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“My sympathies to the family for your loss. ”
1 of 40 | Posted by: Stacy Darling-Hall - Cheboygan, MI

“Stacey and family, so sorry to hear of your moms passing...she sure was a friendly and caring person and I will miss seeing her around town.. ”
2 of 40 | Posted by: Ramona Benham - Marshall, MI

“I will never forget this kind lady who worked at Louies and never rushed me and always was so pleasant, such a great person. ”
3 of 40 | Posted by: Cindy Thompson - MI

“To the Shepherd family: We will miss Lindas humor and smile at Louies. She was always friendly and we joked with her a lot. Such a nice person. Ron...Read More »
4 of 40 | Posted by: Ron and Char Quada - Battle Creek, MI

“Dear Family of Linda, Always enjoyed seeing Linda at Louie's bakery. Always plesant and a very nice classmate. God has blessed us all with knowing...Read More »
5 of 40 | Posted by: Sharon Warsop - Bushnell, FL

“today I lost a very good friend, she always made you feel like a better person by being with her, she was so special, no one will fill her shoes, her...Read More »
6 of 40 | Posted by: deborah shepherd - Marshall, MI

“Linda will be so missed. I have known Linda most of our lives. She told me one time when I returned to Marshall to visit that she had the best job in...Read More »
7 of 40 | Posted by: John Devenney - Dawsonville, GA

“I was saddened by the loss of Linda. She was a lovely person. She always had a smile. When you visited Louie's, she would have a smile and, if...Read More »
8 of 40 | Posted by: Diana Stuart - Marshall, MI

“I'm so sorry to hear about Linda.she is a remarkable lady and I am bless to have met her My mom and Linda used to work together at the bakery .....Read More »
9 of 40 | Posted by: Kristen Kilbourn - benton harbor, MI

“We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Linda. What a beautiful lady with a "ray of sunshine" smile. Our dad (God rest his sole) always enjoyed...Read More »
10 of 40 | Posted by: Bob & Barb Gary - Marshall, MI

“So sorry to hear of Linda's passing. She was always so sweet to me whenever I stopped at Louie's. She will be missed. ”
11 of 40 | Posted by: Debbie Reynolds - Marshall, MI

“We're so sorry for the loss of Linda. She was a great lady with a wonderful sense of humor. She certainly enjoyed picking on Jerry - and, vice...Read More »
12 of 40 | Posted by: Jerry and Sue Burns-Tucker - MI

“I remember seeing Linda at Louies for years, and she will be missed. May God comfort all of you for your loss. ”
13 of 40 | Posted by: Garry & Chris Mees - Battle Creek, MI

“May God continue to keep his loving arms wrapped around your family, I will be keeping you all in my prayers. ”
14 of 40 | Posted by: Schara Swan - Marshall, MI

“How sad to hear of Linda's passing. A quote from Mother Theresa, " We shall never know all the good a simple smile can do," makes me think of Linda....Read More »
15 of 40 | Posted by: Sue Rosko - Marshall, MI

“Megan,Zach,Julie, Eric and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Your grandma/Mom was an amazing woman, loved by so many, but especially her...Read More »
16 of 40 | Posted by: Deb Jenkins (McKiver) - Marshall, MI

“Linda has been an inspiration to so many people. Always a positive spirit with love and understanding for all. She was an amazing grandmother to her...Read More »
17 of 40 | Posted by: Angie - Plymouth, MI

“So sorry to hear about Linda's passing. She will be sadly missed. Louie's Bakery will not be the same without her. We loved her sense of humor and...Read More »
18 of 40 | Posted by: Richard and Deborah Walbeck - MI

“Thoughts and prayers for the entire family. Linda was a wonderful woman and will be MISSED by many. Always a smile and kind words behind the counter....Read More »
19 of 40 | Posted by: Jeff and Michele Weaver and family - MI

“so sorry to hear of linds passing.she was agreat friend and lady.her family and the town of marshall will miss her.but god must have needed the best...Read More »
20 of 40 | Posted by: tim field - appleton, WI

“Dear Hob & family, Our hearts ache for your loss. Linda was a great friend and co-worker. What a wonderful sense of humor she had. We will...Read More »
21 of 40 | Posted by: Dave & Carol Bagi - Marshall, MI

“Linda was a wonderful person. I always liked and respected her. She will be missed. ”
22 of 40 | Posted by: Judy & Bill Rhoades - MI

“You smiling face and happy personalty will be missed. Your friend. Bill (GC) ”
23 of 40 | Posted by: Bill Veale - Marshall, MI

