Shelbyville Daily Union


June 1, 2013

Roy Shuff



       Roy C. Shuff, 72, of Shelbyville, died peacefully at his home at 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 31, 2013, surrounded by his family.

       Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2013 in the First United Methodist Church of Shelbyville with Rev. Dan Seibert, Dr. Bruce Owens and Dr. David Middleton officiating. Visitation will be from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. Monday and 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Tuesday both in Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville. Masonic rites will be held at 7:00 p.m. Monday in the funeral home by Jackson Masonic Lodge #53 of Shelbyville. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville. Memorials may be given to Cancer Care Specialists of Central Illinois in Decatur, Lincolnland Hospice, Save Our Chautauqua Fund, or the First United Methodist Church Parsonage Fund.

       Mr. Shuff was born on September 29, 1940 in Dugout, near Shelbyville, IL, the son of Edgar C. and Retta B. Osborn Shuff. He graduated from Shelbyville High School in the Class of 1958 and attended Sparks Business College in Shelbyville. He married Marilyn J. Frakes on January 14, 1962 in the First Christian Church of Vandalia, IL. Roy began working at Gene & Barney’s in Shelbyville. He later worked for El Bauer Chevrolet in Decatur, IL and then Prudential Insurance Company in Springfield, IL. He returned to Shelbyville and purchased the Earl Riley Insurance Agency in 1977, which later became Shelbyville Insurance Services Inc., with partners Harry Russell, Dutch Firnhaber and Randy Biehler. Roy retired from the insurance agency in 2006 and then worked for Grabb Motors in Shelbyville.

       Roy was a member of the Jackson Masonic Lodge #53 of Shelbyville, Ansar Shrine of Springfield, Shelby County Shrine Club, Greater Shelbyville Area Chamber of Commerce, Shelby Memorial Hospital Board of Directors serving as their President, First United Methodist Church serving on the Trustees and Finance Committee, and Moose Lodge #1294 of Shelbyville. He also served on the Shelby County Economic Development Committee and the Chautauqua Committee in Shelbyville. Roy enjoyed helping with the 4th of July Celebrations in Shelbyville and collected money for the fireworks. He also helped collect money for the Shriners through their coloring books.

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