Belvia J. Shepherd, 77, Sidney, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, in Fort Wayne. She was born on July 25, 1942, in Salyersville, Ky. to Edd and Betty (Howard) Allen. She married Kenneth Shepherd on Aug. 1, 1958, in Silver Lake.
She lived most of her life in Kosciusko County. She was employed with Singers Controls, retiring with over 41 years of service. She was a member of Free United Baptist Church State Road 13, Warsaw. She enjoyed shopping for collectibles and antiques, baking, cooking, church activities and she loved her family dearly.
Belvia is survived by her husband of 61 years, Kenneth Shepherd of Sidney; children: Brenda (David) Peyton of Monticello, Ill.; Marvin Shepherd of Sidney; grandchildren: Ryan (Catie)Peyton of Farmer City, Ill.; Jennifer (Shaun) Peyton of Peoria, Ill.; Michael Peyton of Monticello, Ill.; great-grandchildren: Palmer, Theo, Ensley, and Jackson; siblings: Avadean “Deana” Morrison, Robert Allen both of Warsaw. In addition, she is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by both of her parents.
A visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29, at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. Her funeral service will be held at the Free United Baptist Church located on SR 13 Warsaw, at 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 30, with a visitation from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the church. Pastor Etsie Allen will officiate the service and interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Pierceton.
Memorial donations may be made to: Free United Baptist Church 7035 S SR 13 Warsaw, IN 46580