October 22, 1947 - January 29, 2014
Karen Shoemaker Horoho, 66, Warsaw, and formerly of Akron and Kokomo, died at 9:02 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at University Hospital of Indianapolis, after being hospitalized for three weeks. Karen was born on Oct. 22, 1947, in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of Winston and Anna (King) Montague. She was married to Jack Shoemaker. Then she married Randy Horoho. He preceded her on July 27, 2007. Karen worked for Torin-Brookside of Rochester and Chrysler of Kokomo. She graduated from Triton High School in 1965. Karen enjoyed her grandchildren, remodeling homes and traveling, as well as being a people lover. Survivors include her daughter, Anna Gates Baillieul, Rochester; son, Rick Shoemaker, Akron; seven grandchildren, Aubrey, Alexis, and Avery Gates, and Kaitlin, Sage, Tatum, and Greyson Shoemaker; sisters Sally and husband Roger McPeak, Pittsburgh, Texas, Jeanene and husband Troy McGuire, Snohomish, Wash., Elaine and husband Bud Wetzel, Winona Lake, Deb and husband Marvin Eberly, Warsaw, Cheryl and husband Richard McDonald, Warsaw, and Nancy Rockhill, Westfield; brothers Tom and wife Val Montague, Westminster, Colo., Richard and wife Becki Montague, Westfield, and Michael and wife Karen Montague, Downers Grove, Ill; and 103 nieces and nephews. Karen was preceded in death by her son Russell Shoemaker; her parents; brother Jimmy Montague; sister Aleta Montague; and husband Randy Horoho. Funeral service will be at noon, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at the Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron, with Pastor Terry Canfield officiating. Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery. Visitation is from 3-7 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 E. Ohio St., Suite 304, Chicago, IL 60611-3201. Share a memory or send an online condolence at www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com. Arrangements by Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.
Karen Shoemaker Horoho, 66, Warsaw, and formerly of Akron and Kokomo, died at 9:02 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at University Hospital of Indianapolis, after being hospitalized for three weeks. Karen was born on Oct. 22, 1947, in Detroit,... View Obituary & Service Information
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