Carrie Maude Loomer

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Carrie Maude Loomer, daughter of Watson and Lettie Shumaker, was born on Oct. 30, 1917, in Nevada, Mo. She departed this life on Nov. 17, 2011, at the age of 94.

Carrie was known for her cooking and baking talents, which she achieved at an early age. She cooked at numerous nursing homes and restaurants in Nevada. Her most famous cooking job, however, was at the Nevada City Jail where it is reported that some people would actually commit petty crimes in order to eat three squares prepared by Carrie. Carrie loved to garden and go to dances, but mostly she loved to spend time with her family, who will miss her dearly.

Carrie is survived by her son, Kenneth Loomer and his wife, Judy, of Nevada; her son, Rodney Loomer and his wife, Kathy, of Springfield, Mo.; and her daughter, June Johnson and her husband, Charles, of Parkville, Mo. She was the proud grandmother to 12 grandchildren, Jeffrey Hendrix, Jay Pike, Jackie Hendrix, Mark Loomer, Tracey Hendran, Carrie Anderson, Chris Anderson, Jacob Anderson, Manden Matz, Betsy Loomer, Jeff Johnson and Lyndsey Kirkham. She leaves behind 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters, Mildred White, Faye Hester and Wilma Hartsell; and her brother, Harold Shumaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Frank Shumaker and Henry Shumaker; her husband, John Kenneth Loomer; her sons, John Loomer and Linnard Loomer; and her daughter, Mildred Smith.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 3, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with Dr. William Cox officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Carrie's name to your favorite charity or to the Activities Fund at Barone Alzheimer's Care Center, 2101 N. Ash, Nevada, or in care of Ferry Funeral Home, 301 S. Washington, Nevada.

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