“Linda was quite the character! She loved to tease and harass and I will miss that the most.She was also a very kind and caring person. I will miss...Read More »
24 of 40 | Posted by: Joanne Boone - Marshall, MI

“My thoughts are with Eric and your family. Linda was a kind and loving person. She will be missed. Hugs to you all, Penny, Chloe and Olivia ”
25 of 40 | Posted by: Penny Shaw - Marshall, MI

“My thoughts and prayers are with Eric and his family in this difficult time. May you find peace in knowing that your mom, wife, and grandmother is...Read More »
26 of 40 | Posted by: Erin Earvin - Grand Rapids, MI

“Always enjoyed the harassment You will be missed. ”
27 of 40 | Posted by: Robert Beals - Ft Myers, FL

“So sorry to hear of the passing of Linda she was a great women loving mother and grandmother . i remember her smile at the Bakery she would talk...Read More »
28 of 40 | Posted by: Sandra Rockwell - Bttle Creek, MI

“We're so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in your precious memories and eachother. God bless... ”
29 of 40 | Posted by: Valerie & Michael Miller - MI

“stacy sorry to hear about your mom passing ”
30 of 40 | Posted by: tammy wichowski - marshall, MI

“Monica, we are saddened to hear of your aunt Linda's passing. Our condolences to the Shepherd family ”
31 of 40 | Posted by: Karen Alexander-Odette - Marshall, MI

“Linda was such a lovely, kind woman. Prayers for all who are grieving for her. ”
32 of 40 | Posted by: Jeanne VanArman - Marshall, MI

“So sorry to hear of Linda's passing. She was the sunshine that greeted me as I entered Louie's Bakery. She always greeted me by name and asked...Read More »
33 of 40 | Posted by: Dale Rosene - Marshall, MI

“We are praying for the Family ”
34 of 40 | Posted by: Kenneth D Harvey - marshall, MI

“To Lindas family The Polendo family is so sorry to hear about Lindas passing.Thoughts and prayers are with you. She will be missed by a lot of people...Read More »
35 of 40 | Posted by: Larry Polendo - Marshall, MI

“My thoughts and prayers are with Linda's family and friends. I always looked forward to her smile and humor when I visited Louie's. I will miss her. ”
36 of 40 | Posted by: Laura O'Boyle - friend

“very sorry for your loss. ”
37 of 40 | Posted by: Sam Stephens - Marshall, MI

“I am so sorry to learn of Linda's passing. She was such a caring person and her caring way of taking care of her customers at Louie's will never be...Read More »
38 of 40 | Posted by: Lana Wood - Marshall, MI

“I am so sorry for your lost. Haven't seen your family for years, but Mom and Dad have always kept in touch. (Curtis and Ruth Ousley). Thinking of...Read More »
39 of 40 | Posted by: Deborah Kreft - Claypool, IN

“I am so sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with each of you . we love all of you ”
40 of 40 | Posted by: Avery&Jane Goble - prestonsburg, KY

Linda L. Shepherd, 68, of Marshall, died peacefully in her home January 21, 2013 surrounded by her family. Linda was born January 24, 1944, in Marshall to Keith and Lila (Cooper) Miller. She graduated from Marshall High School in 1962. On April 23, 1966, she married Halbert Shepherd in Marshall. Linda was a home maker staying home to raise her children. She was a familiar face at Louie's Bakery for 45 years, and worked there until she was diagnosed in 2012. Linda enjoyed traveling, shopping, and taking trips to the casino. Linda loved to be the jokester, and would always enjoy harassing people. She loved her family and especially loved time spent with her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband Halbert of Marshall, children Eric Shepherd of Marshall, Julie (Carl Back) Lewis of Eckford, and Stacey Shepherd of Marshall. She is also survived by four grandchildren; Courtney Shepherd, Megan Lewis, Alisen Shepherd, Zachary Lewis, two brothers Pete (Nancy) Miller, Jon (Barb) Miller both of Battle Creek, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and a grandson Ryan Rantz. Visitation will take place at the Craig K. Kempf Funeral Home on Thursday, January 24, 2013 from 2-8pm with family present to greet friends from 2-4pm and 6-8pm Funeral services celebrating her life will take place at 11am on Friday, January 25, 2013 at the Craig K. Kempf Funeral Home with Reverend Len Schoenherr officiating. Interment will follow at Oakridge Cemetery. Family will gather with friends at the Marshall VFW Hall following the cemetery services. Memorial contributions are requested to the family. Assistance with memorials is available at the Kempf Funeral Home.

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