Zelda Shoemaker.

PEORIA - Zelma O. Shoemaker, 96, of Peoria, formerly of Creve Coeur, died at 6:55 a.m. Sunday, March 17, 2002, at the home of her daughter.

Born June 28, 1905, in Lowry City, Mo., to Hardin Roger and Minnie Etta Slavens Hammond, she married Orville C. Shoemaker on Feb. 25, 1923, in Lowry City. He died June 15, 1967, in Peoria.

One sister, five half sisters and one half brother also preceded her in death.

Surviving are one son, Ralph (and Betty) of Peoria;

Peoria (Illinois) Journal Star, March 18, 2002.
Courtesy of Roy Kepferle.