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Dora (Herron) Shepherd

March 12, 1938 ~ March 28, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old


Dora May Shepherd, age 85, of Kendallville, passed away on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at Lutheran Life Villages.  Mrs. Shepherd was born on March 12, 1938 to Esta and Beatrice (Reinoehl) Herron.  She graduated from Avilla High School.  On November 22, 1958, she married Jim Curtis Shepherd in Kendallville and he preceded her in death in 2004.  Dora was a homemaker, loving, wife, and mother.  She worked for Essex Wire in Ligonier and also was a caretaker for the elderly.  Dora was a member of Independent Full Gospel Church in Ashley.  She was an avid Bingo player, enjoyed puzzles, painting, and watching birds.  Her family and grandson were her world and she loved her cats Midnight and Emmy.  

Survivors include:
Daughter, Sonya and Glen Hurst of Kendallville.
Grandson, Andrew Hurst of Frasier, Michigan.
Sister, Shirley Monroe of Kendallville.
Sister, Sandy and Rev. Sam Weimer of Corunna.  
Sister-in-law, Beulah Herron of Kendallville.
Many beloved nieces, nephews, and extended family.  

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and siblings; Gerald Herron, Agnes Meade, Jim Herron and Chuck Herron.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 6, 2023 from 4-7 pm at Hite Funeral Home, 403 South Main Street, Kendallville.

Funeral service will be held on Friday, April 7, 2023 at 1pm with calling one hour prior from 12 pm-1 pm at Hite Funeral Home.

Burial will take place at Fairfield Cemetery.

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Funeral Service
April 7, 2023

1:00 PM
Hite Funeral Home
403 South Main Street
Kendallville, Indiana 46755


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