Christina “Tina” L. Fletcher Shoemaker, 91, of 970E Avery Station Rd., Factoryville, PA (East Lemon) and formerly of Laceyville, passed away Sunday morning, Nov. 11, 2012 at Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock.
Born on Jan. 3, 1921 in Jessup, she was the daughter of the late William and Lucy Hodges Fletcher.
She worked as a seamstress at the Coat and Dress Factory in Black Walnut and at Mindy Sue’s in Laceyville. She also worked for Francis Lockburner at the Laceyville Discount Store.
Tina was a member of the Spring Hill United Methodist Church, as well as a member of the Rought Hall Unit #510 American Legion Women’s Auxiliary in Black Walnut and the Senior Citizens Center in Tunkhannock. She absolutely loved to play Bingo. Most of all she loved spending time with her family. She will be missed by her family and many friends.
Survivors include her daughters, Linda (Jerry) Parkhurst of Meshoppen and Jeannie Button of East Lemon; her grandchildren, Beth (Stacy) Hallock, James (Allison) Bennett, Willie (Shenen) Bennett, Brian (Michelle) Bennett, Matt (Lori) Rozelle and Mark (Steph) Rozelle; great-grandchildren, Katherine Olszewski, Brandon and Jordon Bennett and Tristan and Luke Rozelle; step-grandchildren, Billy Button, Celia Sands, Carl Button, III, Dorothy Casselbury, Bradley Button, Lisa Gawlas, Jerry Parkhurst, Jr., Carole Burgess, Sharon Davis, Hope Smith and Ruthie Hongach and several step-great-grandchildren, as well as a sister, Mary Tummillo of Garfield, NJ; a sister-in-law, Rose Fletcher of Binghamton, NY; a brother-in-law, Donald Adams of Auburn Center and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond H. Shoemaker; her sons, Raymond (Bill) Shoemaker and James Shoemaker; a son-in-law, Pete Button, Jr.; sisters, Dorathy Norton and Margaret Adams and brothers, William Fletcher and Donald Fletcher.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Meshoppen, with a long-time family friend, Rev. Darrell Sands, officiating. Interment was at the Lacey St. Cemetery, Laceyville. Family and friends called at the funeral home Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral service.
Those wishing to give donations, may do so in Tina’s name to the Tunkhannock Ambulance Association, 195 Bridge St., Tunkhannock, PA 18657.