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Donald C. Shoemaker

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Shoemaker Donald C. Shoemaker, 82, of London, died Tuesday, March 14, 2017 in Columbus. Born June 4, 1934 in South Charleston; he was a son of Clarence and Bernice (Barnes) Shoemaker Mouser. A US Army veteran, Don retired as a salesman from Ohio Penal Industries. He was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church of London and was very active in the Masons, including Past Presiding Officer of Chandler Lodge #138 F&AM, Adoniram #73, London Council #41, Willis Commandry #82; Past Prior of Ohio Priory #18, Knights of the York Cross of Honor; dual member of Palestine Commandry #33; and Past Patron of London OES #386. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Linda (Smith) Shoemaker; daughter, Karen (Doug) Wells; grandchildren, Aaron (Lauren) Wells, Eliza (Jay) McNelly, Emma Kate Wells, and Nate Wells; great- granddaughter, Clara Wells; brother, Harold (Doris) Shoemaker; nieces, Tara Shoemaker and Rhonda (Mark) Beathard; nephew, Ron (Sally) Shoemaker; many great-nieces and great-nephews; and special extended family, Jim, PJ, and Danny Seyfried, and Alice Payne. He was preceded in death by his father Clarence, mother Bernice Shoemaker Mouser, brother George Shoemaker, and nephew Gary Shoemaker. Service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main St., London with Rev. Gordon Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in Somerford Township Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, where Masonic service will be held at 8 p.m. The family suggests memorial be made to either Madison Health Foundation, 210 N. Main St., London, OH 43140 or Cincinnati Shriners Hospital at www.shrinershospitals.org/donate. Online condolences for the family may be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.


Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Mar. 18, 2017
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