Jane Morgan Shoemaker, a resident of Lake Carey, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday, Mar. 4, 2013, after visiting with her loving family. She would have celebrated her 96th birthday this Wednesday.
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She was born in Wilkes Barre on Mar. 6, 1917, daughter of the late David and Sara Watson Morgan.
Jane was a graduate of St. Ann's Academy in Wilkes Barre, and attended Misericordia College. She worked at Tyler Memorial Hospital as Head of Credit and Admissions from 1967 until her retirement in 1983. Afterwards she continued to work at TreeHab in Tunkhannock for several more years until she retired. She was also a founding member of the Tewksbury committee, a supporter of the Olympics which also commemorated the late Dr. Tewksbury who was an Olympic medal winner. Jane was also active at St. Peters Church and served on the Vestry. She had a passion for art and was prolific painter and had exhibits of her work in Laceyville and in Tunkhannock.
Jane was the wife of the late John A. Shoemaker also of Wilkes-Barre. After World War II she moved with her family to Ardmore, Pa and later to Wynnewood, before returning to Lake Carey in 1967.
She was preceded in death by her son John A. Shoemaker, Jr.
She is survived by her children, Sara S. Abbruzzi (Joseph) of Gulph Mills, Lindsey Place of Tunkhannock, and David N. Shoemaker also of Gulph Mills; daughter-in-law, Candy Shoemaker of Chicago, Ill.; grandchildren, AJ, David, Sara, Christopher, Brooke, Jay, Maura and Jaime; four great grandchildren, Julianna, Alex, Katey and Lily.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Mar. 9, at St. Peter's Church in Tunkhannock with Rev. Lou Divis presiding.
The family will receive friends at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to St. Peters Church, 3832 SR 6 Tunkhannock, PA 18657, or to VITAS Community Connection, Hospice Program, Suite 2600, 255 E. 5th St., Cincinnati, Ohio 45202.
Arrangements by The Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, Inc., 73 W. Tioga St. Tunkhannock. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.sheldonkukuchkafuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Wyoming County Examiner from Mar. 6 to Mar. 12, 2013