Obituary for Jennifer Shepherd

Jennifer Shepherd

Jennifer Shepherd,  60, of Warsaw, Indiana, passed away on Monday, November 8, 2021 at her home. Born on September 22, 1961 in Blue Island, Illinois, Jennifer was the daughter of Robert Mitchell of Rochester, Indiana and Edith (Pottharst) Gühlcke of Lübeck, Germany.

She was a graduate of Rochester High School in 1980 and continued her education receiving a BA in Speech Communication and Theatre from Manchester College and obtained her MA in Higher Education Administration from Kent State University, Ohio in 1986.

She worked as a school administrator for Huntington North High School.  She previously worked in alumni relations for Manchester University.  The beginning of her career was spent as a teacher and assistant principal at Warsaw for 20 years, with 2 years spent at Rochester.  Jennifer was a board member of the Wagon Wheel Theatre and  the Wagon Wheel Community Theatre chairperson.

Jennifer is survived by son, Peter Shepherd of Warsaw; daughter Emily Shepherd of Warsaw; companion, Randal Clayton; sister, Stephanie Augustin of Port Aransas, TX. She was preceded in passing by a son, Daniel Shepherd, and brother Robert Mitchell.

A visitation is planned from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 15, 2021 at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. A memorial service in celebration of her life will begin at 5:00 p.m. in the funeral chapel. Pastor Glenn Hall will officiate the services. Interment will be at a later date.

Masks are optional, and social distancing is encouraged. No food is permitted at this time.

Memorial donations may be made to donor’s choice:

Wagon Wheel Center for Fine Arts- 2515 E Center St, Warsaw, IN 46580

Team Gleason Foundation ALS- 2021 Lakeshore Dr Suite 120, New Orleans, LA 7012

ALS Association Indiana Chapter- 7202 E 87th St #102, Indianapolis, IN 46256

Kosciusko Home Care & Hospice – 1515 Provident Dr. Warsaw, IN 46581


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