GETYSBURG On Sunday, Nov 18, 2012, Our Lord and Savior welcomed His child, Jean Emma Shoemaker Wolff home into His Kingdom from Gettysburg Hospital. She is His child but she was our Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Great Great Grandmother. We, her family, love her and cherish many wonderful memories and stories. She leaves a lasting legacy of many generations and will be remembered and celebrated with great Joy. Born April 23, 1923, in Adams County, she was the daughter of the late Guy and Sarah (Group) Thomas. She was the wife of Austin C. Shoemaker who died Aug 3, 1959 and the late Paul Wolff. Previous to her final employment with Office of the Aging, she had been a longtime employee of Herff Jones and was a homemaker. She attended Hunterstown Church of God and was an active member of the Red Hat Society. Jean was the beloved mother of 12 children: Esther Shoemaker of Gettysburg; Wayne Shoemaker and his wife, Jayne, of Littlestown; Austin Shoemaker and Delores Shuff, both of Hanover; Shirley Brown and husband, George of Gettysburg; Bill Shoemaker and wife, Jody of Spring Grove; Lynn Lawrence and husband, Joe of McSherrystown; Paul Shoemaker of South Mountain; Mary Ellen Settle of Gettysburg; Debra Kelley and husband, Tim of Littlestown and Dale Shoemaker and wife, Cheri of Gettysburg; an unofficially adopted daughter, Rose Waxler of Gettysburg; longtime special friends, Roxanne and Michael Howe; 24 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dolores Shupe of Gettysburg and Marie Cangelosi of Spring Grove; a brother, Edgar Thomas of Hanover and numerous nieces and nephews. Jean was predeceased by son, Walter D. Shoemaker; sister, Geraldine Black and brother, Franklin Thomas, Sr. Funeral Service is Wednesday, November 21, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Bethel Assembly of God, Littlestown with The Rev. Garry Sheaffer officiating. Viewings are Tuesday 6 to 8 p.m. at Little's Funeral Home, Littlestown and Wednesday 10 to 11 a.m. at the church. Interment is in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Littlestown. Memorials in Jean's name may be made to
, P.O. Box 3535, Gettysburg, PA 17325. Online condolences may be shared on www.littlesfh.com
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Published in Evening Sun from Nov. 19 to Nov. 20, 2012