Shelbyville Daily Union

Homepage

June 4, 2013

Shelbyville mourns loss of mayor

The city of Shelbyville lost one of its most ardent supporters Friday when Mayor Roy Shuff died after a battle with cancer.

First elected Shelbyville mayor in 2007, Shuff served in that office until his death.

An enthusiastic supporter of many projects, Shuff took part in the Sister City Program with Okuwa, Japan, hosting visitors from that city in Shelbyville and making a trip to Japan in 2008. He also worked to keep International Paper in Shelbyville, welcomed several new businesses into the community and was an advocate of the Downtown Streetscape Project and the Mini Park.

And his love for his hometown shone bright and true through all the projects, committees and activities that Shuff was a part of, whether for the city, his church or one of the organizations where he was a very valued member.

It's a testament to the way he lived his life that the members of the community when talking about Shuff use the same words over and over -- enthusiastic, dedicated, honest, good, funny, intelligent, dependable.

Bill Shoaff has known Roy Shuff all his life. “He was born and raised here, same as me,” Shoaff said. “He just loved Shelbyville, and anything to do with kids and sports.”

Shoaff, who previously served as mayor of Shelbyville and now serves as a commissioner on the city council, has worked alongside Shuff on many committees and projects. “He was very good to work with, very community minded. Anytime he couldn’t attend a meeting or event, he always called and made sure someone would cover it for him. He always made sure everything was covered.”

One of Shoaff’s most vivid memories of Shuff is when the two men were part of group who took visitors from Japan to Chicago on the train to see the city and enjoy a Cubs baseball game. The day turned out to be an adventure. After the group left the train and walked down State Street, they witnessed a mugging, a police chase and an accident. “Roy often brought that (trip) up,” said Shoaff. “It was a very memorable experience and he would always laugh about it.”

Text Only
Local News
Obituaries
Homepage
  • Pana shooting leaves suspect dead, officer wounded

     Illinois authorities have identified a man who shot and wounded a police officer before being killed by troopers during an exchange of gunfire.

    July 29, 2014

  • Drowning victim identified

    A weekend drowning victim has been identified by the Shelby County Sheriff's office.

    July 28, 2014

  • 072914 trail work pic 2 Local volunteers assist AmeriCorps workers on Illini Trail

    The AmeriCorps NCCC crew got a boost of help on July 19 from community volunteers to work on the Chief Illini Trail at Lake Shelbyville.The crew is rehabilitating the trail, which has been neglected over time. The 11-mile hiking trail runs between Lo

    July 28, 2014 2 Photos

  • Drowning death reported

    A Shelbyville woman is the apparently victim of a drowning Sunday morning.

    July 27, 2014

  • Findlay Walleye Festival begins Friday

    A variety of entertainment for the whole family beckons visitors to the annual Findlay Walleye Festival this weekend.The Festival begins at 4 p.m. Friday evening with music by Jim Allen and Country Classics with Kelsey Beard and Curt Wooters, followe

    July 21, 2014

Celebrations
  • Montgomery to celebrate 80th

    Paul Montgomery of Stewardson will celebrate his 80th birthday with an open house August 3 from 2-4 p.m. at the Windsor Christian Church fellowship center, 1101 Broadway, Windsor.He was born August 5, 1934, at Clinton, Illinois, to Rollie and Mona Mo

    July 28, 2014

Featured Ads
AP Video
Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN
Poll

Should the minimum wage for workers be raised in Illinois?

Yes
No
     View Results
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Helium debate
Helium