Deloris "Dolly" Harrell, 81

Deloris Jean "Dolly" (Shepherd) Harrell, 81, of Wabash, walked through heaven's gate to her Heavenly Father at 7:45 p.m., Saturday, July 7, 2018, at her daughter's home in Urbana, surrounded by her loving family. 

She was born Aug. 8, 1936, in Greenup County, Ky., to Andrew and Lucy (Caudill) Shepherd, who died shortly after. She was then raised by step-mother, Blanche Shepherd.

Deloris was a 1955 graduate of Noble High School.  She married Dickie Harrell in Wabash County, on Sept. 18, 1954. She worked at Wabash Magnetics 30 years, retiring in 1998. Deloris was a longtime member of the Wabash Church of God. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Dickie Harrell of Wabash; eight children, Walter (Monica) Harrell of Roanoke, James Harrell of Lagro, Frances (Ed) Napier of Urbana, Tina (Phill) Eakright and Lisa Schoener, both of Wabash, Lori (Dennis) McCune of Cochranton, Pa., Susan (Jon) Kramer of Huntington, and Christina Harrell of Marion;  19 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Bill Shepherd of Wabash, Brice Shepherd of Rockford, Ill., and Randy Shepherd of Wabash; sister, Rosie Caldwell of Kendallville; and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Lucy Shepherd, son, Kevin Harrell, brother, Ron Shepherd, sister, Dorothy Heck, step-mother, Blanche Shepherd, and daughter-in-law, Charlene Harrell.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, July 12, 2018, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Pastor Robb Rensberger officiating.  Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Wabash First Church of God building fund.

The memorial guest book for Deloris may be signed at

Posted on 2018 Jul 10