Hazel Mae Shoemaker, 92, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at Palos Community Hospital in Palos Heights.
Mrs. Shoemaker was born in Sesser on June 2, 1921, the daughter of Gola and Zella (Roberts) Whitlow. She married Vallie Shoemaker on Feb. 26, 1940, and he preceded her in death.
Hazel retired from Hotpoint Co. in Cicero. She was of the Baptist faith.
Mrs. Shoemaker is survived by daughter, Barbara Pigatto and husband Jack of Lemont; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and sister, Ellie Sulcer of Sandoval.
Mrs. Shoemaker was preceded in death by an infant daughter, son, daughter, two sisters and a brother.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Johnston Funeral Home in Ina with Bro. Dale Burzynski officiating. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery in Sesser. Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Saturday at Johnston Funeral Home in Ina.
Hazel loved being around family and friends and she will truly be missed by all.