Patricia “Pat” Ruth Shepherd, 85, North Manchester, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family at 4:03 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, 2019.
She was born Nov. 22, 1934, in Warsaw, to Maynard Denny and Ruth (Banghart).
She married Rev. Durwood “Derby” Shepherd on Aug. 24, 1951. He passed away Sept. 17, 2011.
She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Wabash Chapel Church of God, Wabash, and also attended Sweetwater Assembly of God.
Pat served at the Pentecostal Church of God in Joplin, Mo., where her husband was a minister. Pat was a woman who deeply loved and cared for others’ well-being. She enjoyed cooking and canning. Pat was a loving mother who enjoyed spending time with her kids, grandkids and great-grandkids. She appreciated learning from older generations and helping her in-laws. Pat’s faith and her fellowship with her church family were very important to her.
Survivors include: sons, Terry (Brenda Jordan) Shepherd, Lake Helen, Fla., Larry Shepherd, North Manchester, Jerry (Teresa) Shepherd, Lafayette, Perry (Robin) Shepherd, North Manchester, Jeff (Tracey) Shepherd, Longwood, Fla., Ed (Charlotte) Shepherd, North Manchester, David (Teri) Shepherd, Fort Ft. Wayne; Daughters Kim (Tim) Lynn, Fort Wayne, Nikki (Shawn) Johnson, North Manchester; 24 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and a Kindred Hospice caregiver, Linda Jackson, North Manchester.
Those preceding her in death include two brothers, Jerry and Robert Shepherd, and three sisters, Christine Schooley, Betty Cook and one infant sister.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at Sweetwater Assembly of God, 2551 IN-114, North Manchester, IN 46962. Bishop Thomas Branham, Pastor Jeremy Jones, Chaplain Tim Lee, and Reverend Ralph Johnson, will officiate. A viewing will be Friday, Nov. 29, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, one hour before services.
Burial will be at Covington Memorial Gardens, 8408 Covington Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46804.
A love offering may be made to McKee Mortuary to assist the family with final expenses and memorial contributions may be made to Kindred Hospice, 1476 West 18th Street, Rochester, IN 46975.
Condolences may be emailed to mckeemortuary.com.