Lolabel (Shoemaker) Lathrop
Entered Into Rest: Oct 20, 2013
Lolabel (Shoemaker) Lathrop
Residence: Holland, Ohio; formerly of Monclova
Entered Into Life: September 1, 1932
Entered Into Rest: Sunday morning, October 20, 2013
Visitation: Thursday, October 24th from 2 to 8 pm at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton
Funeral Services: 
Friday, October 25th at 11:00 am in the Funeral Home
Ford Cemetery, Berkey, Ohio
Lolabel Lathrop
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Lolabel Louise Lathrop, age 81, of Holland, Ohio, passed away peacefully with her family at her bedside, Sunday morning, October 20, 2013, at Astor House Assisted Living Community.  She was born September 1, 1932 in Neapolis, Ohio to the late Edward W. and Dessie (Rauch) Shoemaker.  She was raised in Monclova, Ohio, and her favorite pastime was swimming in the Quarry.

Lolabel was a homemaker the majority of her life raising five children, however, worked as a waitress and cook at several area restaurants. She knew no stranger, and was a very sociable and likable person who always looked out for others well being.  She was a collector of red birds and her favorite flowers were pansies.

Lolabel’s family was her pride and joy.  Left to cherish her memory are her children, Dessie Shoemaker of Toledo, OH; Linda (De) Flores of Swanton, OH, Cathleen “Star” Thornburgh of White Pigeon, MI, Regina “Billie” (John) Szczepanski of Archbold, OH, and Jerome “Joe” (Heather) Lathrop of Berkey, OH; their father, Reginald L. Lathrop of Berkey, OH; 9 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; special friend, Richard Tussing of Holland, OH; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Lolabel was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Jeffrey; 1 sister and 3 brothers.

Family and friends may visit Thursday, October 24th from 2 to 8 pm at the Weigel Funeral Home, 204 Chestnut St. in Swanton (419.826.2631), where funeral services will be held Friday, October 25th at 11:00 am with Rev. Donna Stutzman officiating. Interment will follow at Ford Cemetery in Berkey.

Memorial contributions may be made to Astor House Activities Fund or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

A heartfelt thank you to the nurses and staff at Astor House, especially Emily, Mary, Gail, Carrie, and Debbie for the extra special care given to our mom.
Mary Jo & Ken Miller
October 21st, 2013 3:47 am
I'm so sorry, Linda, for you and all your family for your loss. I know you will miss your mom so much.
Larry and Mary Gearig
October 21st, 2013 8:35 am
Linda, cannot express how sorry I am. Your Mother meant the world to you. Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Ron and Gretchen Moffett
October 21st, 2013 3:40 pm
Linda, No regrets! You took excellent care of your Mom. I am sorry she is gone and for your pain. Love, Ron and Gretchen
Joyce Beroske and Shawn Meeker
October 22nd, 2013 8:31 am
Linda and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers go out to you.... Joyce & Shawn
Anne Smith
October 22nd, 2013 11:49 am
Linda, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Anne
Jim and Sami O'Brien
October 22nd, 2013 4:40 pm
Lind, Cathy, Billie and Joey, We are so sorry to hear that Your Mom passed away. Thank you all for allowing me to come see her. I truely wish I could take all the pain away for you all. Have peaceknowing that she is no longer in pain. She was so well loved. I was so blessed the day I married Jim and I got to meet all of you. We love you all. Jim loved her so much. We will miss her.always. God be with and Bless you all. Love Jim and Sami
David and Vickie Allen
October 22nd, 2013 5:35 pm
So sorry to hear of Lola's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Karl and Bonnie Rathburn
October 22nd, 2013 11:39 pm
Our heartfelt condolences to the Lathrop family.........May God be with you during this time and keep you strong! May your memories give you peace and comfort.
Teri Rink-Sheperd Family
October 23rd, 2013 9:06 am
Our condolences to your entire family. You will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. May you find peace and rejoice in the memories that you have all made with your mom/grandmother/friends/etc. Take care
Ron & Barb Roth
October 23rd, 2013 1:20 pm
Linda, So sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. Our hearts go out to you & your family. May God give you the strength to get through this most difficult time. Love you!
Jim Mullenax
October 23rd, 2013 6:00 pm
Gina & family i am so sorry to hear of your Mothers passing I send my deepest sympathy. Please know you & your family are in my thoughts & prayers at this sad time. Take Care Gina & know your friends care.
nathaniel and jackie (shoemaker) bailey-slabach
October 23rd, 2013 6:15 pm
To my cousins dee dee,linda, cathy, billie and joey, i am sorry to say that i know what you are going through. i only wish that since God gave us a heart to love that he would have also given us a patch for our heart when we suffer a broken heart. i am so glad that we were able to have aunt lolabels 80th birthday party last year at our family reunion. i know she loved it!! and i loved her!!
Beth (Snyder) Jones
October 23rd, 2013 8:27 pm
Deepest sympathies to the entire Lathrop family! My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time!!! God Bless
Tina Whalen
October 24th, 2013 3:54 am
Linda, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. After reading your mom's obiturary, I now know where you got your beautiful heart. I hope you can find comfort in knowing she is now in a BEAUTIFUL place with no pain or suffering, and will always be watching over you. HUGS!!
Michelle & Steve Betz
October 24th, 2013 10:49 am
Linda, Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. We are so sorry for your loss.
penny hepfinger{sengstock}
October 24th, 2013 1:39 pm
My Condolences to the Lathrop family! sorry to hear your mom passed away.My thoughts and prayers are with you all .GOD BlLESS.HUGS TO ALL
Derina Mead (Croskey)
October 24th, 2013 5:46 pm
She will always be in my heart. I don't know where I would be if it wasn't for her, or all of you! She took great care of me, just like I was her own and I felt like I was. My heart aches, and I am so greatful to have been a part of her life. I regret not seeing her. Love you all xoxo
Frances Debolt (Alabama)
October 25th, 2013 9:32 am
I know Miss Lola will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Dessie and family, you all have my condolences.
Lois Pass
October 31st, 2013 1:34 pm
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to each of you. May you find comfort in knowing that there are many friends who are praying for you. God Bless
Mia Day
November 25th, 2013 3:10 pm
Im so sorry for your loss. I use to work at Spring meadows and Ms. Lolabel was my favorite she was the most sweetest, friendly, kind hearted lady I eve met. she loe to chat with me after her meals she will truly be missed.
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