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Erma M. Shoemaker

Jul 28, 2009

Erma M. Shoemaker, 86, of Montgomery, died Saturday, July 18, 2009, at Evangelical Hospital, Lewisburg.

She was born Sept. 21, 1922, in Sugarloaf Township, Columbia County, a daughter of the late Wherley O. and Amy L. Boston Evans. Her husband of 41 years, William W. Shoemaker, preceded her in death Nov. 22, 1989.

Erma lived a rather simple and quiet life, as a homemaker and a beautician, operating her own beauty shop for 22 years. She enjoyed playing cards, jigsaw puzzles and most of all, spending time with her family.

Surviving are a son, Paul E. (Deb) Shoemaker of Watsontown; a daughter, Sharon E. (Lanny) Wertz of Montgomery; four grandchildren, Heather Miller, Holly Wertz, Traci Runkle and Stephanie King; two stepgrandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Erma was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Renee Wert; four brothers, Francis, Guy, Larue and Bradley; and three sisters, Mertle, Fay and Mary.

A graveside memorial service was held last Friday at Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport, with Elder David Strayer officiating.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville.