1936 — 2022
Harry P. Shewmaker, 85, passed away peacefully on May 13, 2022, at IU Arnett Hospital in Lafayette. Born May 17, 1936, in East Chicago, Indiana, Harry was the son of Harry Paul Shewmaker and Caryl A. (Ready) Shewmaker Brown. He graduated in 1954 from East Chicago Washington High School and in 1958 from DePauw University. On September 7, 1958, Harry married Janice Rae Aldrin. In 1968, he graduated from Chicago Theological Seminary and was ordained as a United Methodist minister. Together, Harry and Jann served many congregations until he retired in 1976 but continued as an interim pastor for many years. In the following years, Harry worked with Area I. He organized the councils in the...