Katherine Calhoun

September 17, 1942 ~ March 25, 2018 (age 75)


Katherine Calhoun, age 75 and a resident of Warsaw for the past 60 years, passed away at Parkview Regional Medical Center on Sunday, March 25th at 3:46 a.m.

Katherine was born in Watergap, Kentucky on September 17, 1942. She was one of eleven children and the daughter of Jay and Mollie (Hall) Shepherd. She attended school in Kentucky and would eventually find herself moving to Pierceton, Indiana before settling in Warsaw. Katherine Shepherd and Lester Calhoun were united in marriage on October 8, 1962 in Claypool; together the two would share 55 years before her passing.

A hardworking person, Katherine held various positions with Jomac Glove, Maple Leaf Farms, Wong’s Restaurant and spent more than 30 years at Warsaw Plating Works. She enjoyed crafting, especially knitting and crochet. She liked garage sales and flea markets and loved time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of Harvest Community Church, Pierceton.

In addition to her husband, Lester Calhoun, two daughters survive: Sandra (Duane) Mayhew of Warsaw and Vicky (David) Gardner of Winnsborro, Texas. Also surviving are four grandchildren: Leslie (Tyler) Davis, Melvin Keplinger, Katie Gardner and Will Gardner; two brothers: George Shepherd and Clark Shepherd; three sisters: Norma Jean Wood, Jeanette Kirkland and Grace Woodling and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, four sisters and her parents.

Friends may join family for a time of visitation on Wednesday, March 28th from 5 to 7 p.m. at Titus Funeral Home, 2000 East Sheridan Street, Warsaw. A funeral service will follow, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Funeral Home with Pastor Glenn Hall, Harvest Community Church, officiating. Burial will take place in Warsaw’s Oakwood Cemetery on Thursday, March 29th with graveside service beginning at 10 a.m.

Those wishing to express their sympathy are encouraged to give memorial gifts to Harvest Community Church, 512 South Seventh Street, Pierceton, Indiana 46562.

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