Frances Lamb, 94, of Kevil died Saturday, July 4, 2015, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation in Paducah. Mrs. Lamb was a member of Harmony Baptist Church in West Paducah. She is survived by her son, Ronald Lamb of Kevil; one granddaughter, Marti Starks; and one great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Otho Lamb. Her parents were Zachie T. and Mamie Boldry Wren. Services were held Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at Lindsey Funeral Home with the Rev. Kendrick Lewis officiating. Burial followed at Maplelawn Park Cemetery.
Christen Thiel Shoemaker was born November 22, 1976, at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California, the son of Craig Thomas Shoemaker, MD and Susan (Jones) Shoemaker. He passed away June 25, 2015, at Shannon County, Missouri, at the age of 38 years. Christen was preceded in death by his grandfathers, William Jones and George Shoemaker Jr.; and his grandmother, Artie Mae Jones. Christen is survived by his mother, Susan Jones of La Center, Kentucky; his father, Craig Shoemaker, and stepmother, Janet Shoemaker of Dallas, Texas; two sons, Aaron Shoemaker and Joseph Shoemaker, of Casselton, North Dakota; his grandmother, Robbie Heitzman of Moline, Illinois; five brothers, Todd Jones, Drew Jones and Will Jones, all of La Center, Kentucky, and Ben Shoemaker and Nick Shoemaker, both of Dallas, Texas; one aunt, Dawn Gorsuch and husband Blair of Peoria, Illinois; two uncles, Kenn Shoemaker and wife Kathy of Silvis, Illinois, and Don Jones of Oklahoma; and a host of other family and friends. Christen graduated from the Leelanau School in Michigan and attended Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. Christen had lived in the Ellington, Missouri, area for the past year. He started an organic farm growing hydroponic crops, raising tilapia, non-GMO vegetables and free-range poultry and cattle. Along with his farming, he also worked with computers and satellite dish installation. Christen was an accomplished musician who enjoyed performing with various bands, and was talented in playing eight musical instruments. Christen was an artist and a free spirit who fought for his beliefs even when unconventional. Christen will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. No services are planned at this time.