Lillian M. Shepherd, 83, rural Syracuse, formerly of Wabash, died at 7:41 p.m., 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.
She married Delbert Shepherd in Lagro, Aug. 19, 1968; he died Jan. 20, 2003. She had worked in janitorial services for Wabash Alloys and Wendt and Sons, both of Wabash. shepherd enjoyed reading, working in the yard and spending time with her grandkids.
She is survived by two sons: Robert (Linda) Sopher, Swayzee; and Jason Shepherd, Wabash; step son, Scott (Linda) Haupert, Lagro; five grandchildren: Brittney Shepherd, Syracuse; Michael Kastner, Lafayette; Kenda Gidley and Scott Miracle, both of Wabash; and Hannah Frazier, Elwood; two step-grandchildren: Andrea Haupert, Huntington; and Scott Haupert, Lagro; longtime friend, Ray Prater, Kokomo; three great grandchildren, Kallan Gidley and Brice Bland, both of Wabash; and Rebel McDaniel, 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, 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.
The memorial guest book for Lillian may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.