Loran O. Shoemaker

1921-2016

shomaker loran pic with frameLoran Odell Shoemaker was born on July 7, 1921 in Delaware, Arkansas to Lonnie and Etta Shoemaker. He passed away in Wichita, Kansas on December 14. Loran’s family moved to Oklahoma City in the early 1930’s. Loran graduated from Capitol Hill High School, and served in the US Navy in World War II. He married Hazel Florine Knight in 1949. He was a civilian employee at Tinker Field Air Force base for 25 years. In retirement, he enjoyed Bible study, serving his church congregation as an elder and Bible class teacher, and raising a large garden. He was predeceased by wife Hazel in 2013; he is survived by daughters and sons-in-law Gayle and Rick Southerland and Lorana and Don Johnson, three grandchildren, and three greatgrandchildren.

Service will be at Matthews Funeral Home in Edmond, Monday, December 19, 2:00p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Brian Lemons Memorial Hospital, (Nhowe Mission, Zimbabwe, Africa) c/o East Point Church of Christ, 747 N 127 St, Wichita, KS 67206.

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