The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


February 10, 2013

Margie D. Shoemaker

GALENA, Kan. — GALENA, Kan. - Margie D. Shoemaker, age 84, passed away at 1:40 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at Mercy Hospital, Joplin Mo. following an illness.

Margie was born Aug. 25, 1928, in Baxter Springs, Kan.  Her parents, were Boone Franklin and Eva Jane (Link) Sims. She had lived in Galena most of her life.

She worked several years as a medical assistant for area doctors, including Dr. Seasholtz, Dr. Kilbane, and Dr. Bazzano. She had also been an agent selling Farmers Insurance. She enjoyed working with antiques, collecting, appraising and selling at an antique shop in Galena and at the Joplin Flea Market.

She was a member of First Christian Church, Galena, Kan. and the Galena Womans Club.

Surviving is one son, David Mark Shoemaker, of the home; two daughters, Linda (Jud) Williams and Suzanne Myers both, of Galena; four grandchildren, Marion (Lisa) Chesnutt, Andrew (Renee) Myers, Tina (Roger) Perez, and David Williams; seven great-grandchildren, Jacob Chesnutt, Ashley Chesnutt,  Megan Duncan, Justin Grant, Kyle Davis, Megan Davis, and Harmony Stein-Myers; three great-great-grandchildren, Leland Chestnutt-Culley, Weston Dart, and Greyson Grant; several special nieces and nephews and her caregivers, Cathy Simpson and Sonya Hopkins.

She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Angie Davis; and nine brothers and sisters.

The family will receive friends from noon until 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena, Kan. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Hill Crest Cemetery Galena.

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