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August 11, 1935 - August 15, 2022
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Barbara Jean (Grafton) Shoemaker, age 87, passed away peacefully at 5:29 a.m. on Monday, August 15, 2022, at the Lima Convalescent Home.
Barbara was born August 11, 1935 in Lima, OH, to the late Arthur and Goldia (Jewell) Grafton II. On March 26, 1955 she married her high school sweetheart, Carroll L. Shoemaker, who preceded her in death on August 31, 2018, after 63 wonderful years of marriage.
Barbara was a 1953 graduate of Shawnee High School, where she was Homecoming Queen. Barbara was very competitive her entire life and enjoyed playing women’s slow pitch softball, corn hole and fishing with her family at Lake Erie; always having to catch the largest Walleye. She loved spending time with her family, enjoyed get togethers with the Alexander and Ekstrom families and she especially loved attending her grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s sporting events. She was an excellent cook, made delicious, beautiful pies, strawberry jam, peanut brittle and the best No-Bake cookies. She was adored and loved by her children, grandchildren and her beloved husband, Carroll, who always referred to her as “His Bride!”
She is survived by three children, Carolyn Sue (Daniel) Peggs of Troy, MO, Julie Ann (Mark) Pantello of Lima, Lisa Kay (Gregory) Cogley of Lima; Kristen’s Fiance Joe Bakies; 19 grandchildren, Rob (Christie) Peggs, Scott (Emily) Peggs, Eric (Sara) Peggs, Matthew (Jaime) Bucher, Nathaniel (Angelique) Bucher, Adam (Linsey Koenig) Good, Elliott (Jessica) Good, Meagan (David) Hudson, Michael Pantello, Tony Pantello, Nicole (Joe) Moor, Amanda (Betsy Hone) Cogley, Renee (Emily Derr) Cogley, Jordan (Joseph) Lackey, Jenna (Seth Collins) Houston, Abbigail Houston, Sean Houston, Gabriel Butler, and Gavin Butler. She also has 29 great-grandchildren, Briahna, Cale, Cole, Ethan, Evan, Elliott, Daniel, Drew, Ryan, Luke, Tatum, Miles, Greenlee, Claire, Avery, Maya, Emery, Hadley, Quinn, Mariyah, Ariana, Selena, Cameila, Ava, Thayer, Tinley, Truett, Barrett, Conley, and one great-great grandchild, Jaxon. Also surviving are her brother, Arthur (Carole) Grafton, III; sister-in-law, Betty Wilkes and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by a son, Steven L. Shoemaker; daughter, Kristen L. Shoemaker; infant sister, Nancy Maureen Grafton; two sisters-in-law, Faye Howell and Virginia Lane and two brothers-in-law, Adrian Shoemaker and Raymond Shoemaker.
Funeral services will begin immediately following her daughter’s services, which will begin at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 23, 2022, at CHILES – LAMAN FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, SHAWNEE CHAPEL. Her cousin, Rev. Dr. Thomas R. Jewell will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday, August 22, at the funeral home.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Lochhaven Assisted Living and the Lima Convalescent Home for the loving care given to their parents.
In Lieu of flowers and gifts, memorial contributions may be made to Deb’s Dogs, P.O. Box 1002, Lima, Ohio 45802-1002
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.