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 was held 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 www.CraftonCantrellFuneralHome.com.