemaker of Oran; two sisters, Carolyn (Bill) Phillips of Fort Worth, Texas and Betty (Walter) Finney of Springfield, Missouri; five grandchildren, Brannon Koch, Laney Koch, Jacob Shoemaker, Dixie Shoemaker and Fletcher Shoemaker; also, by several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Monday, July 8, 2024, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee. Funeral services will then be conducted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024 at 10 a.m. in the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel with Brother Ernie Sorrells, Brother Kenny Shoemaker and Brother Tom McCanless officiating.

Interment will follow in the William Cemetery in Perkins.

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Memorials can be made to: Crown Hospice in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.