Margaret Lee Shoemaker-Isbell, 69, of Owensboro passed away February 26, 2020. She was born in Owensboro on January 1, 1951 to the late Charles Leon and Mary Ruth Yates Shoemaker. Margaret was employed at the Elizabeth Mundy Center where she worked with the Meals on Wheels program. She was a member of Blessed Mother Catholic Church. This woman had a beautiful soul. She lit up any room she was in with her laughs and smile. She loved family time whether it was holidays, cookouts or a simple conversation at the kitchen table. She lived through God and shared her heart with everyone. She enjoyed yard sales, playing bingo, seeing her kids, along with her grandchildren and her friends. Nobody left her house hungry. She was very strong, beautiful minded, and she will live through those that survive her. She was full of love; she will be missed daily. Nobody was a stranger in her eyes. She was quick to put everyone before her and motivate them toward their goals. No dream was too far from reach. She would give her shirt off her back to anyone. A true angel that walked this earth. She is the wind beneath our wings. Margaret is survived by her children, Jennifer Marie (Russell Thrasher) Isbell, Michelle Lee (Scott) Isbell-Coleman, Andrea Sue Isbell-Gaw, and Timothy Ray Isbell, Jr.; her grandchildren, Chris, Jordan, Logan, Kaelin, Cody, Austin, Tyler, Sailor, Brianna, Colten, Parker, Ashlynn, Raelynn, Corbin, Leighton, Jagger; 16 great-grandchildren, her siblings, Shirley (Van) Shoemaker-Brown, Andy (Deb) Shoemaker, Leon (Lisa) Shoemaker, Mike Shoemaker, Mary (Don, Jr.) Shoemaker-Bray, Martha (Monty Ray) Shoemaker-Timmons, Kenny (Kathy) Shoemaker, her aunt, Betty Yates. Services will be 6:00 pm Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory. Visitation will be 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm Saturday at the funeral home. Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Ms. Isbell. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Margaret Lee Shoemaker-Isbell at

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  1. I met Margaret 13 years ago. When I was down, she encouraged, I was confused, she helped me figure things out. She and I laughed almost every time we were together and we also cried together. I shared things with her I never told anyone else bc I knew she

  2. She was a beautiful person inside and out will be missed but never forgotten. She treated me like a son and I thought of her as a mom. I will always remember that I had to tell her to always kiss me goodnight. Love you maw and know you will watch over us

  3. I can’t believe upside down everything is right now without you here. You helped raise me along with other grandchildren. I will miss your sweet voice. It warmed my heart everytime you placed your hand on my cheek and told me how proud you are of me. I wi

  4. My mom will always be my best friend. I’m going to miss your Facebook messages, birthday voicemails, laughter and hugs. I love you, Mom. Love- Annie Sue

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