Regina Ruth Shoemaker Bethel

July 13, 2021


     Regina Ruth Shoemaker Bethel, passed from this life at 5:46 p.m.  July 13, 2021, at her home in Chillicothe, OH, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.
     She was born the last of four children to Hester “Deck” and Ruth Cooper Shoemaker on August 20, 1938, at their home in Bourneville, OH.  Regina had a happy childhood with her parents and siblings, spending time playing in Paint Creek and hanging out with friends.  On December 31, 1956, she married the love of her life, Walter Bethel, who survives.
     She is also survived by sons, Shane and his wife Lorie, of Chillicothe, and Shannon and his wife Loretta, of Waldorf, Maryland; grandchildren whom she adored, Darcie Scott, Chad Bethel and his wife Megan, all of Chillicothe, OH, Tiffany Harrington and her husband Richard, of Edgewater, Maryland, and Christopher Bethel, of Baltimore, Maryland; great-grandchildren, Kayne Scott, Keegan Spillman, Bryson Elder, Rhett Scott, Gatlin Bethel, Finley Bethel, and Ella Harrington; a sister-in-law, Gwendolyn Fay Shoemaker; and brother-in-law, Earl Bethel.
     Regina was a 1956 graduate of Twin High School.
     She was predeceased by her parents; her siblings, Roseann Weatherhead, Roger Shoemaker, and Richard Shoemaker; brothers-in-law, Russel and Lavonne Bethel, William and Delores Bethel, Charles and Nancy Bethel, Margaret and Loren McCoy; and sister-in-law, Shirley Bethel.  
     Regina was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother always taking loving care of her family.  She will be missed immensely.  
     Arrangements are being handled by the WARE FUNERAL HOME, where a service will be held on Tuesday at 12 noon led by Rev. Jack Norman.  Calling hours will be one hour prior to the service at the WARE FUNERAL HOME. Burial will follow in Twin Township Cemetery, Bourneville, OH.
     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Regina’s honor to the Alzheimer’s Association Central Ohio Chapter, 1379 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH  43215.
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