Lenetia Virginia Shoemaker, 87, of Sidney, passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 4:35 AM, at Ohio Living Dorothy Love Retirement Community. She was born on October 2, 1932, in Plattsville, Ohio, the daughter of Harold S. and Wilma R. (Hawes) Shoemaker.
She was a homemaker, and quite an accomplished lady! She attended Bible College in Ashland Ky., Northwestern Business College in Lima, Ohio, and then, discovered clown classes, which took the shape of a ministry of going to nursing homes and entertaining the Elderly and others with her humor. She was known as The Queen of Hearts, and used her talent to help others laugh.
Lenetia is survived by her children, Sharon K. Lontz, of New Lebanon, OH.; Bobbie McElhinney of Piqua, and Eric S. Lontz of Sidney. A brother; Joe Shoemaker of Sidney; Sisters; Jean Green of Sun City, CA., Patti Hill, of Pemberton, OH., and Judy Zwiebel, of Sidney. Lenetia had numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by, two daughters; Brenda Neely, and Diane Baker; two brothers; Phillip Shoemaker, and Gilbert Shoemaker.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Governor’s edicts, there will be a limited visitation (10 people at a time) on Wednesday May 6, 2020, at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home, 502 S. Ohio Ave. in Sidney from 11AM-12:45PM, Services will begin at 1:00 PM with the Reverend Jane Madden officiating. Burial will be in the Plattsville Cemetery, Plattsville, Ohio immediately following services. Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Shoemaker Family. Memorial contributions may be made to Miami County Hospice, and online condolences may be sent to www.salm-mcgillandtangemanfh.com.
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