John D. Shifflet

September 19, 1960 ‒ October 11, 2021

Mount Vernon, Ohio

John D. Shifflet, age 61, of Mount Vernon passed away on Monday, October 11, 2021, at the Knox Community Hospital with his loving family at his side.

He was born on September 19, 1960, in Marion, Ohio to John N. and Mary (Myers) Shifflet. John was employed at Ariel Corporation as a machinist for over 17 years. He was a member of the Blue Springs Baptist Church in Eldon, Missouri. He enjoyed fishing, the outdoors, garage sales, thrift store shopping, and traveling the country with his wife. He also was an avid gun collector. But most of all John was a family man and he loved the time he spent with them.

He is survived by his wife, of nearly 8 years, Betty (Buckley) Shifflet; his daughters, Angela Feliciano, Jennifer (Phillip) Thomas, Monica (Steven) Smith, Amber (Scott) Berryman; his son Bobby Salter; five grandchildren, Octavio Feliciano, Xavier Feliciano, Kenneth Friley III, Eriona Friley, and Aubrey Berryman; his father John N. Shifflet; his brother Harry (Debbie) Shifflet; his sister Becky Madison; and his former wife Anita Shifflet.

John was preceded in death by his mother Mary Shifflet.

Friends may call on Saturday, October 16, 2021, from 4-6PM at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home. A private family service will follow with John’s father, Brother John N. Shifflet officiating.

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  • John was a very loving and caring man. He will forever be remembered. We love you John. Can’t wait to see you again!

  • John was a true blessing to many people. He was so positive I never seen him not having a smile on his face he seemed to love life to the fullest. If you knew John you loved him.. Im lucky to have known John as a friend. He will always hold a spot in my heart and will never be forgotten. May you Rest in Peace John Shifflet. We love you.

  • I met John and Betty at McDonalds. He was a super friendly nice person. I would ask him how he was and he would say I’m super and she’s sleepy pointing at Betty. I will really miss him. I will never forget him. Rest in peace. You are with God now.

  • John was a very good man! I met him at work. He always had a meek spirit about him. He always like to joke around and have a good laugh. John always said Thank you for what ever anyone did for him. He Loved God and showed Gods love to others. We will truly miss you on earth John!!!!

  • Bubbie was my nephew we alway called him that it was a nik name we loved little john never got to be around him much cause they moved to missouri but we still loved him i know he was a good man an father to his children an loved his wife we will miss him .

  • John was a good soul, he was kind and helpful to all those that worked around him. I feel lucky to have known this man, he will be missed greatly. Rest in peace John.

  • One of the best people I had the privilege of calling family. Tell grandma Mary and Uncle Danny hello in heaven. Punch Michael in the arm for me. Until we meet again

  • Heaven was just made a little sweeter for us, when we get there. Bubbie was my mom’s favorite person in this whole world. I’m sure my mom, Bubbie’s “Aunt Mator”, was right beside his mom, to greet him with open arms. This man, who, by the way, gave the greatest hugs ever, was meek, sweet,and so kind and generous, and will be rewarded in Heaven. His smile was infectious and you just couldn’t feel badly when he was around. He was a wonderful Christian who lived his Faith. “We will miss you, Bubbie, but will be with you someday. So, ’til we meet again, know that you are loved.” Johnny, I’m so sorry for your loss. I know God has his arms wrapped around you and your family, and all of us in the family. I love you.

  • Dear John- There are no words to cover the loss of your son.A father,husband and cherished Christian brother. Words will seem meaningless so please know that we are thinking of you constantly. You have our deepest sympathies .We are so deeply sorry for your loss. Remember we’re only a phone call away. A child is always with us. First in their lifetime, then forever in our memory .
    We send you our love and heartfelt prayers that you may find the strength you need to get through each day .Please let us know if there is anything we can do.Prayers ,love and hugs Karl and Darcy

  • I did not know this young man but my sympathy to all of his family…have known his dad for what seems like forever… wonderful people…God bless…love and prayers Charlene ( Lore/Dutton) Monahan 🙏🤗

  • John was a joy to be around, he was very passionate about everything he did. John always knew how to pick a spirit up and was truly a great man. It was a pleasure to know he and his wife Betty and to call them friends. You will be missed R.I.P

  • John will surely be missed at Ariel and was very widely loved . A good friend to all , always welcoming and quick to make someone feel at home . A good worker and a solid person of good morals and full of good humor. John was beloved by all at Ariel, and his presence will be missed for a long time to come . It was an honor and a blessing to call him a friend . With a heavy heart I bid thee farewell my friend . Edward Shupe

  • I met John through my brother’s wife, Kellie Jo. I remember him as a fun-loving, friendly, funny guy. So sorry he is gone:(. Deepest condolences to his whole family and close friends. I do believe he will be greatly missed.

  • I am so sad for all of the family and friends of John. He was truly a nice guy and I know his absence will leave a huge gap in many lives. My deepest condolences to all. Heaven gained a wonderful soul, but the souls that are living will suffer a great loss. Sending love to the family.

  • I have had the honor of working with John for many years at Ariel and will miss his always happy cheerful self. I won’t have anybody to talk me into buying a gun that I really don’t need at Stratford’s Guns! Thanks for many SUPER good memories, rest in peace my friend.

  • Uncle John was the kindest funniest loving most embarrassing (being a teenager around him and my pops Harry wasn’t fun at times) people I’ve ever known and it was a privilege to call him my uncle…God must have needed him that’s the only sense I can make of high Uncle John..You will be so missed..

  • Harry & Debbie Shifflet,
    I am very sorry for your loss. I met John through you two and he was a great man, full of caring and kindness. Always so positive and happy.
    Here everyone lost John, but I am sure Heaven is more wonderful since John came home. May God bless you both and all of John’s family and loved ones as you transition through this loss.
    Love you both. ❤️🙏

  • I knew John through work. I never passed him by without a wave, smile, conversation, or laugh. I could tell he was one of a kind. A good soul that was a magnet for positivity. He had a way about him that was so gracious and approachable. Even though it was only a few short years I have known him he will leave a lasting impression on me. He will be missed. RIP John. God bless his family and loved ones during this time. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” Matthew 5:4

  • I met John a few months ago through my good friend, Monica. He was very nice and I could tell he had a kind soul. I only heard good stories about him. I will be praying for Monica, Betty and the family. May the perpetual light shine upon him 🙏🏻

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