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Thelma M. Shoemaker (AKA The walking lady of Independence), 89, passed away April 18, 2003 at home. She was preceded in death by a daughter Ireta Carrol. Thelma is survived by daughters, Thelma Fares and Barbara Leadford; son Gibson Shoemaker and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
M. Simmons says
I will never forget Walking Woman. I now know her real name. Rest in Peace Thelma.
karen fulton says
Growing up I saw you walking all over town, I’m glad to finally meet you Thelma Shoemaker. May you walk the golden streets next to God !! Find confromt there!!
Terri Ellis Smith says
Like so many others have said, I saw you every where when I was growing up.
I always wondered about you and why you walked everywhere. I always wondered why you seemed so sad.
I’ve told my children about you over the years as stories of home would come up. Grown now, I’m sure they will be able to add a name to one of the legends in my hometown.
The Legend of Thelma Shoemaker lives on, as she walks the golden streets of Heaven now.
Marianne Spratt says
In 1968 69, we didn’t know your name but would see you walk up and down Noland road.
We chose a name for you. We named you Walkin’ Annie’, not out of disrespect.
Now we know your name
MISS Thelma and you walk in Heaven along side my son. Give him my love please. We give you, ours.