LaVaughn Sheppard of Westville, formerly of Valparaiso, passed away at home
on Jan. 31, 2010. She was 92.
She is survived
by children Patricia Mekola (husband Robert) of Westville, William Gavin
(wife Malinda) of Valparaiso and Michael Sheppard (Sharon) of Chesterton;
brothers Charles Heater (Thelma) of W. Va. and Jack Stage of Florida; nine
grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and
numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded
in death by her husband, Albert Sheppard, sisters Helen Maclowski, Betty
Neagu and Bertha Richmond, and granddaughter Christine Gavin.
will be Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010 at 10 a.m. at Burns Funeral Home, 701 E. 7th
St., Hobart, with the Rev. Gerald Schweitzer officiating. Entombment will be
at Graceland Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday from 2
to 8 p.m. at Burns Funeral Home, Hobart.