Leon A. Shoup

Born: Mon., Aug. 14, 1922
Died: Sat., Sep. 23, 2017


3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Sep. 26, 2017
Location: First Presbyterian Church

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Wed., Sep. 27, 2017
Location: First Presbyterian Church

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Leon A. Shoup, 95, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017 on the family farm in Montpelier, Ohio where he was born on August 14, 1922 to Albert and Myrtle (Faber) Shoup. Leon graduated from Montpelier High School in 1939. He honorably served his country in the United States Army during WWII and was active with the Occupation of Japan. In 1956 he married his love, Lila Irene Ames in Bryan and they lived together on the family farm for 58 years before her passing on February 18, 2015. In 1959 the couple adopted son, Lane and in 1961 they adopted sibling daughters, Lori and Linda.

Leon was a farmer and all of his hobbies related to agriculture. He was a member of West Bethesda Church and a 50- year member of First Presbyterian Church both in Montpelier where he served as deacon. He was also a life-long member of the Ohio Grange and played an active role within the Montpelier community.  Leon was well loved and will be dearly missed.

He is survived by his two daughters, Lori Shoup of Sandusky, OH and Linda (Joel) Tomkalski of Westlake, OH; son, Lane (Wendy) Shoup of Montpelier; two grandchildren, Joshua Shoup of Madison, MS and Holly Tomkalski of Westlake, OH; and other family members and good friends.

Leon was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Lila Shoup, all of his brothers, sisters and in-laws. He was the last living family member of his generation.

Visitation for Leon will be held on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from 3-7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Montpelier. Funeral services will take place on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the church with Reverend David Tilly to officiate. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Montpelier. Military honors presented by Montpelier V.F.W.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Great Hour of Sharing c/o the First Presbyterian Church.

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Marilyn Dunseth Moor
   Posted Mon September 25, 2017
I am sorry to hear of Leon's passing. What a good neighbor he was and a great family man and farmer. Prayers for the kids and their families. God bless you.

Kim Winzeler
   Posted Tue September 26, 2017
Lori, Linda, Lane
Such a lovely photo collage of your family. I remember spending a
very cold Christmas Eve at the farm with the church, what a wonderful
time that was. My sincere condolences to you and your families.

Marlow and Phyllis Smethurst
   Posted Tue September 26, 2017
Our sympathy to the family. Marlow spent many hours working in the fields with Leon when Marlow was young. We remember our school classes going to the maple sugar camps every spring. Leon and Lila were a very important part of the community. May all the memories strengthen you through this difficult time.

Carol Deitsch
   Posted Tue September 26, 2017
Lori, Linda, Lane and families...

We were so very sorry to hear of Leon's passing. He will be so greatly missed by ALL who knew him. I feel very blessed having known Leon my whole life. He always had a smile and a kind word or a funny expression followed by that little chuckle of his. :-)

Our hearts will forever be touched with love and gratitude for having known Leon Shoup.

We are with you all in spirit.

In Love and Sympathy,

Carol and Brion Deistch

Suzette Whetro
   Posted Wed September 27, 2017
Lori, Linda, Lane, and families,

My sympathies and prayers in your time of loss. I have so many memories of Leon (and Lila) through church activities. I cherish growing up with everyone.

I do believe any child who went to Superior would also know your dad as everyone learned (sooner or later) that the wind shifts during recess would produce a wonderful smell from the Shoup farm!


Vickie Sherwood
   Posted Sat September 30, 2017
Dear Lori, Linda and Lane and families,
We are so sorry to hear of Leon's passing. Attending First Pres meant knowing Leon and Lila. So many good memories.

All our love,
Gary & Vickie Teats Sherwood

Deenie Siebenaler
   Posted Tue October 03, 2017
Lori, Linda, and Lane,
Uncle Leon was such a cool guy. It brought back so many great memories watching the picture video! He is the last of a very awesome generation of wonderful relatives!! He will be greatly missed. Not only as an Uncle but as an awesome Neighbor.... a stinky one! Ha Ha! Pigs will do that to you!! The pig roast(Barn) parties will be passed on to this generation too! Love you,
Deenie, Tony, Andy & Mitch Siebenaler

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