JOHN T. SHOVLIN, 86, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. Born in Fort Wayne, he had recently moved back after spending 1993 to November of 2012 in Fairfield Glade, Tenn. He worked in accounting with the U.S. Post Office for 29 years. He was a member of Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church, Fairfield Glade Tenn., Crossville Carving Club, Crossville, Tenn. and was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. He was an avid I.U. basketball fan who enjoyed golfing, traveling and cooking, but most of all loved his family. Surviving are his wife, Rebecca S. Shovlin of Fort Wayne; son, Robert (Judy) Shovlin of Logansport; daughter, Linda Kroells of Marietta, Ga.; stepsons, Jeffery Morgan of Fort Wayne, Charles (Rowena) Morgan of Bluffton and Gene Paul Morgan of Albion; grandchildren, Kelly (Shawn) Keith of Marietta, Ga., Beth Anne (Matt) Stonebraker of Indianapolis, Casey (Angela) Morgan of Huntington, Kristine Morgan of Bluffton, Kimberly (Stephen) Barr of Indianapolis, and Jamie (Christopher Hartley) Hobson of Farmville, Va.; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Marilyn Shovlin; father, Joseph William Shovlin; mother, Mary Theresa Shovlin; brother, Thomas Shovlin; sister, Mary Ann Hutsell; son-in-law, Dennis Kroells; and grandson, Patrick Morgan. Memorial service is 10 a.m. Saturday at Covenant United Methodist Church, 10001 Coldwater Road, with calling one hour prior. Memorial calling also from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at D. O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Road. Memorials may be made to Ronald McDonald House or Hospice of Cumberland County. To sign the online guestbook, visit


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D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes - Pine Valley
1320 East Dupont Rd. Fort Wayne, IN 46825
(260) 426-9494

Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Jan. 22, 2013