John Keith Shoemaker, 66, of Keithsburg, died Saturday, July 31, 2010, at Mercer County Hospital in Aledo. Cremation rites have been accorded. Graveside service is 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010 at Greenmound Cemetery, Keithsburg. Dennison Funeral Home in Aledo is handling arrangements. Memorial may be made to the family. John was born Aug. 13, 1943, in New Boston, Ill., the son of Edward and Jessie Shotwell Shoemaker. He married Mildred Klongerboe Reckers on June 14, 1972, in Joy. John was a laborer and held various jobs over the years. He was a member of First Christian Church, Keithsburg. Survivors include his wife, Mildred; stepdaughters (spouses) Carole (Jimmie) Jackson, Seaton, Debbie (Steve) Goben, Keithsburg, Vickie Byrd and friend Steve, Muscatine, and Bette Smith, Keithsburg; stepsons (spouses) Bill (Wendy) Reckers, Alpha, Jimmy (Barbara) Reckers, Keithsburg, Edward Reckers, Oquawka and Steven (Teresa) Reckers, Lincoln; sisters Esther Reckhammer, West Burlington; brothers Harry Shoemaker, Alabama, and Ernie Shoemaker, New Boston. He was preceded in death by his parents; stepchildren Lori Reckers and Tina Reckers; and siblings Janice Brown and Robert Shoemaker.