Eileen Shewmaker

March 21, 1929 ‒ October 15, 2017

Galion, Ohio

Eileen Shewmaker, 88, of Brunswick and formerly of Galion passed away Sunday, October 15, 2017 at the Pearlview Care Center in Brunswick.

She was born March 21, 1929 in Galion and was the daughter of Howard and Zoa (Hinklin) Alkire.

Eileen was a co-owner of several nursing homes in Delaware, including the Hellien Nursing Home and the Delaware Nursing Home. She cherished the time she spent with her grandchildren.

Eileen is survived by children Terry (Melody) Champion of Phoenix, Arizona, Becky (Ray) Boutwell of Mt. Gilead and Paula Tidline of Marion; eight grandchildren Terri-Dawn Nameth-Thomas of North Royalton, Chrissy Riser of Brunswick, Lesile Slade of Dallas, Texas, Joshua Champion of Phoenix, Arizona, Louri Cain of Galion, Carrie McCammon of Delaware, Christie Bowdle of Morral and Kelly Lamb of Georgia; 17 great-grandchildren and one great great-grandson.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson Matt Cain; two brothers Lewis and Faye Alkire and a sister Jean Saylor.

A graveside service will be held Monday, October 23, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in Iberia Cemetery with Rev. Joe Stafford officiating.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Eileen Shewmaker, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.



  • Terry,Becky and Paula, I am so sorry to read about the death of your Mother. I remember her from my childhood days when Uncle Howard and Dad and all of the kids would get together on Sundays. Please know that I am thinking of all of you. Just had a nice visit with Uncle Howard and Aunt Pat two weeks ago. May your Mother rest in peace.

  • Hey Chris, I am sorry for your loss and I hope she knew how helpful you were to her! God bless her and God bless you! Bill

  • Chrissy, Terri-Dawn & family-
    I am so very sorry to hear about your grandma’s passing. I know what a huge impact she had in your lives from all you have shared about her-she sure was one amazing and strong woman. I have no doubt she will continue to help, care and watch over you all. May she rest in peace.
    Dawn, Yaser & family

  • Chrissey, I’m so sorry for your loss. Thank God that you were always there for her and I’m sure she was thankful too. My prayers for you and your family. So sad.

  • Chris , Cherish the memories and keep smiling. Condolences and prayers for you and your family.

  • Chris, I am so very sorry to hear of your Grandmother’s passing. Will be keeping you in thoughts and prayers in the upcoming days. It’s never easy, been there too many times myself. She was blessed to have you in her life; remember the good times to help get you thru.

    Janice Burton

  • Peace to you and your dear ones in the loss of your loved one. God be with you as he strengthens you in this earthly journey…In prayer, Fabian & Nadija

  • Chris, love and prayers to you and your family. Keeping you all in thought and prayer. Stefanie

  • Chris, I’m sorry to hear of your grandma’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Stefanie

  • Chris, God bless you, your family and your Grandmother. So sorry for your loss. Your are in my prayers. Marilyn Glauner

  • Dear Mom, I am thankful and blessed to have you as my Mother, I thank god he chose you . I will always hold you in my heart and will never let go. Please Rest In Peace and give aunt jean , grandma and grandpa a big hug and kiss for me. I will love you forever and ever. You son Terry

  • Mom You were the best mother-in law to me. I love you and will miss you very much. I am so sorry that my daughters, Chrissy and Terri Dawn has to go thru this. I know how close you were to her. You took care of Grandma better then anyone and was always there for her. Mom rest in peace and you will always be in my heart.

  • We enjoyed having Eileen as our neighbor when she lived in Delaware. Prayers for all family and friends who will miss her. Larry and Emma Dixon

  • I am so sorry to hear about your grandmother. Your mom and I use to go visit her all the time at her Nursing home and her home back when you and Jared were little. She was so much fun to be around.
    She will be missed.
    Love you Dawn, Terri and Chrissy.

  • I’ll sure miss Grandma Shewmaker. I enjoyed every second I spent with her. Grandma Shewmaker was always there for my family, and grandma you’ll surely be missed. Im also so proud of Terri and Chrissy for their unconditional love for their grandmother. Rest In Peace Grandma.

  • Dear Christy I’m so sorry about your grandmother. I know you loved her very much. Wish we could be there to share this time with you.please know we are in our thoughts. Love you.