Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

May 21, 2013

Ithel D. “Bud” Shoemaker


Ithel D. “Bud” Shoemaker of Plainfield died Sunday. He was 90.

Born Oct. 2, 1922, in Forest, he was a son of the late Ellsworth and Geneva (Dick) Shoemaker.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He earned a BA and Master’s degree from Indiana State University and received an honorary doctorate degree from DePauw University

Mr. Shoemaker was a teacher/administrator at Arsenal Technical High School for 30 years before retiring in 1981.

He was a member of the Plainfield United Methodist Church. He was also a long-time volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America and was awarded the Silver Beaver Award.

Survivors include a son, Mark R. (Ruth) Shoemaker; a daughter, Devonna Sue Morra; and grandchildren Rick, Kathy and Missi.

Preceding him in death was his wife, Delsie Lee (McQueary) Shoemaker.

Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hampton-Gentry Funeral Home in Plainfield. Interment and committal services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Albright Cemetery in Kokomo.

Calling is from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the Shoemaker family at www.hamptongentry.com.