Revered Tippecanoe Valley teacher, coach Jeffery Smith Shriver 53, of Rochester passed away at the Cleveland Clinic following a valiant battle with liver cancer.
On November 20, 1966, Jeff was the first born of Stephen and Jane Smith Shriver. Growing up he shared his childhood with two sisters Tina and Beth. Jeff graduated from Rochester High School in 1985. To pursue his life dream of becoming a teacher and coach, Jeff continued his formal education at Purdue University. He graduated in 1990 with a BS degree in secondary education. Jeff continued on at Purdue University in Ft. Wayne, where he earned his master's degree in administration.
In Fulton, Jeff married the love of his life and best friend, Fleetie Janie Emery, on June 15, 1991. Their union produced four wonderful children. The family tree continued to grow with the added blessing of a beautiful granddaughter Emery.
Left to cherish Jeff's memory are his wife Janie at home, children Stephenie Paige McCulley and husband Drew of Hartford City, Shayleigh Nicole Shriver of West Lafayette, Benjamin Smith Shriver of Elkhart, a granddaughter Emery Jane McCulley, his parents Steve and Jane Shriver of Rochester, sisters Tina Ford and fiancee' Christian Holford of Alexandria, and Beth Smith and husband Adam of Kewanna.
Preceding Jeff in death is his son Stephen Doyne Shriver on August 11, 1995.
A celebration of the life of Coach Jeffery S. Shriver will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, December 23, 2019 at the Tippecanoe Valley High School, 8345 State Road 19, Akron, IN 46910. Pastor Rod Eiler and Dr. Mark Spencer will officiate. His family will receive friends from 1:00 - 5:00 Sunday, and an hour prior to services on Monday. A private family burial will take place in the Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Preferred memorials may be made to Jeffery Smith Shriver Memorial Fund thru the Northern Indiana Community Foundation, 227 East 9th Street, Rochester, IN 46975. Online expressions of sympathy may be made to Jeff's family at www.goodfamilyfh.com