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Roy Dean Schoeff

Roy Dean Schoeff, 82, of Poneto, IN, and with family ties to Warren, IN, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne.

Mr. Schoeff graduated from Lancaster Central High School in 1957.  He worked for Corning Glass in Bluffton from its initial construction in the mid-1960s until after its closing in the late 1980s.  He also served as the clerk/treasurer for the town of Poneto for over 30 years and was a member of the Poneto Lions Club for many years. He was a long-time member of Poneto United Methodist Church, where he served on many committees and sang in the choir.  He recently returned to his childhood home church, The Church at McNatt.

He was born on Aug. 3, 1939, in Dillman, to Glen and Helen Roush Schoeff.  He married Janet Ann Cash on June 14, 1964, in Bluffton. She preceded him in death on Jan. 17, 2020.

Survivors include three daughters, Cara Schoeff, of Fort Wayne, Shelley (Todd) Preston, of Warren, and Sheryl (Carl) Lusher, of Auburn; a son, Brad (Abigail) Schoeff, of Bluffton; three sisters, Carol Meeks, of Ossian, Joyce Nuenschwander, of Bluffton, and Glennis (Wayne) Henly, of Ossian; seven grandchildren, Mallory (Chase) Harris, Cole Preston, Colin (Olivia) Lusher, Macy Lusher, Sebastian Schoeff, Allison Schoeff and Catherine Schoeff; and three great-grandchildren.

Calling will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, from 3 to 7 p.m., at Goodwin – Cale & Harnish Memorial Chapel in Bluffton.  

A funeral service will take place on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, at 10:30 a.m., at the funeral home, with one hour of visitation prior to the service. Rev. Bill VanHaften will officiate.  

Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Warren.

Memorials may be made to The Church at McNatt or the Poneto Volunteer Fire Department.