In Our Care…
St. Joseph, MO…….Alta L. (Holcomb) Shoemaker, “ Grandma Shoe,” of St. Joseph, Mo., went to be with Jesus, on July,13, 2018 @ Mosaic Lifecare, in St. Joseph, Mo.
Funeral service will be held @ Turner Family Funeral Home, Stewartsville, Mo. on Tuesday, July 17, @ 10 A.M. with Pastor Vernon Maggart of Freeman Chapel officiating. Christian Burial will follow at Miriam Cemetery in Bethany, Mo.
Visitation will be held on Monday, July 16, at Turner Family Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 6-8 P.M.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Turner Family Funeral Home of Stewartsville, Mo.
Alta was born in Coffey, Mo. to Jesse and Myrl (Foster) Holcomb on July 4, 1920. On October 14, 1940, she married Jesse Lee Shoemaker. Alta lived in the Easton, Mo. area most of her life, until moving to St. Joseph in 2009
She and her husband owned and operated the Filling Station in San Antonio, Mo. for 37 years. Alta was also a devoted homemaker, a talented seamstress, and enjoyed making beautiful crafts and puzzles.
She was a member of the Freeman Freewill Baptist Church. The love of her life were her grandchildren.
Alta is survived by her daughter, Sharon(Virgil) Freeman, granddaughters, Shelly(David) Rapp, Sherry(Jeff) Hodges, and Jill(David) Southern. Seven Great grandchildren, Ashley, Corey, Chelsie, Colby, Haylee, Cooper, and Rebecca. Two great, great granddaughters, Grace Lucille, and Grace, as well as many relatives and a multitude of friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband,parents, and son Garry Shoemaker. Sisters, Lucille Slinkard, Elva Hudson, and Arleyne Pash, a brother, Delbert Holcomb.
Alta is best remembered for her serving spirit, always giving. Her granddaughter commented,”I am so blessed to have been able to be loved and guided by this angel woman for so many years of my life.”
Memorial contributions may be made to: Freeman Chapel in care of Turner Family Funeral Home, Maysville, Mo.