Pictured left to right are John’s wife Opal, John and Exalted Ruler Mary Yackey in the background. (Photo submitted)
Pictured left to right are John’s wife Opal, John and Exalted Ruler Mary Yackey in the background. (Photo submitted)

VAN WERT – Van Wert Lodge No. 1197, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks recently recognized its most senior lodge member. Life Member John E. Shoop was recognized for achieving 75 years of membership in the Lodge.

John, who is a resident at The Meadows in Delphos was presented a special certificate recognizing him for his years of membership by Lodge Exalted Ruler Mary E. Yackey.