Merlan Shoemaker

Merlan Shoemaker age 89 years of Melbourne, Florida formerly of West Union, Ohio passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017 at the Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Florida. MR. Shoemaker was born June 1, 1927 the son of the late Everett and Edna (Herdman) Shoemaker in Locust Grove, Ohio.

Survivors include one daughter Bernita Zehner of Melbourne, Fl; one son Forrest Shoemaker of Delaware, OH; one brother Larry Shoemaker of Duplin, OH; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at the Thompson-Meeker funeral home in West Union, Ohio with Brian Justice and Lee Dittwiller officiating. Burial will follow in the Moores Chapel Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Monday, April 17, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the Funeral Home.  Family and friends can sign Mr. Shoemaker’s online guestbook at