Carol Shepherd, 61

Carol J. Shepherd, 61, North Manchester, died Feb. 24, 7:27 p.m., at her sister’s home in Westfield.

She was born May 27, 1951 in Floyd County, Ky., to Walter and Ella (Hale) Shepherd.

She was a 1969 graduate of North Manchester High School, and graduated from Lutheran School of Nursing. She was a member of TOPS. She was a retired registered nurse, and worked in the maternity ward at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, and later in the Intensive Carter Unit at St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne, for a combined 30 years.

She is survived by her stepson, Michael Rogers, North Carolina; stepdaughter, Melissa Neal, Fort Wayne; two brothers, Walt (Sharon) Shepherd, Columbia City, and Jeffrey Shepherd, North Manchester; five sisters, Pamela (Dennis) Helmer, Rexford, Mont.; Barbara Honeycutt, Silver Lake, Mary (Jim) Bucher, North Manchester, Bonnie (Mitchell) Shenefield, North Manchester, and Haley (Doug) Sims, Westfield; and four step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother-in-law, Cecil Honeycutt, and one nephew, Andrew Sims. 

Services were held at Gospel Hill Pentecostal Church of God, Silver Lake, on March 1. The service was officiated by Pastor Frank Whitaker. Burial was at Swank Cemetery, North Manchester.

Preferred memorials are to Gospel Hill Pentecostal Church of God, 303 S. Jefferson St., Silver Lake, IN 46982.

Condolences may be sent to mckeemortuary.com.

Posted on 2013 Feb 27