Allen L. Shinnaberry, 66, passed away Friday morning at his residence in Van Wert.
He was born on May 3, 1952, in Van Wert the son of the late William Edward and Wilma Irene (Miltenberger) Shinnaberry. On July 1, 1972, he married the former Joanne L. Lichtenberger who survives.
Other family members include his two daughters, Shelley Pease and Sheila (Lamont’e) Granger all of Van Wert; four grandchildren, Brianna Couch, Brittney Bradley, Devin Couch and Katie Bradley; two step grandchildren, Lashawne and Chey Granger; a brother, Tony L. (Joyce) Shinnaberry of Van Wert; and a sister, Debra (Steve) Thatcher of Van Wert.
Allen was preceded in death by a sister, Tanya E. Shinnaberry.
He was a 1971 graduate of Van Wert High School and retired from Sonoco in Van Wert in 1988.
Allen was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church where he was chairman of the men’s group. He had initiated gospel concerts at Wesley Park and Fountain Park. Allen was also the sound technician for Michael Semer, and they performed in nursing homes and other venues for 18 years.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at Wesley United Methodist Church with Pastors Tim Owens and Seeyong Lee. Interment will follow at Van Wert Woodland Cemetery. Calling hours are 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m., at Cowan & Son Funeral Home and one hour prior to services at the Church.
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