Christina "Tina" L. Fletcher Shoemaker, 91, of 970E Avery Station Road, Factoryville (East Lemon), and formerly of Laceyville, passed away Sunday morning, Nov. 11, 2012, at Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock.
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Tina was born on Jan. 3, 1921, the daughter of the late William and Lucy Hodges Fletcher in Jessup.
She worked as a seamstress at the Coat and Dress Factory in Black Walnut and at Mindy Sue's in Laceyville. She also worked for Francis Lockburner at the Laceyville Discount Store.
Tina was a member of the Spring Hill United Methodist Church as well as a member of the Rought-Hall Post #510 American Legion Women's Auxiliary in Black Walnut and the Senior Citizens Center in Tunkhannock. She absolutely loved to play Bingo. Most of all she loved spending time with her family. She will be missed by her family and many friends.
She is survived by her daughters: Linda (Jerry) Parkhurst of Meshoppen, and Jeannie Button of East Lemon; her grandchildren: Beth (Stacy) Hallock, James (Allison) Bennett, Willie (Shenen) Bennett, Brian (Michelle) Bennett, Matt (Lori) Rozelle, and Mark (Steph) Rozelle; great grandchildren: Katherine Olszewski, Brandon and Jordon Bennett, and Tristan and Luke Rozelle; step grandchildren: Billy Button, Celia Sands, Carl Button III, Dorothy Casselbury, Bradley Button, Lisa Gawlas, Jerry Parkhurst Jr., Carole Burgess, Sharon Davis, Hope Smith, and Ruthie Hongach; and several step great grandchildren. As well as a sister Mary Tummillo of Garfield, N.J.; a sister-in-law Rose Fletcher of Binghamton, N.Y.; a brother-in-law Donald Adams of Auburn Center; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents. she was preceded in death by her husband Raymond H. Shoemaker; her sons Raymond (Bill) Shoemaker and James Shoemaker; a son-in-law Pete Button Jr.; sisters: Dorathy Norton and Margaret Adams; and brothers: William Fletcher and Donald Fletcher.
Funeral services are today, Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 2 p.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Meshoppen, with a long -time family friend, Rev. Darrell Sands, officiating.
Interment will be at the Lacey St. Cemetery, Laceyville. Family and friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral service.
Those wishing to give donations may do so in Tina's name to the Tunkhannock Ambulance Association, 195 Bridge St., Tunkhannock, PA 18657.
Published in The Wyoming County Examiner from Nov. 14 to Nov. 20, 2012
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