Carol Marie Shoemaker


Carol Marie Shoemaker, 72 of Meadville, passed away, Friday, February 8, 2019 at Meadville Medical Center. She was born on August 2, 1946 in Meadville, daughter of the late Ralph and Elizabeth Aldrich Ongley.

Carol was in a local bowling league, she enjoyed painting and was an avid pet lover. More than anything, Carol enjoyed being a mother and was so proud of her children.

Survivors include her life partner, Caroline Lantz of Meadville; her children's father, Dennis Shoemaker of Coconut Creek, FL; daughter, Elizabeth Shoemaker of Coconut Creek, FL; two sons, Paul Shoemaker and his wife Kristin of Boston, MA and Andrew Shoemaker of Wellesley, MA; four sisters, Suzanne Williams and her husband William of Meadville; Jude Kirby and her husband Roy of S.C.; Kathleen Bourgeois and her husband Donald of L.A.; and Christine Foster and her husband David of F.L.; also her cat Bobo and her dog Chica.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepfather Earl Jennings and her sister Janice Ongley.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ryan M. Warren Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 544 Chestnut Street, Meadville, PA 16335.

A Celebration of Carol's Life will be held, Wednesday, February 13, 2019 from 4:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. at the Pleasantview Alliance Church, 16233 State Rte 86, Saegertown, PA 16433.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Crawford County, 11012 Kennedy Hill Road, Meadville, PA 16335.

Please take a moment to share a memory or condolence with the family on Carol's Book of Memories at
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Dan Jennins
Feb 12, 2019
Sending my sincere condolences to all of the family with thoughts and fond memories of long ago.
Eugene Barros
Feb 12, 2019
My sincere condolences to you and your family for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with are with your family in these difficult times.
Eugene Barros
Nathalie Bazil
Feb 12, 2019
Paul, my deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek.
Josephine Santana
Feb 12, 2019
My deepest condolences to you and your family. Sending my thoughts and prayers, God bless her soul.
Thomas Plant
Feb 12, 2019
Dear Paul and Family,

Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your dear mother. Wishing your family all the love and peace during this very difficult time of transition. May she rest in eternal peace with the Lord and the angels in heaven.
Anjali Nath
Feb 12, 2019
Dearest Paul and Family,
My most heartfelt condolences go out to you and I wish you love and comfort in each other and in loving memories.
Grisselle M.
Feb 12, 2019
My deepest sympathy to the family. May loving memories ease your loss and bring you comfort.
Carol's Caroline
Feb 11, 2019
You answered every dream I had. Hugs, always and forever.
Carol Anne Viana
Feb 11, 2019
It was an honor to know Carol. She was a wonderful mom. She always believed in her children and made sure they saw the potential in themselves. She raised them well. I will certainly miss her and her beautiful smile.
Kim Petruso
Feb 11, 2019
I bowled with Carol, and I always knew on Tuesday morn8ng she would bright n our day! She had a great fun loving spirit. She will be missed!
Kristin Shoemaker
Feb 11, 2019
I was fortunate enough to have the best mother in law in the world. She was a kind, fun lady who was not afraid to fight like a tiger for those she loved and believed in. She was a teacher and an artist and it so very much showed in all she did.
Her absence is going to leave a mark on all our hearts, but I am so grateful to have known her, loved her, and to have called her "mom."
Cristy Hamilton
Feb 10, 2019
I will never forget her laugh and smile. She will be missed at the bowling alley were she bowled. Sending prayers to her companion and family
Dennis and Elizabeth Shoemaker
Feb 10, 2019
Loved by all.Carol was the most beautiful and loving wife and mother.She was one of the most intelligent people I knew, always a grounding force.A lifetime friend.We love you and miss you Carol.Rest in peace and glory.
Debbie Hall
Feb 10, 2019
Carol and I bowled on the same team for the past several years. She was always bubbly and cheery. I had a lot of fun with her and will miss her dearly! Prayers for her family.
Susan Donato
Feb 10, 2019
I will miss your laugh and am grateful to have known you.
Jude Kirby
Feb 10, 2019
I will miss that beautiful laugh and bright eyes,. I wish I could hug you one more time....