Charles Shepherd

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Charles Vernon Shepherd, 88

Charles Vernon Shepherd, 88, of Monticello, died Friday, August 3, 2012, at the St. Elizabeth East Hospital. Charles was born in Tab, Ind. to the late John B. and Bernice (Goodwine) Shepherd on Sunday, April 20, 1924.

He resided in Monticello area since 1957 coming from Benton County.

Charles was a lifetime farmer and had lived in Benton and White Counties all of his life. He was a longtime member of the Monticello Christian Church of Monticello. Charles also set on the Board of Directors for the White County Co-Op and belonged to the White County Antique Power Association. He enjoyed fishing and drove a school bus for twenty years for the Twin Lakes School Corporation. He also served as a Marine in World War II. On January 30, 1945 in Benton County, Charles married his Wadena High School Sweetheart Olive L. Booker.

Survivors include his wife; daughters, Carol (Husband: Dean) Richardson, of Monticello and Ruth (husband: David) Rea, of San Antonio, Texas; sons, Phil Shepherd of Monticello and Carl (wife: Maureen) Shepherd, of Evansville; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Rex Shepherd of Vinton, Iowa, Donald (wife: Gloria) Shepherd, of Franklin and Dean Shepherd, of Franklin; and a sister, Barbara Branam, of Fort Wayne.

He is preceded in death by parents, John and Bernice (Goodwine) Shepherd; brothers, Harold, Harry and Leonard Shepherd.

The funeral will take place at 11 a.m. on Wendesday, August 8, 2012, a

at the Monticello Christian Church of Monticello; the Rev. Chris Dodson, of the Monticello Christian Church of Monticello officiating.

Burial will take place in the I.O.O.F Riverview Cemetery in rural Monticello. Full Military Rites will be conducted by the Monticello American Legion, AmVets and VFW Post Honor Guard.

Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 7th, 2012, at the Miller-Roscka Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the Monticello Christian Church located at 105 Gordon Road, Monticello.

Memorials may be given to the Wishes of the Donor.

Arrangements by Miller-Roscka Funeral Home.

Published in the Journal & Courier on Aug. 4, 2012
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