Debra Shepherd, 45

Debra Kay Shepherd, 45, of rural Wabash, died at 3:30 a.m., Thursday, March 14, at her residence. 

She was born July 28, 1967 in Wabash to Robert Garrett, Sr. and Linda (Lawson) Conley. She attended Christian Heritage Fellowship and graduated from Wabash Beauty College.  She loved children and dogs and especially loved her family.  She enjoyed primitive camping and swimming.

She is survived by her father and step-mother, Robert and Alane Garrett, Sr., Lagro; four sisters, Kim (Mitch) Little, Beverly Garrett, and Rachell (Larry) Honeycutt, all of Wabash, and Erica (Mark Teeter) Vance, Fort Wayne; her brother, Robert (Joy) Garrett, Jr. and her companion, Jeff Sexton, both of Wabash; and several nieces and  nephews.  She was preceded in death by her mother, her sister, Lisa Wilson, a niece and a nephew.

Funeral services will be held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, on Tuesday, March 19, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Tim Prater officiating.  Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Servia.  Friends may call 1-2 p.m., Tuesday, March 19 at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Animal Shelter of Wabash County.

The memorial guest book for Debra may be signed at

Posted on 2013 Mar 15