Ned E. Shelpman

December 13, 1947 - February 16, 2020

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Friday, February 21, 2020 11:30 AM OakDale Cemetery

Ned E. Shelpman, 72 of Urbana Ohio passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2020 in his home surrounded by his loving family.

Ned was born December 13, 1947 in Urbana Ohio the son of the late James "Bud" and Goldie (Kennedy) Shelpman.

He was a 1966 graduate of Urbana High School. He served his county in United States Army during the Vietnam era and was stationed in Germany. After leaving the military, he worked at Navistar International where he retired after 30 years of service. Ned was a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans Chapter OH 13, a member of the Pearce Kern A.L Post #120, the Veteran of Foreign Wars, and the Am-Vets. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing cards. But his favorite past time was shooting the breeze with his friends and being with family.

He is survived by his son, Jon (Jennie) Shelpman, his grandchildren, Travis and Aaron Shelpman, his great grandchildren, Skyler and Sage; his first wife, mother of his children and best friend, Barb Keller; his second wife and long-time friend, Debbie Shelpman along with special friends, Judi Hershey, Dale Eichelberger, and Chip (Linda) Bodey and many cousins.

Ned is preceded in death by his parents, his son, Jeffery Shelpman and his beloved dog, Ringo.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of Hospice of Dayton, especially Carlos and Megan as well as the friends and staff at Vernon Funeral Home.

A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, February 21, 2020 in the Mausoleum at OakDale Cemetery, Urbana with Pastor Chris Livingston officiating. For those attending the service, please dress in comfortable, casual attire per Ned's wishes.

Services entrusted to VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana.

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M. Emily Houte Grossman - Feb 22, 2020
Neddie, as he was known as a six year old, and I started school together in Mrs. Fetz' First Grade Class at Central Ward. The Shelpman's must have lived next door to Mrs. Fetz because I remember Neddie telling Mrs. Fetz that he could sit on the stair landing in his house (when he was supposed to be in bed) and watch her tv and hear the sound from his parent's set. We laughed at his story when he asked her one day please to watch a particular show since that was the one his parents watched instead of the one Mr. and Mrs. Fetz watched. It sounds as if his joy of life never diminished. Condolences to the Shelpman Family.
Mary Ellen Johnson - Feb 22, 2020
So sorry to see this! Ned was always a fun loving guy with alot of friends and always so well liked by classmates and friends. His smile could literally charm the socks off you! Prayers go out to his family present and past members!
Charlotte(Bricker) Brooks - Feb 22, 2020
Remembering Ned always brought a smile to my face. Always happy go lucky Smile never changed in all these years. He will be missed. So sorry for your loss. Prayers and condolences to the family.
Pamala Seeberg Schenk - Feb 22, 2020
Remembering Ned during our high school days. He was a hoot. My heart goes out to the family for their loss.
Amy Jumper - Feb 19, 2020
Sending thoughts and prayers to the family
Rhonda Smith - Feb 18, 2020
You guys are in my thoughts and prayers..lots of love and hugs coming your way

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