Shafter Grubb

March 14, 1929December 27, 2020

Connersville resident, Shafter Grubb, 91, died Sunday, December 27, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Shafter was born to Harvey and Fannie Jackson Grubb on March 14. 1929 in Clay County, Kentucky. He married the former Janet Harris in 1972. Shafter was a proud member of his local UAW, and was faithfully employed at the Ford Motor Company from which he retired. He attended the Indianapolis Baptist Church prior to moving to Connersville and becoming a member of Everton Baptist Church. Shafter taught himself how to play the banjo and the guitar. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, throwing horseshoes, bowling and spending time with his grand and great-grandchildren. Shafter was devoted to his family, they always came first in his book. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Shafter is survived by his loving wife of 48 years Janet; sons: Jerry Grubb and Iris, Jim Grubb and Laura, Michael Thacker, Brian Thacker and Melody; daughters: Janis Grubb Reed and Keith, Lisa Jewell and Bruce, Debbie Hammer and Terry, Tina Thacker Owens; brother: Jasper Grubb; sister: Marie Wolfe and Fred; numerous grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Shafter is preceded in death by his son Michael Grubb.

At the request of the family, a Celebration of Life will be conducted on January 30, 2021, at The John H. Miller Community Center in Roberts Park at 2900 North Park Road Connersville, Indiana from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Myers Chapel, Connersville has been entrusted with arrangements. Memorial Contributions may be sent to Everton Baptist Church in Shafter’s honor.


30 January

Celebration of Life

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

John H. Miller Community Center

2900 Park Road
Connersville, IN


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Janis Grubb Reed

January 1, 2021

Dear Dad, Words cannot express how much I loved you and am so very grateful to God that he gave you to me, your daughter, as my earthly father. You were a wonderful godly example of what a dad should be. You took care of us, taught us, and introduced us to our Lord and Savior. That was the best gift you gave to us. Now we know we will be with you eternally someday in Heaven. I keep in my heart so many special memories of you Dad,
The times you would take me, Jim and Mike on your Bluebird pie route and let us eat mini pies all day. The times you took us to church and stopped by White Castle. I never did like those onion burgers, but the strawberry pie was great! The times you’d take us to Kentucky to visit your mom Gma Fannie and all the other relatives who lived down there. Then you helped us learn to drive a car. Your old Chevy with a stick shift on the steering column. The times we’d watch Hee Haw with you and the Fake wrestling with Dick the Bruiser Ha! And Gunsmoke on Saturday nights while mom got us all cleaned up for church on Sunday mornings. Dad you were always there when we needed some good advice and help with projects we were doing. And just to sit down awhile and talk to you. You telling your stories from years ago when you were a boy. The things you did and about the jobs you had. And the stories about your dating experiences, and how you met our mom Sadie, and then Ottley, Dallie, Roy, and Mattie. The stories you shared about your brothers and sisters. The times you’d play your guitar and sing about going to heaven. My memories are long and full of the times we shared. I know you are very happy where you are in Heaven and we are all so happy for you. We loved you so much dad and will miss you so much. But I/we hold you in our hearts and always will. RIP Dad ❤️ Love you dad,
Your loving daughter Janis ❤️❤️❤️

Izora Engel

December 31, 2020

I will forever remember spending time with uncle Shafter and aunt Janet as a little girl. They always made me smile and I remember being a little girl and he played go fish and old maid with me. I hadn't seen him in years but I always remembered him as a wonderful person to look up to. Rest easy we will see you again.

Ray Harris

December 30, 2020

Uncle Shafter will be missed. He loved his family very much. I remember sitting and listening to him play the banjo. We will love and miss him.