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Henry Shell

September 1, 1935 ~ August 9, 2020 (age 84)

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Henry Shell, 84, of Peru, went to his eternal home on Saturday, August 9, 2020, at his daughter’s (Shirley Page) residence, with his family surrounding him.

He was born in Big Rock, Kentucky on September 1, 1935 to Bill and Polly (Hendrix) Shell.  He retired as a machine operator from GenCorp.  He loved to spend time with his family, watch his wrestling, and listen to music.  He would help his kids and grandkids work on cars.  He loved to take his dog, Daizy, on walks. 

He is survived by his children: Shirley Page of Amboy, Lee Shell of Peru, Leanne Featherstone of Peru, and John Shell of Peru; as well as 7 grandchildren: Jake Walker, Jami Stewart, Michael Page, Zack Page, Hannah Abercrombie, Emily Featherstone, and Clayton Hegel (his grandchildren will be his pallbearers); and 12 great-grandchildren.  Also surviving are a sister Emily Cornett of Gordon, KY, and a brother Ray Shell of London, KY.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Polly Shell; his 5 siblings Homer Shell, Lonnie Shell, Edith Shell, and Nancy Walker; a son Billy Ray Shell, a daughter Kristy Nicole Hegel, and 2 grandsons Kyle Lee Page and Leeland Woods.

Visitation will be held from 11am – 1pm on Friday, August 14, 2020 at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 West Third Street, Peru, Indiana.  Funeral service will follow at 1pm, with Pastor Jeff Sumner officiating.  Burial will take place at Mount Hope Cemetery in Peru.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to help his family pay for funeral expenses.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at

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August 14, 2020

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home
105 West Third Street
Peru, IN 46970

Funeral Service
August 14, 2020

1:00 PM
Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home
105 West Third Street
Peru, IN 46970


Love offering- may be made to the Family through the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home
105 W. 3rd St., Peru IN 46970
Tel: 1-765-473-6674

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