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John Allen Shoemaker 1951 - 2015 Tonganoxie

John Allen Shoemaker, 64, Tonganoxie, KS, passed away February 5, 2015 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Funeral service 10 am Tuesday February 10, 2015 at Cornerstone Family Worship, Tonganoxie. The family will receive friends from 6-8pm Monday evening at the church. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Tonganoxie.
John was born January 1, 1951 in Leavenworth, KS, the son of Harlan (Bud) and Agnes (Theno) Shoemaker. He was united in marriage September 3, 1981 in Tonganoxie, KS, to Jan Stephenson, she survives of the home. He was previously married to Cheryl Travis, they divorced. John was past president of the Kansas Auctioneers Association and in 2003 was inducted into the Kansas Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame. John and his brothers established the Kansas Auctioneers Association Scholarship Fund in 1997 in honor of their parents Harlan (Bud) and Agnes Shoemaker. Over $40,000 has been given in scholarships since its creation. He volunteered for Leavenworth County 4-H auctions, Ducks Unlimited Auctions, NRA Fundraising Auctions and other charity auctions. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping with his family and friends. Spending time with his 5 grandkids and vacationing in Colorado.
Other survivors include; two sons, Jeff (Dana) Shoemaker, Eudora, Kelly (Lynn) Shoemaker, Linwood; one daughter, Lori (Bryan) Winfrey, Eudora; two brothers, Steve Shoemaker, Lawrence, and Leo Shoemaker, Tonganoxie.
The family suggests memorials to Kansas Auctioneers Association Scholarship Fund C/O Cindy Ferguson 11345 W. Carr Ct. Wichita, KS 67209, or Lawrence Memorial Hospital Oncology Center, Or another charity of your choice.
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