Obits: Helen Motsinger Shoaf

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 17, 2014

Helen Motsinger Shoaf

Mrs. Helen Motsinger Shoaf, 86, of Farmington died at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home on Thursday, July 10, 2014. 

She was born on Sept. 22, 1927 in Thomasville to Robert Everett and Myrtle Shoaf Motsinger. In 1945, she met the Rev. Fred C. Shoaf. They were married for 62 years before he died in 2008. She was devoted to her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren who was always proud of her family and was their advocate. She was a devoted minister’s wife and supported her husband faithfully in ministry, playing an integral part in all the churches they served. She loved her friends and never met a stranger. She loved flowers, entertaining, and decorating, and was an excellent seamstress and homemaker, and enjoyed playing the piano and organ. 

She was also preceeded in death by a sister, Lillie Mae Motsinger; 5 brothers, Arthur, Raymond, Hollis, Robert and Francis Motsinger. 

Survivors: 2 sons, Richard Shoaf and the Rev. Timothy Shoaf, a daughter, Angela Spach and her husband Eddie, all of Farmington; 3 grandchildren, Brian Spach and wife Kathryn, Melissa Spach Lail and husband Andrew, and Melinda Spach Ladd and husband Jason; 2 great-grandchildren, Justin Ladd and Bethany Spach; 2 sisters, Elizabeth Long of Midway and Dorthine Oakley, of Grafton, W.Va. 

A funeral service was held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, July 13 at Farmington United Methodist Church, where she was an active member. Burial followed in the Farmington Cemetery. A visitation was held Saturday, July 12 at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel in Advance. 

Memorials: Farmington UMC Building Fund, 1939 Farmington Rd. Mocksville. 

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