December 11, 2012

Vearle Wendell Shafer

LOGANSPORT — Vearle Wendell Shafer, 85, Logansport, formerly of Athens, Ohio, passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, at his home.

Born Feb. 7, 1927, in Athens, Ohio, he was one of eight children of the late Thearle W. and Orpha I. Bean Shafer. He married Betty Josephine Ward on Aug. 29, 1949, and later served in the U.S. Navy from 1952-1955.

In 2002 he settled in Logansport to be near his son, David, and family.

Vearle is survived by his son, Vearle David (Donna) Shafer, Logansport; daughter, Shera (Justin) Argabright, Charleston, S.C.; five grandchildren, Angela (Robert) McMinn and Alicia (Anthony) Hagen, both of Logansport, Andrew (Kristin) Shafer, Austin, Texas, Ashlee (Jonathon) Sellers, Indianapolis, and Megan Argabright, Charleston, SC, and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Nov. 28 in Athens with military rites. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Bethel Temple, Logansport. Friends and family are encouraged to attend.

Memorials may be made to Bethel Temple, 915 16th St.

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