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Onia Lee Shoaf

Onia Lee Shoaf

Oct. 15, 1946-Jan. 15, 2022

 

Onia Lee Shoaf, 75, of Green City, Missouri, passed away Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, at home.

He was born Oct. 15, 1946, at Tacoma, Washington, to Onia Leon and Mildred Lowery Shoaf. Onia Lee was a 1966 graduate of Turkey Run High School.

He retired in 2011 from RR Donnelley & Sons after 45 years in Crawfordsville. He served in the Army at Fort Greely, Alaska. He was a member of the American Legion in Crawfordsville for many years. He was town marshal at New Richmond for several years, also a Montgomery County Sheriff Reserve for 11 years before moving to Green City, Missouri. He enjoyed riding and racing motorcycles, also racing go-karts, hunting trips out west with family and friends, coyote hunting, making scrap into unusual items.

It made him happy to uplift someone’s spirit that was having a bad day, until they would be smiling and feeling better, that would fill him with joy and make his day. If someone needed something, Onia would do whatever he could to help. Onia was in good health after two heart attacks, prostate cancer, radiation therapy, hormone therapy, skin cancer, until the last couple of days of his life.

Onia Lee is survived by wife Mary Elizabeth (Blocher-Baker) Shoaf of 24 years and 15 days; previous wife, Janet (Goff) Shoaf; daughters from a former marriage, Christina “Christy” Marie Shoaf (Robert) LaFaver of Green City, Missouri, and Laurie Lee Shoaf Bane of Waynetown; two step-daughters, Angela Marie Baker (Jason) Isley of Silver Lake and Kimberly Ann Baker (Troy) Carey of Wabash; 13 grandchildren, Stetson Ray Hodgen of Green City, Missouri, Daylen Marie Bane (Isaac) Fruits of Lafayette, Mckenna Grace Bane of Waynetown, Carrie LaFaver (Luie) Sanchez of Liberty, Missouri, Marrisa LaFaver (Zack) Western of Greentop, Missouri, Blythe LaFaver of St. Charles, Samantha Leigh Carey of Scottsburg, Rebecca Michelle Carey of Plymouth, Leigha Elizabeth Carey and Logan Patrick Carey, both of Wabash, Mathew Robert Carey of Warsaw, Allissa Paige Isley of Claypool and Brooke AnnMarie Isley of Liberty Mills; seven great-grandchildren and one on the way; brother Oscar (Judy) Shoaf of Delphi; four sisters, Carolyn Shoaf (Michael) Young, Marilyn Shoaf (Mark) Easterling, both of Crawfordsville, Charlotte Shoaf Lowery of Cocoa Beach, Florida, and Patricia Shoaf Shuhmacher of Vero Beach, Florida; several nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Morris Leon Shoaf; and stillborn sister, Charlene Shoaf Belamour.

Visitation will be from 1 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24 at Burkhart Funeral Home, Crawfordsville. Services with military rites will begin at 6:30 p.m. Cremation will take place after the service.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the charity or your choice.

Online condolences may be made at www.BurkhartFH.com.

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