E. Stanley Shew

November 30, 2022

E. Stanley Shew Obituary

Frist Funeral Home

E. Stanley (Stan) Shew passed away peacefully in the morning of November 30, 2022. He was 94 years old. He grew up in Bloomingdale, IN and graduated from Bloomingdale H.S. in 1946. Stan went to Purdue University, met his wife to be, Vera while they were both working at the Wood Hall dining room, and graduated in 1950 with a degree in Agricultural Engineering. The day after graduation, he was drafted into the Army, serving two years during the Korean War in Korea and Japan, attaining the rank of Staff Sgt. in the Signal Corps. After returning home, he and Vera were married in 1953 and moved to Clinton, IN. There he began farming with his father and brother Ray, where he helped build a successful grain, hog, and cattle operation, while also utilizing early sustainable farming techniques.

Always a creative person, he could fix almost anything and enjoyed nature. He loved taking his camera out on a cold snowy morning to capture photos of tree limbs with birds, deer and corn fields covered in layers of snow and ice. He was also interested in antique Massey Harris tractors and going to the Massey shows in IN and elsewhere.

Stan served actively on several organizations including Vermillion County Farm Bureau, Vermillion Co. Purdue Ag. Alumni, Clinton State Bank Board, South Vermillion School Board, IN Massey Harris Antique Tractor Assoc., and the Covered Bridge Antique Power Club. He was very involved in the Clinton First United Methodist Church by serving on various boards and committees while also giving the occasional sermon.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Loren and Audrey Shew, a sister and brother-in-law, Martha Parker (Dan), and a grandson, Jeff Shew.

Stan in survived by his wife of 69 years, Vera Shew, and four children, Ed (Elizabeth) of Clinton, David (Susan) of Napa, CA, Mark (Lori) of Terre Haute, and Ellen Shew Holland (Robert) of Dallas, TX. He is also survived by his brother L. Ray (Gayle) of Clinton, and C. Lansing (Nola) of Lansing, MI. Additional members include seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be at Frist Funeral Home Saturday December 3, 2022, from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. service beginning at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Tom Barnett officiating.  A burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park with Military Honors.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Clinton First Untied Methodist Church or the Vermillion County Community Foundation.

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December 3, 2022

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Frist Funeral Home, Inc.
458 Blackman St.
Clinton, IN 47842

Funeral Service
December 3, 2022

1:30 PM
Frist Funeral Home, Inc.
458 Blackman St.
Clinton, IN 47842


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