Rodney R. Shellenberger, 87, passed away January 28, 2020 at his home.
He was born in Rome, Indiana on August 16, 1932 to the late George and Daisy (Shoemaker) Shellenberger. Also preceding him in death were his sisters, Doris Bryant, Helen Popp and Lillian Ahl and brothers, Irvin Glore, Harry “Tittle”, David and Donald “Bub” Shellenberger.
Rodney was united in marriage on June 1, 1957 to Mary L. Harding, who survives. He was a handyman and could fix or make almost anything. At the age of 34 he built his own scaffolding and shingled the cupola at the Rome Courthouse, where he was a lifelong resident. For several years he worked for Lloyd Jobe Sawmill and for Bill Ransom Sawmill. Rodney enjoyed gardening and sharing with his neighbors.
Surviving is his wife of 62 years, Mary L. Shellenberger, Rome; daughter, Barbara Griseta (Marc), Chicago; grandsons, Joshua and Michael Parr; sisters, Loretta Salmon, Indianapolis and Lois Audrey Harpe, Ft. Branch.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM CST on Friday, January 31, 2020 at Huber Funeral Home, Cannelton Chapel. Rev. Ann Skiba will officiate. Burial will follow in Rowe Cemetery in Rome. Visitation will also be Friday from 9:00-11:00 AM CST at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Rome Cemetery Fund.
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