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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.”

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