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Rosemary Shoaff

ROSEMARY SHOAFF
Oxford Junction

Rosemary Shoaff, 80, of Oxford Junction, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2018, at her home. Her funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 20, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Oxford Junction, where a visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Burial will be
at Mayflower Cemetery in Oxford Junction. Lahey & Dawson Funeral Service of Oxford Junction is assisting the family.
Rosemary was born June 8, 1937, in Mechanicsville, Iowa, to Cyrus and Francis (Boots) Joslin. She graduated from Oxford Junction High School. On June 22, 1955, she was united in marriage to Elmer Shoaff in Lowden, Iowa. Rosemary was a homemaker and baby-sat for many family members and neighborhood children. She was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Oxford Junction. She spent her time baking, playing dice games and board games, working on crossword puzzles and bird watching.
Those left to cherish her memories are her children, Jade (Randy) Derynck of Clarence, Debra Shoaff of Clarence, Donna (Jeff) Carroll of Oxford Junction, Jolynne Walter (Larry Elher) of Oxford Junction and Tara (James) Lorenzen of Clinton; 19 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchild; her four sisters, Jeanne (Wilbur) Erhart, Phyllis Pflughaupt, Wendy Wiebrand and Kerry Grove; and three brothers, Cyrus "Bud" (Jane) Joslin, Michael Joslin and Kevin (Cheryl) Joslin.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Elmer; a son, Brian "Louie," in 2000; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Virginia.
Memorials may be directed in her honor to her family.