Ralph Wendell Shomer


Ralph Wendell Shomer, age 83, of Aurora, Missouri, passed away at 4:17 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at his home.  He was born January 13, 1934, in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, the son of the late George and Annie Mayre (Doudna) Shomer.

Ralph was a 1953 graduate of Aurora High School and a United States Air Force Veteran.  He worked for Bandag Tire Company in Springfield, Missouri.

He is survived by his two daughters, Linda Melton and LaTricia McLaughlin and her husband, Randy, all of Battlefield, Missouri; three grandchildren, Chris King of Springfield, Amber Bos and her husband, Stephen, of Battlefield and Travis McLaughlin of Clever, Missouri; four great- grandchildren, Aaron King, Jacob, Ashlyn and Kayleigh Bos.

His parents, George and Mayre, daughter, Lisa Kay Shomer and four brothers, Lloyd, George Jr, Roy and Russell Shomer preceded him in death.

A graveside service under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 16, 2017, at the Maple Park Cemetery in Aurora with full military honors.

Memorial donations may be made payable to Missouri Veteran’s Home in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be shared at this website.


  Graveside Service

10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 16, 2017, at the

Maple Park Cemetery, Aurora, MO

  Memorial Donations

Missouri Veteran's Home


Online Condolences


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Carl E. Williams, Pensacola, Florida

My sisters and I were saddened to recently learn of Ralph's passing. Our parents, Cyril and Vada Williams, were long-time friends and neighbors of Ralph.. They thought a lot of him; he was almost like family. We always enjoyed seeing and talking with him over the fence when we came to visit our folks. Even after Mom and Dad were no longer with us, I usually tried to stop by and see him the few times I came back to Aurora.

On behalf of my sisters, Betty Stout (Roseburg,, Oregon) and Jean Cafarelli (North Syracuse, NY), and myself. I extend our sincere condolences on your loss. May God give you strength and comfort as you carry Ralph in your hearts.

 Posted July 29, 2017 - 9:01pm
Carol Ann Pilkenton

Dear family. We are so sorry about your Dad. He was quite the football player in high school. He was our classmate at AHS, a very sweet guy! Prayers, J.D.& Carol Ann Pilkenton

 Posted June 18, 2017 - 5:41pm
Brenda Wilson

Girls, your Dad holds special memories for my family. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. I'll be thinking of you all this morning as you lay him to rest. . Brenda (Avery) Wilson

 Posted June 16, 2017 - 10:23am
Cheryl Messick

So sorry about your dad. My thoughts are with you.

 Posted June 15, 2017 - 12:28pm

Linda and family,
I was so sorry to learn of the loss of your dad. Thinking of you ♡
Susan ( Hays ) Compton

 Posted June 15, 2017 - 10:17am

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