Lila Shoup, 82

Lila Ilene (Ames) Shoup, 82, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, quietly passed away at 8:30am Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at The Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice.  She was born on the family farm in Bryan, Ohio on July 30, 1932 to John Harold and Mildred (Shaull) Ames.  She graduated as the valedictorian of Bryan High School in 1950.   She was active in basketball, band and was the class president.  After graduation she was employed by Edward Flinn Accounting in Bryan until 1959.  She then operated Lila I. Shoup, Bookkeeping and Tax service from 1959-1999.  Lila attended First Church of Christ in Bryan, West Bethesda and First Presbyterian Church of Montpelier.  She served as deacon, church clerk and was president of the Women’s Association at First Presbyterian Church.

In 1956 Lila married her love, Leon A. Shoup in Montpelier, where they lived on the family farm.  In 1959 the couple adopted Lane and in 1961 they adopted sibling daughters, Lori and Linda.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Leon Shoup of Montpelier; two daughters, Lori Shoup of Sandusky, Ohio and Linda (Joel) Tomkalski of Westlake, Ohio; one son Lane (Wendy) Shoup of Montpelier; two grandchildren, Joshua Shoup of Madison, Mississippi and Holly Tomkalski of Westlake, Ohio; and two brother-in-laws, Gerald Wetmore of Archbold, Ohio and Earl “Bud” Creek of Montpelier.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Isabel Wetmore and the extended Shoup family members that have gone home to the Lord before her.

Visitation for Lila will be on Sunday, February 22, 2015 from 2-6pm at the First Presbyterian Church in Montpelier.  Services will be on Monday, February 23rd at 10:30am at the church with Reverend David Tilly to officiate.  Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Montpelier.  Memorials can be made to The Great Hour of Sharing, c/o the First Presbyterian Church or Community Health Professionals Hospice of Defiance.

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