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Robert ShewmanRobert 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.
Dear Norma and Karen,
I wish to express my sympathy to both of you and all of your family. Praying that God will be with you and comfort you.
Janet Quillen Oct 13 2013 12:00 AM
We returned from vacation to find out about Uncle Bob's passing. We are so saddened. Our deepest sympathy to everyone.
Gordon and Karynn Riddle Oct 10 2013 12:00 AM
Dear Karen, Randy and Ron.
Don and I send sincere condolences on the death of our old friend Bob. Your dad was so much fun! I know I won a penny vote contest because he stuff my jar. He was always laughing and made everyone feel special. You are very fortunate to have so many good memories. He was a good man.
Peace to you and the family.
Joyce and Don
Joyce and Don Hutchison Oct 10 2013 12:00 AM
Norma and Family,
Condolences to the entire family. Bob was a great man, and will be greatly missed. I have good memories of Bob at church. I'm sorry I could not attend the services.
Randy Baker Oct 9 2013 12:00 AM
To all family members, I am deeply sorry for your loss. He still looks the same with the exception of the gray hair. I remember playing at the house in Fountain City with Kathy. I can close my eyes and see Bob sitting in his chair asking us what we were up to.
I didn't know he had passed until my sister-in-law Barbara (Buddy's wife) sent this. Just take care of each other and be happy that you got to keep him as long as you did.
Love to All,
Nan Busby Wymer Oct 8 2013 12:00 AM
We want to express our sympathy for the loss of Bob. He was a great man. We remember all the bible studies we had in our home with you guys present. You both have poured into our lives over the years. I asked our girls if they remember Bob and they both said yes.. the "balloon man" .. He made an impact even on the younger ones. Just know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Bob will be missed. Sorry we can not be there. We had just gotten back from a Mission trip and have plans to come up in another week. Sending you lots of hugs and prayers
Scott & Shelly Clegg
Scott & Shelly Clegg Oct 7 2013 12:00 AM
I used to work with Bob at Mr Steve's. He always had a great attitude, a big booming salesman's voice and a love of donuts. I have always remembered him with fondness and am sorry for your loss.
Julie Swain Oct 7 2013 12:00 AM
Sorry to hear of your loss. Many wonderful memories...
Karen Hercules Oct 7 2013 12:00 AM
Dear Norma and family,
I was saddened to see in today's paper, Bob's death. Although we know he is in a better place, we will miss him. Ron and I are in Florida so we will not be able to give you a hug in person, but on behalf of the Richmond Lions Club, know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. A memorial brick in Bob's name will be placed at Camp Woodsmoke, the Lions Club District 25F Camp for Disabled children and adults. In addition, a monetary memorial gift will be decided on by the Club at our November Board Meeting. Again, our thoughts and prayers are with you. I will miss Bob on a personal level, in that, he was my sponsor 13 yrs ago when I made the decision to join the Richmond Lions Club.
Idris Smith, Secretary
Richmond Lions Club
Idris Smith Oct 7 2013 12:00 AM
I is my pleasure to serve as President of the Richmond Lions Club this year . When I first joined Liions 5 years ago I remember that first meeting meeting Lion Bob. You husband always had a big smile and greeted you like you where old friends. When you talked to Lion Bob you could tell that he had a personal relationship with his God. As Christains we celebrate with you the promise of God to see him again. I am deeply sorry for your loss
Wayne Karanovich Oct 7 2013 12:00 AM