Lillian Shepherd, 83

Lillian M. Shepherd, 83, of rural Syracuse, formerly of Wabash, died at 7:41 pm, Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, at Kosciusko Community Hospital in Warsaw. 

She was born May 16, 1934, in Siloam Springs, Mo., to Shelt and Katie (Collins) Collins.

She married Delbert Shepherd in Lagro, Indiana on Aug. 19, 1968; he died Jan. 20, 2003.  She had worked in janitorial services for Wabash Alloys and Wendt and Sons, both of Wabash.  Lillian enjoyed reading, working in the yard and spending time with her grandkids. 

She is survived by two sons, Robert (Linda) Sopher of Swayzee, Indiana, and Jason Shepherd of Wabash; step-son, Scott (Linda) Haupert of Lagro; five grandchildren, Brittney Shepherd of Syracuse, Michael Kastner of Lafayette, Indiana, Kenda Gidley and Scott Miracle, both of Wabash, and Hannah Frazier of Elwood, two step-grandchildren, Andrea Haupert of Huntington, and Scott Haupert of Lagro,  longtime friend, Ray  Prater of Kokomo; three great-grandchildren, Kallan Gidley and Brice Bland, both of Wabash, and Rebel McDaniel of Syracuse; her sister, Bernice Daugherty of St. Louis, Mo. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents; son, Jeffrey Shepherd; granddaughter, Faith Bland; three sisters, Imogene Goss, Luverna Hightower, and Norma Lee Collins and two brothers, Bill Collins, and Cleo Collins.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Paul Shepherd officiating.  Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash, at a later date. 

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Posted on 2017 Dec 23