Allen Shepherd, 69

Allen Shepherd, 69, North Webster, passed away at 2:12 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

He was born on Jan. 4, 1944 in Floyd County, Ky. to Henry & Roxie (Slone) Shepherd. He grew up in Kentucky and attended public school there. He was married on May 22, 1962 to Ruth A. Barton, who survives and moved to Indiana in 1963. He was formerly employed as a foreman at Syracuse Rubber Company for many years, worked on the North Webster Police Dept, managed the Crystal Flash Service Station in North Webster, was owner / operator of the Union 76 and Shell Service Stations in North Webster, and formerly served as a volunteer fireman on the North Webster Fire Dept. He formerly attended the Church of the Brethren in North Webster.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Shepherd, North Webster; two sons, Ricky Shepherd, North Webster, and David Shepherd, Bradenton, Fla.; a sister, Jearlean (Hugh) Hutchins, Pierceton; and a brother. Edward (Elsie) Shepherd,  Urbana.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Allen Shepherd Jr.; three sisters, Virginia Ousley, Elsie Robinson, and Sally Shepherd; and four brothers, Earl, Elmus, Mitchell and Thomas Shepherd.

Visitation was held on April 13, at Owen Family Funeral Home, North Webster. Graveside services were held  April 14, at the Hillcrest Cemetery, with Pastor Bob Wyman of the church officiating.

Memorial bequest may be given to the Allen Shepherd Funeral Fund, c/o Owen Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 72, North Webster, IN 46555. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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Posted on 2013 Apr 15