Doris “Skip” G. Shotwell, formerly of Kennett Square

Doris “Skip” G. Shotwell

Doris “Skip” G. Shotwell

Doris “Skip” G. Shotwell, 92, of Wilmington, died Monday, July 13 at home. Doris was the daughter of Harmon R. and Elizabeth M. Glover and sister to Hewlett Glover, Carlyn G. Skrivanos, and Jackson “Jack’ Glover.

She lived in Galveston, Texas where she met and married William G. Shoemaker. Upon his return from WWII, she moved to Kennett Square. She is survived by daughters Susan S. Norton, Janice S. Engle (Warren), Mary Beth Shoemaker (Conrad Prigger), and Anne Shoemaker. She is also survived by her grandchildren Caroline, Don, Alyson, Brad, Elizabeth and great-grandchildren Max, Kate, Sam, Kayelin and Brooks.

In 1969, she married Alfred H. Shotwell Jr. “Shotty” and shared 32 years together until his death in 2001. His son, Alfred H. Shotwell III and his family provided love and support for Skip since that time.

During her years in Kennett Square, mom was an active member of Spade and Trowel garden club. She enjoyed the talented and dedicated women who shared her love of flowers. In 1953, she won first place in the Philadelphia Flower Show for her orchid and driftwood entry. She admired simple, natural beauty and had a discerning eye for color. She successfully created a line of men’s and ladies belts. She loved listening to music, going to the beach, traveling, and spending time with her family in Florida.

The family wishes extend our deepest gratitude for the exceptional care Mom received from Home Instead and Delaware Hospice. We want to thank the Devon staff for all of their kindness.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Kennett Square Golf and Country Club 100 E. Locust Lane, Kennett Square, PA 19348 on Saturday, July 18, at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Center, Newark, DE 19711 or Alzheimer’s Association 399 Market St. Suite 102 Philadelphia, PA 19106. Arrangements are being handled by the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home Inc. (610-444-4116) of Kennett Square. To view her online tribute or to share a memory with her family, please visit

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