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Obituary: Paul Franklin Shoaf, Hope

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Paul Franklin Shoaf, 82, of Hope, died at 6:45 p.m. Monday, February 11, 2013, at his home.

He was born to Roy Franklin Shoaf and Mary Kathryn Minor on May 1, 1930. He married Elsie Pauline Graham on August 7, 1952, and she survives.

Paul was self-employed in the construction business and was in the Navy, serving as a Seabee during the Korean War. He was a member of the Conservation Club and the American Legion. He loved to hunt and fish.

The funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 16, 2013, in the main gym at Hauser High School, with  N. Strait Hill officiating. Calling hours will be at the gym from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, February 15, 2013, and from 9 a.m. until service time Saturday. Burial will be at Hope Moravian Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion in memory of Paul.

Pallbearers will be Mike Kern, Tony Holder, Jed Shoaf, Bill Lykins, Jim Flint and Larry Kleinhenz. Honorary pallbearers are Bob May, Harold Zollman, Julius Bayles and John Norman.

Surviving along with Elsie, his wife of 60 years, are their children, Jay (Nancy), Jim (RaNae), Jeff (Cindy), Joel (Crystal), John (Teresa), Jerry (Selah), Jack (Sandy), Jesse (Lisa), Jeanette Kirk, Jordan (Stephanie), Jed, Joanna Nida and Julius (Cammille); 69 grandchildren; and 41 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his siblings, Irvine (Ike) Lee Shoaf, Dorothy Jean Collins and Dottie Sue Barkdull; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, John William Shoaf, Donald Edward Shoaf and Robert O’Dell Shoaf; sisters, Alice May Allman and Patsy Ann Yeley; and grandchildren, Mary Celestia Shoaf and Chase Arthur Shoaf.


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