Elizabeth Ann Shoemaker, 18, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Ellicott City, Md., passed away Friday, Aug. 8, 2008, at Johns Hopkins Hospital after a six-year battle with Hodgkins Lymphoma. She was a student at Indian River High School, where she will be receiving an honorary diploma. She loved hanging out with her friends, going to the beach, reading and drawing. A devout Catholic, she was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Bethany Beach.
Shoemaker is survived by her parents, Glenn and Rosanne (Sotak) Shoemaker; a sister, Sarah F. Shoemaker; maternal grandmother, Rose Sotak; paternal grandmother, Margaret Rappaport; paternal grandfather, David Shoemaker and his wife, Doris; and step-grandmother, Patricia Thacker.
A Mass of Christian Burial was scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008, with interment in Crest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Marriottsville, Md. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Justin W. Jennings Foundation, 230 Chad Place, Millville, DE 19970.