Zechar Bailey Funeral Home

1499 N Broadway PO Box 337, Greenville, OH


Eileen M Shoemaker

March 15, 1920July 30, 2020

Eileen M. Shoemaker age 100, of Bradford passed away at 6:00 PM on Thursday, July 30, 2020, at Hospice of Dayton. Eileen was born March 15, 1920, in Darke County to the late Albert & Sophia (Grote) Oehrtman. In addition to her parents, Eileen was also preceded in death by her husband, John D. Shoemaker on September 7, 2006, whom she married August 24, 1947; son-in-law, Thomas Wrenn; brothers, Gerald, Melvin, William, Floyd and Richard Oehrtman; and sisters, Evelyn Spencer and Lois Weaver. Eileen is survived by her sons & daughters-in-law, John & Lilia Shoemaker of Centerville and David & Barbara Shoemaker of Arcanum; daughter, Phyllis Wrenn of Centerville; grandchildren, Thomas & Amanda Wrenn, Kristen & Mike Terranova, Chris & Carmen Shoemaker, Lori & Doug Toschlog and Katie Shoemaker; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Marlene Freund of Van Wert; and numerous nieces and nephews. Eileen was a secretary at McClain’s Inc. in Greenville for 18 years and General Athletic in Greenville for 4 years. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Greenville, where she was active in the Women of the Church and choir. Eileen enjoyed reading and sewing. Eileen was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, she was a caregiver to many family members throughout her life. A private graveside service will be held at St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery in Greenville with Pastor John Mittermaier officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Lutheran Church 7418 St. Rt. 121 North Greenville, Ohio 45331. Arrangements have been entrusted to Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville.


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Eileen M Shoemaker

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LuAnn McLean

August 2, 2020

Such a lovely woman with a strong faith and a strong love for her family, which were both evident in the stories she loved to tell. I was blessed to have been able to hear some of her stories about her life.
May God’s peace be with her family.❤️

Robyn Johnson

July 31, 2020

Eileen has been such a sweet friend and weekly companion as we visited regularly and talked about her life experiences. She truly had an amazing life spanning from the great depression era to the dawn of machine artificial intelligence. Always concerned about others, she would comment regularly about the state of our nation and the potential loss of religious convictions for so many of the rising generations. She was forever firm in her testimony of Jesus Christ and his atonement. May God grant her the righteous desires of her heart as life continues for my dear sweet friend, Eileen Shoemaker.

St. John Lutheran Church Greenville

July 31, 2020

To the family of Eileen Shoemaker,
We are so sorry to learn of your loss. May the God of Peace be with you and grant you His comfort that, as you mourn the loss of your loved one, you are reminded of the sure and certain promise of eternal life in Christ Jesus.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
In the love of Jesus Christ our Lord,
Your church family at St John Lutheran


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