Cheryl Ann (Sheppard) Loughlin, 62, of Newport Beach, Calif. and formerly of Warsaw, passed away Monday, Sept. 27, 2010 in Newport Beach, of ovarian cancer which was diagnosed in 2007.
She was born Jan. 27, 1948 in Indianapolis to Eugene Gilbert Sheppard and Helen Faye (Bales) Sheppard, and was raised in South Whitley, Indiana. She was married to Michael B. Loughlin, who survives. They were divorced in 1979.
Cheryl resided in Newport Beach, Calif. for the past 15 months; and had lived in Warsaw since 1984. She was a 1976 graduate from Indiana University-Bloomington with a degree in art education. Cheryl worked at Maple Leaf Farms in the Finance Dept for 22 years until 2009. She was very proud of the friends she made there. She was a member of Warsaw Community Church, Toastmasters International, Lakeland Art Association, Y.M.C.A., and volunteered for numerous cancer organizations and church ministries. She loved watching Indianapolis Colts football and Indiana Hoosier basketball; she also enjoyed painting and scrapbooking.
She will be lovingly remembered by one son, Patrick Michael Loughlin of Niles, Mich.; one daughter, Kelly (Moe) Loughlin-Kharazmi of Newport Beach; one grandchild, Kaitlyn Loughlin and two step-grandchildren, Nina and Angie Kharazmi; two brothers, Stanton (Vicki) Sheppard of North Manchester and Brent Sheppard of Dallas, Texas; and one sister, Jody Sheppard of Ft. Wayne; also her ex-husband and best friend, Michael B. Loughlin of Ada, Ohio; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
No visitation is planned. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 9 at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road in Warsaw with E.J. Underwood officiating.
Those wishing to may make memorial donations to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund on-line at www.ocrf.org, or mail to 14 Pennsylvania Plaza, Suite 1400, New York, NY 10122.
Thank you to her wonderful friends and family for all the support, encouragement and prayers.