Freda E. Shoe (February 7, 1919 – September 18, 2011)


Freda E. Shoe, 92, passed away at the Dayspring Health Care Center in Fairborn, Ohio on Sunday, September 18, 2011. She was born on February 7, 1919, a daughter of the late Henry P. and Letha James and graduated from Zanesville High School Class of 1936.

Freda was a member of Coburn United Methodist Church, the Semper Fideles Sunday School class, and also sang in the church choir for many years.

Freda served as a C.O.A.D. Foster Grandmother at Genesis Good Samaritan Pediatric unit and at the Noah’s Ark Day Care Center at Good Samaritan for over 15 years, beginning in 1990 and having a total of 12,167 hours. This definitely was a highlight of her life.

Surviving are a son-in-law Charles Powers of Fairborn, Ohio; three granddaughters: Penny Smith of Englewood, Ohio, Wendy Allen of Liberty Township, Ohio and Amy Lynn of New Carlisle, Ohio. Five great grandchildren, two sisters: Mary L. Bogard and Rhea (Ralph) Nixon both of Zanesville, also many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter R. Shoe, who died December 23, 1977, her daughter and only child, Bonnie J. Powers who died April 27, 2011, three brothers: Raye, Lawrence and Dale James and two sisters Dorothy Lynn and Neva Lyons.

The Family is being served by the BRYAN & SNIDER FUNERAL HOME 2318 Maple Ave. where friends may call Friday, September 23, 2011 from 12-1 pm. A grave side service will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery with Pastor Doris Flynn officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family asks for memorial contributions to be made to Coburn United Methodist Church Missions Fund 3618 North Maple Ave. Zanesville, OH 43701

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