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Larry Lee Shellenbarger

Larry Lee Shellenbarger, a resident of Grace Village Retirement Community in Winona Lake and formerly of Huntington, passed away peacefully at home at 6 p.m. on Friday, August 19, 2022.

Larry was born on January 17, 1947 in Huntington. He was one of three children born to Georgeanna Bell (Tharp) and Hubert Olin Shellenbarger. He graduated from Huntington High School in 1966 and proudly enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served honorably for four years as a Mechanics Mate. Larry returned home to Huntington and worked as a Machinist Mechanic for many years. 

He was married on May 15, 1982 to Marilyn Rose Miller, and they were blessed with 40 years of marriage before he passed away. Larry was proud of his service in the Navy and dearly loved his family who will forever remember the fond memories made throughout his life. 

He leaves behind his wife, Marilyn R. Shellenbarger (Winona Lake, Indiana), four daughters, Sandra Spahn, Jennifer Shellenbarger, and Amy Hanson (all of Bellevue, Nebraska) and Sondra (Kent) Wright (Bluffton). Also surviving are seven grandchildren: John, Megan, Rhys, Granger, Noah, Ian and Everett, brother, Jerry (Daphne) Shellenbarger (San Jose, California), and his sister, Mary (Paul) Stork (Winona Lake). His parents preceded him in death.            

Larry’s life will be celebrated with a private family graveside service at Mount Hope Cemetery in Huntington and officiated by Chaplain Kelli Parker. Arrangements were entrusted to Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw. 

Memorial donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 5635 W 96th St Suite 100, Indianapolis.