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home : obituaries : obituaries June 25, 2016

8/10/2013 8:00:00 AM
Pauline M. Shoemaker
May 3, 1924 - Aug. 6, 2013
Pauline Shoemaker
Pauline Shoemaker

Pauline May Shoemaker, formerly of Mentone, passed away at 9:23 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at Mason Health Care, Warsaw, at the age of 89.

Pauline was born May 3, 1924, in Tippecanoe, to Henry and Edna Iola (Rhinehart) Middaugh.

On Feb. 14, 1942, she married Charles Shoemaker, who preceded in death Nov. 11, 2011. She lived in the Burket community most of her married life. Pauline lived near Camp Campbell where Charles was stationed in the U.S. Army. When he went overseas, she returned and worked at Kingsberry and Bendix Air Craft. She also worked at Warsaw Coil, Bourbon, and retired from Arnolds Corp. after 22 years of service.

She loved driving the tractor on their farm and especially picking rocks. She and her husband spent 26 winters in Sebring, Fla.

She is survived by one sister Mary Louise Wagoner, Plymouth.

She is preceded in death by her husband; two brothers, James Middaugh, who passed Jan. 1, 1942, and Raymond Middaugh, who passed June 13, 1996, both of Argos; and one sister Helen Briggs who passed Feb. 11, 1992.

Services for Pauline will be at 10:30 a.m. today at King Memorial Home, Mentone. Pastor Denny Bollenbacher will officiate and burial will follow in the Palestine Cemetery, Palestine.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, at King Memorial Home, Mentone.

Memorial Contributions can be made to Burket Fire Dept. or the Burket United Methodist Church.

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