Jane Morgan Shoemaker, a resident of Lake Carey, passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 4, 2013, after visiting with her loving family. She was 95 years old and would have celebrated her 96th birthday today.
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She was born in Wilkes-Barre on March 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 College Misericordia. 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, an Olympic medal winner. Jane was also active at St. Peter's Church and served on the vestry. She had a passion for art and was a prolific painter with exhibits of her work displayed in Laceyville and 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 and later to Wynnewood, Pa., before returning to Lake Carey in 1967.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her son, John A. Shoemaker Jr.
She is survived by her children, Sara S. Abbruzzi (Joseph), Gulph Mills, Pa.; Lindsey Place, Tunkhannock, and David N. Shoemaker, Gulph Mills; daughter-in-law, Candy Shoemaker, Chicago; grandchildren, AJ, David, Sara, Christopher, Brooke, Jay, Maura and Jaime; and four great-grandchildren, Julianna, Alex, Katey and Lily.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter's Church in Tunkhannock with the Rev. Lou Divis presiding. The family will receive friends at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Arrangements provided by the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock.
Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to St. Peter's Church, 3832 SR 6, Tunkhannock, PA 18657, or to VITAS Community Connection, Hospice Program, Suite 2600, 255 E. 5th St., Cincinnati, OH 45202.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.sheldonkukuchkafuneralhome.com.
Published in Times Leader on March 6, 2013