Arwilda L. Shoemaker, 84, of Millville, died on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, a resident of Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit.
Arwilda was born on Tuesday, June 5, 1928, in Madison Township, a daughter of the late J. Arthur and Rita (Kinney) Love. During her earlier years, she attended and graduated from the Millville High School, and also graduated from Bloomsburg University in Elementary Education. She was an elementary school teacher in Millville and also for the Bloomsburg Christian School, retiring in 1985.
On Dec. 30, 1996, Arwilda was preceded by her beloved husband, J. James Shoemaker, and also preceded by a sister, Eveland Thomas and a brother, Monroe Love.
Arwilda L. Shoemaker
Survivors include two sons, James A. Shoemaker and wife, Sheri, and J. George Shoemaker and wife, Judy, both of Florida; three grandsons, James G. Shoemaker, Shawn E. Shoemaker, and Benjamin Prill; four granddaughters, Deanna C. Shoemaker, Ashley W. Shoemaker of Northumberland, Ashley L. Miller of Hughesville, and Laura Zapalski; three great-grandchildren, Danielle and Kahlil Rodriguez, and Tabitha Zapalski; and also a brother, Arnold Love and wife, Mary, of Montgomery.
A time of visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday, Sept. 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. from the Allen Funeral Home, Inc., 107 W. Main and Railroad St., Millville.
Funeral services will begin on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 11 a.m. at the Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1314 State Route 254, Millville with Rev. Timothy Valiante, officiating. Graveside services will be held in the Millville Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to: Emmanuel Baptist Church, Millville, PA 17846 or the Pleasant View Wesley Church, Muncy, PA 17756.
Friends and family wishing to send a memorial gift, share a personal memory or offer condolences to the family, a Memorial Tribute Page in Arwilda's honor and Sympathy Store are available at www.Allen-FuneralHome.com.