Edward L. Shear, 71, rural Lagro, died at 11:20 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 10, at his home. He was born May 24, 1942 in Wabash County, to Charles, Sr. and Helen (Campbell) Shear.
Ed was a 1960 graduate of Lagro High School, and earned his associate’s degree from the International Business College, Fort Wayne in 1962. He married Becky Camp at the Lagro United Methodist Church on March 16, 1962. He worked at North Central Co-Op 40 years, retiring in 2005 as the petroleum manager. Ed was a life long member of the Lagro United Methodist Church and was a member of the Farm Bureau Inc. Board of Directors. He enjoyed attending all of his grandkids activities and also loved corvettes.
He is survived by his wife, Becky Shear, Lagro; three children, Deb (Steve) Conner, Urbana, Todd (Angel) Shear, Lagro, and Tammy (Randy) Keaffaber, Wabash; eight grandchildren, Luke Abraham, Greenfield, Alexandra Shear, Cincinnati, Ohio, Bailey Shear, Lagro, Ryan Keaffaber, Wabash, Noah Shear, Lagro, Abby Keaffaber, Wabash, India Shear, Lagro, and Ally Keaffaber, Wabash; siblings, Charles R. (Sheryl) "Chuck" Shear Jr., Marion, Jerry Shear, West Lafayette, Norma Lovejoy, Fort Wayne, and Larry (Sharon) Shear, Urbana. He was preceded in death by parents, sister, Janet Rochford, and grandson, Chad Edward Keaffaber.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 14 at Lagro United Methodist Church, 1100 Main Street, Lagro, with Pastor Rick Borgman officiating. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery, Lagro. Friends may call 3-8 p.m., Wednesday, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Preferred memorial is Lagro United Methodist Church or Wabash County Hospital Oncology Department.
The memorial guest book for Ed may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.