Dorothy Jean Danberry Shoemaker, 73, of Elgin, passed away October 12, 2017, at The University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.

Raised in Joliet, Illinois, she was preceded in death by her parents, Irene and George Danberry; and brothers-in-law, Jimmy Shoemaker and Buddy Rooks.

She graduated from Juliet Township High School, and attended The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was very devoted to her church, where she taught Sunday School and attended various church activities. She worked for the Robbins Head Start, and was a loving, kind and a people person. Her favorite thing to do was to spend time with her family.

She is survived by her husband, Bill Shoemaker of Elgin; daughter, Debbie (Billy) Gunter; step-daughter, Karen (David) Starr; step-grandson, Jeremy Shoemaker; grandchildren, Jordan Phillips and Kaleb Gunter; sisters, Janet Rooks and Georgia (Curt) Wrentshaler; brother, Russ Danberry; in-laws, Shirley (Barney) Shoemaker, and Ruby Jean Shoemaker; and many other relatives and friends.

The family was to have received friends Wednesday, October 18, from 1 p.m. until time of funeral service at 3 p.m. in the chapel of West-Murley Funeral Home with Bishop Donald Downing officiating. Interment was to have followed at Carson Memorial Park.

Arrangements by West-Murley Funeral Home.