Jane Gayle (Birch) Shemaker (1937 - 2017)

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Jane Gayle Birch Shewmaker, 80, of Mackville, passed away at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, at University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.
A native of Washington County, she was born on March 3, 1937, to the late Edward and Beulah Shewmaker Birch.
She was a member of the New Harmony Baptist Church where she served as the church pianist. She was a 1955 graduate of Willisburg High School and attended the University of Kentucky. She was a social worker for the state of Kentucky for 35 years.
Survivors include her husband, Carlton Shewmaker; two sons, Ritchie Shewmaker (Lisa) of Louisville and Greg Shewmaker (Diane) of Nicholasville; six grandchildren, Adam Shewmaker (Allie), Lindsay Shewmaker, John Shewmaker, Isaac Shewmaker, Matthew Shewmaker and Elise Shewmaker and one brother, Michael Birch (Mae) of Athens, Georgia.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 5, at the New Harmony Baptist Church with Rev. Barry Harmon, the church pastor, officiating. Rev. Chuck Robinson assisted him.
Burial was in the Peter Cemetery at Mackville.
Serving as pallbearers were her grandchildren.
Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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Published in The Springfield Sun on Nov. 8, 2017