Nikki Lynn Shoe
(1979 - 1994)

Nikki Lynn Shoe

Ohio, United States of America
May 31, 1979

Ohio, United States of America
March 30, 1994

Cheerleading Softball basketball Gymnastics,Track
She was a daughter, sister, niece, granddaughter, cousin and friend. She was the daughter of Steven and Darlene Shoe and had a brother Randy. She had a brother Jacob born after her death. Nikki was in a car accident in 1994 at the age of 14. She had left the school with some friends to get something to eat. On the way back to the school her boyfriend tried to pass a car and lost control. rolling the car. Nikki died at the scene. That was the call no parent wants to get and our life changed forever. The only difference now is when we think of her we can smile instead of always crying. She is the first thought when you wake up in the morning and the last thought when you go to bed at night. She would have wanted to be remembered as the girl who had such a gift at making everyone special. She had that SMILE that could lite up a room and a laugh that would make you SMILE. So many letters we received stated that her heart was as big as her hair and her Smile. That is how we now symbol her with her ball number 3 and a SMILEY face. She so loved her brother and her dog a Yorkie( Bambi) Seeing her eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with Diet Pepsi was not unusual. Cheering was one of her passions and along with softball. Also she had participated in basketball, track, and gymnastics. We were so proud to see her in the Miss Indian Lake Pageant. She was so beautiful and spoke with such confidence. Being runner up was fine with her because the winner was her friend. Thats our girl and thats how she was. Years have passed and we still wonder " Who she'd be today."There are no promises of tomorrow but oh how we wish we had yesterdays. We know Nikki is with us, we get messages all the time. She's gone but NOT forgotten." May love be what she Remembers most"


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Very nice Darlene. 💖
Mary Foreman (Friend)
May 2nd, 2019
I remember being at Kelly Vogel's house one night when all the girls were there swimming, being really popular, and busting out some random (Gloria's) tumbling skills whenever possible. My long-suffering sister could rarely get away from her annoying little brother who'd rather read books than go outside and, I dunno, be active. Fresh air? NO. I must've finished the book I was reading that day, because I began practicing my other favorite hobby: feeling sorry for myself. Must've gotten sick of being a recluse, because I came out of hiding, probably in Danielle's room, my go-to oasis, and looked around at my all-female options. Did Kris Hall want to be my fri--hell no, scary vibe. Kelly? She was doing a cartwheel and eating one of Danielle's Pop Tarts at the same time. Where was my favorite of the bunch? Where was Nikki?

I found her in Karen's bedroom, on the cordless (would someone just invent the cell phone already?), talking to her BF. When she saw me, she didn't scream, tell me to go awaaaaaay, make fun of me for being so socially awkward at such a young age. Her smile was bigger than any I'd ever seen. She was totally wasting it on me, yet seemed completely fine with it.

At the expense of her own fun, Nikki invited me in, had me sit down on the bed beside her, quickly commanding her BF to "Say hi to Jay." I'm sure he was pumped, but not really. There, now everyone was comfortable, one of Nikki's specialties. She asked me what was wrong, and I think I made something up about missing my parents, when, let's be honest, I missed my Super Nintendo and just wanted attention from the nicest, warmest, prettiest girl I'd ever met. I'm not sure how long I stayed in that room, probably as long as I could, but Nikki never made me feel rushed. No way, she had an endless supply of patience for, of all people, Amy Clark's little brother and his self-induced sadness. Nikki, quite literally, made time for the little people. That's what made her so special, so genuine, so unforgettably REAL, in my eyes, and I'm sure the eyes of anyone else lucky enough to borrow a few minutes from her.
Jay Clark (Friend)
October 27th, 2012
Happy Birthday Nikki, there hasn't been a year that's passed that I don't remember this day. Our memories of you will be cherished forever.
This site is beautiful Darlene. I loved reading the timeline, it's bittersweet how the memories seem to take us back in time. Every time I get out of the shower and reach for a brush, I can hear Nikki telling me not to brush my hair when it's wet because it breaks the hair and causes split ends. I remember staying at your house and bragging to my mom about how cool Nikki's parents were because we were allowed to take the cushions off of the furniture and do gymnastics in the house. I have to smile. There's so many little memories that really are BIG now. I think of you, Steve & the boys often....hugs to you all today.
Mandy Miller (friendMillerFriend)
May 31st, 2012
Happy B-Day Sis !
Missing you !
Randy Shoe (Brother)
May 31st, 2012
Thinking of you today like everyday.
Miss ya "Big Sis"
Love Always Randy !
Randy Shoe (Brother)
May 28th, 2012
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"Happy Angel 33rd Birthday Nikki. We had 33 smiley face balloons and took them to the cemetery for your birthday today. We played Happy Birthday song and There is a heaven. We know you saw us. We shared tears and Smiles."
darlene shoe Mom
May 31st, 2012
"Her memory will last forever as our love for her will also. This is such a beautiful sight to go to when you want to be close to her. She was so lucky to have the best parents ever. God Bless you Darlene and Steve"
Cheryl Lyons
April 2nd, 2012
"What a beautiful girl with a million dollar smile! Cherish all the wonderful memories and someday you will reunite to see her beautiful smile again."
Amy Lump
April 1st, 2012
"What a beautiful way for memories to be shared. Nikki was such a beautiful girl, she brighten the room when she walked in. I remember her coming into the salon with DQ,excited about her day telling mom all the details. Thinking of you with love."
Terri Ropp
March 31st, 2012
"Nikki a part of me went with you 18 years ago today, I will never be the same person but I'm who I am, because I had a daughter like you. I was blessed to have you in my life. Miss you baby girl and hugs to heaven. Mom"
Mom Shoe
March 30th, 2012
"Our memory of Nikki will live on forever. Nice to have this site to go to on those days when you want to be closer to her. Love her miss her. God Bless Steve and Darlene for all they have endured. Love you all"
Cheryl Lyons
March 30th, 2012
"I know Keisha thought she was the best babysitter ever because she braided her hair and made her beautiful...and she always thought Nikki was so beautiful and she took the time to make her "pretty" too! What a special girl she was!"
Soozie Keller
March 30th, 2012
"To a very special person !! I LOVE and Miss you so very much. I know you are up in heaven "SMILING" down on all of us. Forever in my Heart..I LOVE YOU AS MUCH TODAY AS I LOVED YOU THEN. Aunt LISA"
Lisa Legge
March 30th, 2012
"this is a beautiful tribute to nikki-she was a beautiful girl.sometimes things happen and we do not understand why-i am still missing Heidi who i lost last march.i know the Lord had plans for her,and for nikki as well.they were both born in 79!"
patti fichtner
March 30th, 2012
"Missing you Nikki, I will always be your Daddy and you will always be my little girl. So wishing to see your Smile today. Dad"
Steve Shoe
March 30th, 2012


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