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Mary Ruth Yates Shoemaker, 87

OWENSBORO, Ky. - Mary Ruth Yates Shoemaker, 87, went to be with the Lord on Monday, November 25, 2013 in Owensboro. She was born June 23, 1927 in Lyon County, Ky to the late James Jacob and Ira Robinson Yates. She was a homemaker and loving wife and mother to her husband and children. She was a member of Lewis Lane Baptist Church and enjoyed flowers, antiquing and going to Ky Lake.

Aside from her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Charles Leon Shoemaker (2004), a sister, Louise Johnson and three brothers, J.T., Charles and Raymond Yates.

Surviving are her children, Shirley (Van) Brown of Owensboro, Margaret L. Isbell of Owensboro, Mary (Don) Bray of Beaver Dam, Martha (Monty Timmons) Wenner of Owensboro, Andy (Deb) Shoemaker of Owensboro, Leon (Lisa) Shoemaker of Owensboro, Charles Michael Shoemaker of Owensboro, Kenny (Kathy) Shoemaker of Owensboro, 16 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Haley-McGinnis & Owensboro Funeral Home with burial to follow in St. Alphonsus Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 9:00 a.m. Wednesday at Haley-McGinnis & Owensboro Funeral Home.

Share your memories and photos of Mary Ruth Yates Shoemaker at www.haleymcginnis.com.

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