November 2, 1938 - June 18, 2020
FORTVILLE – Jimmie Ray Shoufler, age 81, of Fortville, passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at Suburban Hospice of Hancock Regional Hospital. He was born in Worthington, IN on November 2, 1938 to Ernest and Alice (Bays) Shoufler. He graduated from Charlottesville High School in 1956 and received his bachelors in science from Indiana Central College, now University of Indianapolis in 1973. Jimmie married Barbara (Hudson) on January 5, 1958 in Charlottesville. He worked for Eli Lilly for 39 years before retiring in 1993. He was a highly active volunteer with the Hancock County 4-H for 40 plus years and served as a 4-H leader, beef superintendent, president of the fair board and fair manager. At the Indiana State Fair, he helped with the beef shows for over 10 years. Jimmie was a member of the Hancock County Shorthorn Association, Indiana Shorthorn Association and American Shorthorn Association. While he was a member of the Indiana Shorthorn Association he served as secretary/treasurer. He served as secretary, treasurer, and helped with three Shorthorn Junior Nationals. Jimmie was the scholarship chairman for the Hancock County Showdown for 16 years. Among his other activities were serving on the Hancock County Planning Commission and being a member of the Indianapolis Hiking Club, leading numerous hikes. He enjoyed playing on the REMC Slow Pitch Softball Team in his younger years. Jimmie is survived by his wife, Barbara Shoufler of Fortville; children, Debbie (Duane) Vansickle of Greenfield, Dennis (Kathy) Shoufler of Fortville, and Dan (Diane) Shoufler of Fortville; grandchildren, Justin Shoufler of Fortville, Kyle Shoufler of Modoc, Zach Shoufler of Fort Collins, CO, Jacob Shoufler of Fortville, and Maggie Shoufler of Fortville; brother, Ted (Rita) Shoufler of Bloomington; sister, Sharon Sexton of Columbus; brother and sister-in-laws, Phillip and Charlotte Slaughter of Greenfield and Don and Sylvia Hudson of Greenfield; and several beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Alice Shoufler. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory, 1484 W. US Hwy. 40, Greenfield, IN 46140. A committal service will be Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel at Gravel Lawn Cemetery, 9088 W. 1025 S., Fortville, IN, 46040. Fred Powers and Jack Holiday will be officiating. Burial will follow at Gravel Lawn Cemetery. There will be a Celebration of Life held on a later date. A scholarship fund is being established by his grandchildren in his honor. Contributions can be made to “The Jim and Barbara Shoufler Youth Scholarship Fund”, c/o Greenfield Banking Co., 1920 N. State Street, Greenfield, IN 46140. Envelopes will be available at the mortuary. Friends may share a memory or condolence at www.erleweinmortuary.com.
FORTVILLE – Jimmie Ray Shoufler, age 81, of Fortville, passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at Suburban Hospice of Hancock Regional Hospital. He was born in Worthington, IN on November 2, 1938 to Ernest and Alice (Bays) Shoufler. He... View Obituary & Service Information
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