Milford Village is currently working on a plan to rename one of its parks in honor of its late village manager.
Village Interim Manager Deborah Frazer said the village is planning on renaming Riverview Park, which is located across the street from Central Park, in honor of Arthur Shufflebarger, who passed away in June.
“We’re still getting estimates on benches and plaques,” Frazer said. “We currently have $1,250 in donations and the village will pay for anything above and beyond the initial costs.”
Exact plans are not in place yet, but Frazer said that the idea is to have a bench and a plaque explaining who Shufflebarger was and his contributions to the village.
Frazer said that the goal is hold the dedication on Thanksgiving weekend to coincide with Milford’s downtown Christmas parade.
Shufflebarger passed away on June 11 at his residence on Duke Street at the age of 60. It was determined that his death was the result of natural causes. He had served as the village manager since 1990.
Shufflebarger’s funeral was held on June 15 at the Milford United Methodist Church and he was laid to rest in his hometown of Atchison, Kans.
He is survived by his wife, Kelsey, and his two daughters, Kayla and Ieasha.