She was born May 27, 1951, in Floyd County, Ky., to Walter and Ella (Hale) Shepherd. She was a 1969 graduate of Manchester High School and graduated from Lutheran School of Nursing.
Carol was a member of Gospel Hill Pentecostal Church of God, Silver Lake, IN and TOPS. She retired after a 30 year career as a Registered Nurse, first in the maternity ward at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind., and later in the Intensive Care Unit at St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne.
She is survived by a step-son: Michael Rogers, North Carolina; a step daughter: Melissa Neal, Fort Wayne, Ind.; two brothers: Walt (Sharon) Shepherd, Columbia City, Ind.; Jeffrey Shepherd, North Manchester, Ind.; five sisters: Pamela (Dennis) Helmer, Rexford, Mont.; Barbara Honeycutt, Silver Lake, Ind.; Mary (Jim) Bucher, North Manchester, Ind.; Bonnie (Mitchell) Shenefield, North Manchester; and Haley (Doug) Sims, Westfield, Ind.; and four step-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by one brother-in-law, Cecil Honeycutt, and one nephew, Andrew Sims.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 1, at Gospel Hill Pentecostal Church of God, 303 S. Jefferson Street, Silver Lake, Ind. An additional visitation will be held one hour prior to service on Friday at the church. Pastor Frank Whitaker will officiate. Burial will be in Swank Cemetery, North Manchester.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Carol J. Shepherd, memorial contributions may be made to Gospel Hill Pentecostal Church of God, 303 S. Jefferson St., Silver Lake, IN 46982.