Leslie David Shay

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Leslie David Shay, 73

Leslie David Shay, 73, of Lafayette, died at 4:52pm Wed.-Nov. 13, 2013 at his residence. He was born May 3, 1940 in Mitchel, SD, to the late Harvey & Yvonne Rubida Shay. His marriage was to Elonia Jean Gross in Peru, on Oct. 17, 1965, and she survives. They lived in Carroll County, Delphi area, for 44 years, before moving to Lafayette for the past 4 years. He was a 1958 graduate of Mt. Vernon, SD High School, and was a U.S. Air Force Veteran, serving from Oct. 1961-Oct. 1965. He worked for 37 1/2 years for the Norfolk & Southern Railroad, as a switchman and foot board yard master, retiring on Jan. 3, 2002. He was a lifetime member of the U.T.U. #206, the Delphi VFW #9383, and formerly the Delphi American Legion #75. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, NASCAR, drivers Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson, and his big garden he put out every spring. Surviving: wife-Elonia Jean Shay of Lafayette; daughters-Lori & Art Weimer of West Lafayette, Angela Yvonne Shay of Lafayette; son-Leslie & Lisa Shay of Delphi; sister-Marilyn Bowman of McVille, ND; brother-Gary & Glennice Shay of Chaska, MN; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren survive. Preceded in death by an inf. granddaughter. Services: Friends may call Friday from 5-8pm at Abbott Funeral Home-Delphi. Service there Saturday 11am, Rev. Ed Selvidge officiating. Burial at Masonic Cemetery-Delphi, with the Carroll County Honor Guard providing Military Rites. Online condolences: abbottfuneralhome@frontier.com

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Delphi, IN 46923
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Published in the Journal & Courier from Nov. 14 to Nov. 15, 2013
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