Barbara "Diane" Shoemaker, 73, of the Crown Community of Monongalia County, passed away on Thursday (Oct. 12, 2017) at her home.
She was born in Marion County, on Oct. 6, 1944, a daughter of the late Virgil Layman and Verna (Shreve) Layman.
She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Loyal A. Shoemaker Jr.; two sons, Loyal A. Shoemaker III and wife Patti of Four States and Jason Shoemaker and wife Sue of Farmington; six daughters, Patricia Hickman and husband Bobby of Joe Town, Michelle Pierce of Florida, Melissa Price and husband Jeff of Grafton, Stephanie Sayre of Clarksburg, Reyna Jordan and husband Jared of Virginia, and Larissa Pierce of Fairmont; 16 grandchildren, Desteny Zopfi, Cheyenne Zopfi, Jeremiah Price, Jordan Dixon, Ashley Wilfong, Andrew Sayre, Alexis Sayre, Addysen Sayre, Amber Shoemaker, Jason Shoemaker II, Daylon Shoemaker, Joey Slater, Joshua Slater, Johnny Slater, Ktryna Eddy and Kyle Craig; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Diane graduated from Barrackville High School. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and homemaker. She had worked at Owens-Illinois Glass Factory. She enjoyed reading and working on arts and crafts. She most enjoyed taking care of her large loving family.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Aubrey Wilfong.
Friends and family may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday and 10-11 a.m. Monday at the Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with Pastor Aaron Thomas of Family Life Fellowship officiating. Interment will follow at Grandview Memorial Gardens.
Online condolences and memories may be shared with the Shoemaker family at www.carpenterandford.com.
Published on October 13, 2017