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Miriam "Tonie" Sheard

Miriam R. “Tonie” Sheard, 82, of Richmond, passed away at home on Sunday, November 24.
   She was born April 10, 1931 in Vigo County, Indiana to Franklin and Lillian Roth Chant. She was united in marriage to James William “Bill” Sheard, Sr. on January 1, 1950. Together they raised four sons and shared 49 years of marriage until his death on February 28, 1999.
   Mrs. Sheard lived in Wayne County most of her life. She and Bill co-founded Grandpa’s Farm Campground in 1964. They enjoyed square-dancing together and traveling around the country. She was a member of the Middleboro United Methodist Church.
   Mrs. Sheard will be missed by her sons, James William Sheard, Jr. and his wife, Kathy; Tom Sheard and his wife, Linda; John Sheard; and Mark Sheard and his wife, Michelle; seven grandchildren, Stephanie Potts, Bill Sheard III, Matthew Sheard, Jack Sheard, Lisa Sheard, Jake Sheard and Amanda Sheard and five great-grandchildren.
   Mrs. Sheard was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one grandchild, Ralph Sheard.
   Rev. Fuzzy Lake will conduct a funeral ceremony at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 27, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Goshen Cemetery.
   Family and friends may gather for visitation from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 26, at the funeral home.
   Memorial contributions may be sent to the Middleboro United Methodist Church, 4620 North State Road 227, Richmond, IN 47374 or the Reid Foundation for Hospice Care, 1100 Reid Parkway, Richmond, IN 47374.

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So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother, our condolences to you and your family.

Darrell & Pam Whalen Nov 26 2013 12:00 AM

We are deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Best wishes to you and your family.  

Rob Mager

Rob Mager Nov 26 2013 12:00 AM

So sorry of Mothers passing. We have camped many, many times at Grandpas Farm and loved every minute of it. I also went to school with your Father. Your have my thoughts and prayers during this time. Nellie Cheek

Nellie Cheek Nov 25 2013 12:00 AM

For the Sheard family, may God wraps his arms around you at this time.  I'm sorry for your loss.  I have spent many hours and days with all of you as a teen at the campground and farm.  Know that I am thinking about all of you and know that miles can't stop the feelings that I have for your family.

Bob Palmeri Nov 25 2013 12:00 AM

Mark & Michelle,  We are very to sad to hear of  the passing of Mark's mother.  We send our deepest sympathies to you and all the family.

Glen and Betty Sheley Nov 25 2013 12:00 AM

Mark, Michelle, Jake & Amanda,

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I will always remember when Amanda and I were on summer breaks and spending all that time at the campground and visiting grandma often, she always had snacks and stories. You are all in my prayers.

Mikala Tuttterrow Nov 25 2013 12:00 AM

Bill was my mother's (Mary Beckett-Bake) cousin.  I remember as a child visiting with Bill and Toni and a few times I even went to the camp grounds.  I lost my parents 12 years ago and I am so sorry for your loss.  I remember Toni as a very energetic, friendly and loving person.  May God bless you all.

Caryl Smith Nov 25 2013 12:00 AM