Basil L. Shaffer

Basil Leroy Shaffer, 81, of Churubusco, IN, and a former resident of Huntington County, IN, died Friday, March 17, 2017, at Miller’s Merry Manor, in Columbia City.

Mr. Shaffer grew up in Huntington County and graduated from Lancaster High School in 1953. He was employed by GTE for 33 years, retiring in 1988.

He was born Aug. 27, 1935, in Marion to John and Nellie Southerly Shaffer. He married Linda Weller on July 3, 1954, in Huntington, and she survives.

Additional survivors include a son, Michael (Kris) Shaffer; four daughters, Michelle (Julian) Morris, Julie McHenry, Leslie Mullen and Rebecca (Gerald) Thompson; and a sister, Linda Owen.

Calling is Monday, March 20, 2017, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., with a service following at 4 p.m., at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial will be at Lancaster Cemetery, Huntington County.

Memorial gifts may be made to Parkview Home Health Care and Hospice.