Dorothy M. Shoemaker, 81, of Geneseo, passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2019, at Toulon Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, Toulon, IL. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 21, 2019, at Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory – Geneseo Chapel. Reverend Keith Bradley will officiate. Burial will follow at North Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., on Thursday, at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to Loraine United Methodist Church.
Dorothy was born November 13, 1938, the daughter of Willard and Margaret (Vincent) Shoemaker, in Geneseo, IL. She attended Geneseo High School. Dorothy was a nurse’s aide at Moline Public Hospital, for over thirty years, before retiring. She enjoyed reading science fiction and romance novels, painting, and word puzzles.
Those left to cherish her memory include her sister, Marilyn Borkgren, Geneseo; brother, Thomas (Ann) Shoemaker, Cambridge; niece, Patricia (Tony) Thompson; nephew, Thomas Shoemaker Jr; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Willard and Margaret, and brother-in-law, Thomas Borkgren.
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