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“My heart and prayers goes out to your family ”
1 of 16 | Posted by: Betty Mont - Mobile

“I met the Shoemaker family at the Waynedale Community Missionary Alliance Church. Daughter, Gena, was in my toddler Sunday School class. When I...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Carolyn Maslin - IN - Friend

“Dear John and Family,The John Blaugh family wish to send our most heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.. We remember the many times that You and...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Debbie Blaugh-Frazier - IN

“Lu lu mother from heriage park ”
4 of 16 | Posted by: Patricia Prosser - Fort Wayne, IN

“My heart and strength goes to Ruby family. She spoken so highly of you all. She was so proud of you guys. I'm honored to have known Ruby in this...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: lucretia prosser - Fort Wayne, IN

“My prayers and strength goes to the family of the beautiful Ruby. She spoken highly of her amazing family countless of times. She was very proud of...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: lucretia prosser - Fort Wayne, IN

“John & family:My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Praying for comfort and strength in the days ahead. Will miss seeing and visiting with...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Debbie Hieber - Fort Wayne, IN

“So sorry for your loss. Mary Kathryn mentioned that she remembered Ruby because she was a neighbor to her Aunt Christine Braun. I'm sending Ruby's...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Liz Schindler - Celina, OH

“The prettiest girl in the class of 1957 at Portland High School. How quickly 60 years has slipped by. ”
9 of 16 | Posted by: Richard Rice - Tucson, AZ

“Your mother left a wonderful legacy of life behind. She is passing the mantel to her children and grandchildren. Praying for peace and comfort for...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Connie Brackett - Greenwood, IN

“We are so sorrowful for your loss. But hallelujah! She's with our LORD! We are remembering her and our friendships with fondness today. Our prayers...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Maricriss & Margaret (Gabriel) Dausch - FL

“Our deepest sympathy - The Roger Shoemaker Family ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: Roger Shoemaker - Naples, FL

“John and Gena - you have been like family for me, and while I did not get the chance to know Ruby as well, I was blessed to know her through you.Ruby...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Kate Seidel - Stanfield, NC

“Christoph and I are so sorry for your loss, but happy that Ruby is with Jesus. Our love to you all. ”
14 of 16 | Posted by: Rennia Robbertse - Evensville, TN

“Sorry to hear of Ruby's passing. Godly lady. Godly family. God bless. ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: Tom Barnts - Wilmington, NC

“Dear John and Family,I will miss my dear sister-in-law but know that she is in a wonderful place.Some day we will get to see her, Glenna, and Harlow...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Carolyn Fletcher - Berne, IN


Ruby N. Shoemaker, 77, passed away on Monday, May 15, 2017. Ruby was born on August 17, 1939, the daughter of the late Cecil Gerald "Johnny" and Edna Johnson. A graduate of the class of 1957 from Portland H.S. Ruby was the co-owner of Shoemaker Inc. where she worked actively with her husband for 30 years. She was always very involved with numerous church organizations, including the Women's Missionary Prayer Fellowship. Ruby was a crafty woman, and enjoyed re-finishing and upholstering furniture, and belonged to the local Antiquester's Club. She also enjoyed sewing, and quilting. More than anything, Ruby had the gift of hospitality, and enjoyed being with her family and friends. Surviving are her loving husband of 59 years, John Shoemaker; children, Gena (Tim) Hamby, Lori (Tim) Slates, John (Angela) Shoemaker II, and Jeanine (Stacy) Johnson; 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sister, Lois Timmons. Funeral service will be held at 11AM on Friday, May 19, 2017 with calling 1 hour prior at Westview Alliance Church 9804 Illinois Road Ft. Wayne, IN 46804. Visitation will be 6-8PM on Thursday, May 18, 2017 also at the church. Burial to take place in Covington Memorial Gardens, Fort Wayne, IN. Memorial contributions may be made to Westview Alliance Church or MISFITS Homeless Ministry