Michele D. Shepperd
Residence: Monticello (Buffalo area), Indiana
Died: Thursday, August 25, 2016
Location: 9:00 a.m., at her home, surrounded by her family
 
 
Age: 55
Date of Birth: Thursday, December 01, 1960
Birth place: Ottawa, Illinois
 
 
Father: Thomas "Keith" Holcomb  
Mother: Ruthann ( Reinholt ) Holcomb  
Marital Status: Widowed
Resided in: Michele had lived in the Buffalo, Indiana, area, coming from Griffith, Indiana
Funeral Date: Sunday, August 28, 2016
Funeral Location: 6:00 p.m. (DST), Sunday, August 28, 2016, Celebration of Life Service at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana.
Clergy: Rev. Chris Dodson of the Monticello Christian Church of Monticello, Indiana.
Burial will take place: 11:00 a.m. (CST), Monday, August 29, 2016, Graveside Service at the Calumet Park Cemetery in Merrillville, Indiana.
Visitation will be: 2:00 to 6:00 p.m., (DST), Sunday, August 28, 2016, at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana.
Biographical Information: Michele battled Small Cell Lung Cancer when she was diagnosed to live six months and that was over three and a half years ago. She beat the odds. Michele was a 1979 graduate of Griffith High School of Griffith, Indiana, and the St. Elizabeth School of Nursing of Lafayette, Indiana. She was a Registered Nurse for over twenty-six years. Michele had worked at the State Hospital in Logansport, Indiana, and the Indiana Veterans Home in West Lafayette, Indiana. She loved her flower garden, cooking, festivals, and crafting. Michele most of all enjoyed just taking off and going places.
Special Services:
Memorial Information: Memorials may be given to the family so they can give to another young single mother fighting cancer. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Marriage Information: On January 6, 1981, in Lake County, Indiana, she married Vernon "Douglas" Shepperd; he passed away on May 7, 2011.
Survivors include:
Children,
Nicole (husband Michael) Pugh, and
Stefanie (husband Brent) Skelton, both of Lafayette, Indiana, and
Stephen Shepperd of Monticello, Indiana;

Step - Daughter,
Sarrah (husband Chad) Schipper of Highland, Indiana;

Grandchildren,
Owen Brenner,
Hunter and Ellie Skelton,
Macy, Sophie, Roman, and Averie Pugh, all of Lafayette, Indiana, and
Eden and Cloe Schipper of Highland, Indiana;

Parents,
Thomas "Keith" and Ruthann (Reinholt) Holcomb of Griffith, Indiana;

Sisters,
Lisa (husband Chris) Gonzales,
Laurie Vestal, and
Kelly (husband Mark) Snyder, all of Griffith, Indiana;

Companion,
Joe Minthorn of Monticello, Indiana.
Preceded in Death:
Husband,
Vernon "Douglas" Shepperd;

Sister,
Rhonda Holcomb;

Brother,
Stephen Holcomb;

Brother-in-law,
Timothy "Tim" Vestal.

Arrangements by:
Miller - Roscka Funeral Home, 6368 E. US 24, Monticello, Indiana, 47960 ( 574 ) 583 - 8488.