Pauline R. (Lankton) Shoemaker

April 15, 1919November 27, 2010

Pauline R. (Lankton) Shoemaker Lansing, MI Loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, died November 27, 2010, at the age of 91. Pauline Lankton was born in Lansing, Michigan, April 15, 1919, to Charles and Rosa (Vickery) Lankton. She was preceded in death by her husband Clarence K. Shoemaker in 1986; three sisters, two brothers, five brothers-in-law, and six sisters-in-law. Surviving are her daughter Karen (Les) Hewitt of Sarasota, Florida; son, Jon (Joanne) Shoemaker of Lansing, Michigan; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Pauline was a lifetime member of Pennway Church of God, established in 1910. Her parents were one of several founding families. For many years, she was an active member of Sparrow Hospital Volunteers as well as several other volunteer organizations. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 2, 2:00 PM at the Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 900 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing with Pastor John Davey of Pennway Church of God, officiating. Interment will be in Deepdale Memorial Gardens, Lansing. The family will receive friends at the Chapel Wednesday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM. Those desiring may make contributions to Pennway Church of God, 1101 E. Cavanaugh, Lansing, MI 48910 or Harbor Hospice, 1050 W. Western Avenue, Suite 400, Muskegon, MI 49441.


  • Funeral Service Thursday, December 2, 2010
  • Visitation Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Pauline R. (Lankton) Shoemaker

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November 30, 2010

We are so sorry to hear of your Mom's death. Our wish for you is that the love of family, the support of friends and wonderful memories will bring you comfort.

Sincerely, Bruce and Mary Elenbaas

November 30, 2010

"Jon, Peggy and I are sorry for your loss. We always appreciated your Dad, your Mom, and you and Joanne as good neighbors. You all are in our prayers." John L. Watson, Jr., Ph.D. (Lansing, MI)

Donna Gle

November 29, 2010

I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was always a very special friend to me.