Smith-McQuiston & Webster Funeral Home
Thursday December 30th, 2021
2:00pm - 7:00pm
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Linda L. Shepherd, age 74, passed away on Christmas evening, in the loving presence of her family in the comfort of her home.
She was born in Wayne County, Indiana, on July 3, 1947, the daughter of Robert & Dovie Sandlin Hensley, both of whom preceded her in death.
Linda graduated from Richmond High School, Class of 1965. She married Dewey B. Shepherd, Jr. on December 11, 1965. Their union was blessed with four children and nearly 56 years of marriage before Dewey’s death on September 29, 2021. Linda was formerly a nursing assistant. She was a bus driver for Northeastern Wayne Schools, retiring after 30 years of service. Her service at Northeastern included coaching Elementary Soccer after she learned the game herself. She often found her way onto construction crews along with other members of the Shepherd family. She and Dewey enjoyed square dancing and also shared their love of crafting by teaching others to craft. She was a member of Chapter #552, Order of Eastern Star and was a Past Worthy Matron, Past District Deputy and Grand Representative.
Linda will be missed by her children, Randy Shepherd & wife, Lisa, Sheri Shepherd, Beth Dixon & husband, Brent, Joshua Shepherd & wife, Marcy; 7 grandchildren, Mariah (Sarah) Henderson, Jordan (Taylor) Lett, Tucker Shepherd, Alyson Stover, Brently Dixon, Leah Lahman, Olivia Shepherd; 1 great-granddaughter, Lorelei Lett; sisters, Sheila Johnson & husband, Tony, Brenda Bowers; sister-in-love, Diecy Keith & husband, Terry; brothers, Bobby Hensley, Eddie Hensley, Mike Hensley and Ben Hensley.
Linda was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one brother, Danny Hensley.
Public visitation for Linda will be from 2-7 pm on Thursday, December 30, at the Smith-McQuiston & Webster Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Fraternal rites will be delivered by Chapter #552, Order of Eastern Star beginning at the conclusion of visitation.
Interment will follow at a later date in Willow Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are encouraged for Reid Hospice, 1100 Reid Parkway, Richmond, IN 47374.
So sorry for your loss Sheila.
Tracy Holt Jan 3 2022 6:07 AM
So sorry to hear of Linda's passing. She was a special lady and always had a beautiful smile. She will be missed.
Marge & Fred Madden Jan 1 2022 7:12 PM
I'm sorry to hear of Linda Shepherds loss- she was my bus driver all through my school years at Northeastern. She always said hi and had a smile for me everyday! She was a great bus driver for me and my brother Kent. We were the first ones on every morning. Every morning was the same said hello and smiled at us as we got on the bus! She was a great person. Also- loved the Christmas cards she got us every year with 2 dollar bills in them. Praying for all family and friends. She is missed! Elizabeth Shilts
Elizabeth Shilts Jan 1 2022 1:03 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Linda Shepherd
New Castle OES Chapter #116 Dec 30 2021 12:33 PM
Aunt Linda will be greatly missed. I have so many good memories over the years that I will cherish. I am praying for you all. Much love to you all
Carie Warner Dec 29 2021 8:33 PM
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all..
The Reynolds Family
Sandy Reynolds Dec 28 2021 7:23 PM
I'm very sorry to hearof Linda's death. My condolences to all family members.
Linda was a great example of love & caring to all of the Northeastern children she touched as a bus driver.
I always enjoyed talking to Linda.
Very Sincerely, Tom Walker🎶
Tom Walker Dec 28 2021 11:08 AM
So sorry for the family loss. Really enjoyed my friendship with this couple.
Kenneth (Dale) Wilson Dec 28 2021 6:58 AM
I'm so sorry and heart broken for you Sherri, Jordan, and all the family.
Nicholson Linda Dec 28 2021 6:50 AM
So sorry to hear of her passing. Sending you prayers for peace during this difficult time.
Melissa (Smith) Stombaugh Dec 27 2021 6:59 PM