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Edward Lee Shoffner


Edward Lee Shoffner, 77, of Lewistown, passed away at 7:10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at the Lima Memorial Health System.

He was born in Bellefontaine on Jan. 19, 1936, to the late Harley and Opal Reed Shoffner. He married the former Mary Elizabeth Purtee and she preceded him in death Oct. 7, 2011. He also was preceded in death by a son, Ricky; three sisters, Bernice Miller, Shirley Easton and Patricia “Shug” Miller; and two brothers, Ronald “Buck” Shoffner and Glenn “Huck” Shoffner.

He is survived his four children, Ginger (Ruela) Newland and Cindy Shoffner, both of Cridersville, Vickie (Sam) Allen of Wapakoneta and Edward (Laura) Bobby Shoffner of Springfield; two stepchildren, Brenda Carman of Marion and Sandy Hood of Piqua; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, stepgrandchildren, nieces and nephews; two brothers, Melvin “Gene” (Dolores) Shoffner of Rancho Cordova, Calif., and Lewis Alspaugh of Bellefontaine; and a sister-in-law, Mary Shoffner of Lakeview.

Edward had retired as an employee of Logan County and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Pastor Glenn Gault officiates a graveside service at 1 p.m. Monday at Huntsville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in care of the Smith-Eichholtz Funeral Home, Lakeview, where condolences may be expressed at

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