Leona Mae Shoemaker


    Leona Mae Shoemaker of Owensville, Missouri was born on February 10, 1937 to William and Esther (Price) Rehmert  in Owensville, Missouri and passed away on Thursday, October, 31, 2019 at the age of 82 years.


    She married Robert Oran Shoemaker on March 7, 1964 in Owensville, Missouri.
    Leona was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church and Order of Eastern Star.  
    She worked at Brown Shoe for 20 years, was a school bus driver for 31 years and also worked as a baby-sitter.  She enjoyed cooking for the farm hands and reading.  The students on her bus route called her “Aunt Leona.”
    She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Esther; brothers, Billy, Larry and Danny Rehmert; sister, Clara Rehmert; and daughter-in-law, Debra Shoemaker.
    She is survived by her husband, Robert Oran of the home; children, Lisa Hudson and husband Brett and Mark Shoemaker and Sandy Fuchs, all of Owensville, Missouri; brothers, Jim Rehmert and wife Shirley and Dale Rehmert and wife Carol, all of Owensville, Missouri, Richard Rehmert and wife Connie of Bland, Missouri and Henry Rehmert of Belle, Missouri; sisters, Marilyn Licklider and husband Charles of Cuba, Missouri, Betty Koch and husband Dennis of Owensville, Missouri and Debbie Klein and husband Doug of Bland, Missouri; grandchildren, Sonya, Angela and Brittany Hudson and Logan and Morgan Shoemaker; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation was held from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at the Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville, Missouri.
     Funeral services were on Monday, November 4, 2019  at the Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville, Missouri with Rev. Glen Duncan officiating.  
    Burial  was in the Countryside Memorial Gardens in Owensville, Missouri.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville, Missouri.