Eleanor (Gavin) Shoemaker Frank
Eleanor Shoemaker Frank, age 97, died Friday, November 16, 2007 at the Crestwood Care Center in Shelby.
She was born April 5, 1910 in Canton, Ohio and was a graduate of Canton McKinley High School. Eleanor was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Shelby, where her first husband, had been pastor. Eleanor had a great love of music and played the organ at the various parishes that her husband served. She was also known to many in Shelby as a wonderful piano teacher.
Eleanor is survived by her two daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and David Harshbarger of Shelby and Cynthia and Lynn Wright of North Potomac, MD; 2 granddaughters, Jill and Ray Ryan of Cazenovia, NY, Julie and John Swanger of Shelby; 2 grandsons, Jason and Diane Wright of Gaithersburg, MD, Jeremy Wright of Ijamsville, MD; 8 great grandchildren, Kayla and Erica Swanger, Connor and Liam Ryan, Nathan, Alex, Jackson, Aidan Wright. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Frank and Ella (Smith) Gavin, her first husband, Dr. Stanley J. Shoemaker in 1971, her second husband, Richard Frank in 1990, three sisters, Isabell Kean, Gladys Crist, and Marjorie Phillips.
Friends may call on Tuesday, November 20, 2007 from 10-11 AM at the First United Methodist Church, 18 South Gamble Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be conducted at 11 AM Tuesday, by Rev. Gail Angel. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby. In lieu of flowers, memorial expressions may be made to the music ministry of First United Methodist Church. The Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby is in charge of the arrangements. The family would appreciate
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