CENTERVILLE- Paul Monroe Chew, 86, passed away Wednesday morning December 26, 2018 at Reid Health in Richmond, Indiana. A son of the late Ira Monroe and Pearl Esther (Lewman) Chew, Paul was born in Henry County, Indiana on October 27, 1932. A lifelong resident of the New Lisbon/Henry County area, Paul has lived in Centerville for the past 2 years. He was a graduate of New Lisbon High School with the class of 1950. His memberships include Centerville Christian Church, New Lisbon Lions Club and New Lisbon Fire Department. He enjoyed old cars and was a 50 year member of MARC- Model A Restorers Club of Fountain City and a 10 year member of the Richmond Model T Club. Paul looked forward to the many car trips he participated in with club members. Paul and his wife Alice liked to travel and have visited all 50 states. In his leisure, Paul enjoyed restoring Allis Chalmers tractors, old fire trucks and cars. Paul worked hard his entire life as owner/operator of Chew’s Excavating Service, school bus driver for the Straughn/ New Lisbon communities and a fuel truck driver for Phillip’s 66.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, the former Alice Jean Austin. They were married at the New Lisbon Christian Church on November 22, 1978. Children, Kathy (Mike) Miller, David (Nancy) Chew, Richard (Joyce) Chew, Paul D. (Candi) Chew, Rob and Richard Carroll; grandchildren, Clay (Malia) Miller, Amy (Pat) Mummert, Kara (Marty) Strother, Stacy (David) Corwin, Aaron (Leaa) Chew, Emily Chew, Andy McClain, Darrell (Melissa) Chew, Daniel (Danielle) Chew, Dana Chew, Duane (special friend, Anna) Chew, Derek Chew, Jacob (Kim) Disbro, Chad Carroll, Chris Carroll, Matt (Emily) Carroll; 25 great grandchildren; 1 brother, Raymond Chew; nieces and nephews.
Paul was preceded in death by his first wife, Iris (Shutz) Chew; daughter, Carolyn McClain; granddaughter, Amanda Chew; brother, John Chew; sisters, Ruth Reynolds, Ruby Linginfelter and Gladys Lee.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday December 31, 2018 at Centerville Christian Church. Reverends Wes Sewell and Terry Cochran will officiate. Burial will follow at New Lisbon Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1-5 p.m. Sunday December 30th at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin.