Caroleen ‘Carol’ L. (Watkins) Shepherd, age 77 of Lima, passed at 7:31 a.m., Saturday, February 25, 2023, at St. Rita’s Mercy Health. She was born October 8, 1945, in Findlay, Ohio to the late Jimmy and LaDonna Hartman Watkins. On January 19, 1980, she married David Shepherd, Sr. who survives.
Carol retired from the American News and Marketing Company as an ambassador promoting products at Sam’s Club. She loved working in her flowerbeds, baby-sitting her great grandbabies, hosting family get-togethers, going to classic car shows and her faithful pup Dusty (Bucket). She will be missed dearly by her family and friends.
Also surviving her 3 sons – Brian Benson of Lima; Barry Benson of Findlay; Mark (Tracy Ruble) Kahle of Lima; a step daughter – Monica (Keith) Purcell of Shawnee; a step son- David (Rebecca) Shepherd, Jr.; several grandchildren; great grandchildren; a sister – Diane Powell of Findlay; a brother – Lynn Watkins of Rawson and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother-in-law – David Powell; sister-in-law – Deb Watkins and a great grandson – Koda Bear.
A funeral service will begin 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. Rev. Kris Browning will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Allen County Humane Society.