JOHN T. SHETTLE, 89, of Orestes, IN, former Conference Lay Leader and Council Director and father-in-law to UMFI President Manet Shettle, passed away on May 29, 2022.
Services honoring John’s life, legacy and faith will take place at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2022, in the First United Methodist Church, 1500 North A Street, Elwood, with Bishop John Hopkins officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in the Vinson Memorial Cemetery, Summitville. The Shettle family will receive friends at the Owens Funeral Home, 412 North Harrison Street, Alexandria, on Friday, June 3, 2022, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. or on Saturday at the First United Methodist Church after 2:00 p.m., prior to the service.
John is survived by his wife of 66 years, Carolyn Sue (DeLawter) Shettle; four children, Patrick (Manet) Shettle, Commander Michael (Charity) Shettle (USN, Ret.), Laurie (Dr. Edward) Fisher, and Erin (Kim) Atwood; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; and sisters-in-law, Rosie Lasley and Sue Shettle.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Kidney Fund; or The Smile Train, or the Orestes Community Pride Committee, PO Box 32, Orestes, IN 46063, or envelopes will be available at the funeral home and church.
Condolences may be left for the family on the funeral home website.
John served as a Conference Lay Leader for the former North Indiana United Methodist Annual Conference for four years, served on many local, state and national church boards and agencies, was a delegate to several General Conferences and co-founded Operation Classroom. He also was the first layman to serve as a Director of Council on Ministry for the former North Indiana United Methodist Annual Conference.