William E. ‘Everett’ Huffman

Huffman-Wm.-Everett obitWilliam E. “Everett” Huffman, 93, of West Liberty, passed away Friday morning, May 24, 2014, at Heartland of Urbana.

He was born in Bellefontaine on March 18, 1921, to the late Marston “Mike” and Nellie Field Huffman. He also was preceded in death by brothers, Marion, Roger and Max Huffman; and sisters, Thelma Neer and Geraldine McCafferty.

Everett married the former Joyce Louise McIntire on June 11, 1946, and she survives in Urbana, along with a son, Jim (Stephanie) Huffman of Urbana; a granddaughter, Shelby Huffman of Urbana; sister, Betty McClain of Russells Point; a brother, Merle (Marilyn) Huffman of North Lewisburg; and several nieces and nephews.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, Everett served his country during World War II. Following the war, he went to work for New York Central as a railcar inspector and later retired from Conrail in the late 1970s.

Everett was a lifelong farmer and a member of Masonic Lodge 161 of West Liberty for more than 50 years. He previously attended the Springhills Presbyterian Church.

Pastor Lee Ortman officiates a funeral at 1 p.m. Thursday at Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, West Liberty, with visitation two hours prior and a Masonic service at 12:45 p.m. Burial is in Highland Memorial Cemetery, West Liberty.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com