Robert L. Shewman, 88, of Richmond, passed away on Friday, October 4.
He was born in Preble County, Ohio on August 7, 1925 to LeRoy and Helen Marguerite âPeggyâ Weidner Shewman. He married the former Norma F. Dunham on May 1, 1943. He served in the Army Air Force at the close of World War Two.
Mr. Shewman was formerly a sales manager with Culligan and later worked at Steveâs Rent-To-Own before his retirement. He was a member of Ministries of the Lamb Church in Richmond and formerly pastored a small church in Wabash. He was active in Lions International for many years and was a Charter Member of the Fountain City Lions Club. While living in Wabash, he served as the chapter president there. He also was instrumental in the formation of the Fountain City Recreational Association in the early 1960âs.
Mr. Shewman will be missed by his wife of 70 years, Norma; daughters & sons-in-law, Karen & Rex Pegg, of Wabash and Kathy & David Miller, of Ninevah; sons & daughters-in-law, Randy & Brenda Shewman, Ron & Beth Shewman, and Rusty Shewman, all of Richmond; 11 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Mr. Shewman was preceded in death by his parents and 5 siblings, Sarah Alice Shewman, William Allen Shewman, Bernard Edward Shewman, Ida Jane Riddle and Barbara Ann Lewis.
A funeral ceremony will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 8, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, October 7, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to any Lions Club chapter.