News From Terre Haute, Indiana


April 8, 2013

Margaret Ann Shepard

CLINTON — Margaret Ann Shepard, 84, of Clinton, died at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Vermillion Convalescent Center, in Clinton. She was born on Nov. 16, 1928, in Clinton, to Battista Ruffattola and Mary Nora Ruffattola. She married Dale L. Shepard, on June 10, 1951, and he preceded her in death.

She was owner of Shepard’s Gas Inc., and Shepard’s Appliance Center Inc. She was a member of Clinton First United Methodist Church, O.E.S. 254 Clinton, Daughters of the Nile, Rockville Elks Lodge 2471, Committee member for Boy Scouts of America-Wabash Valley Council, Indiana Propane Gas Association, National Gas Association, Clinton Chamber of Commerce, Indiana Retail Council, and former member of Kappa Delta Phi.  

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dale Louis Shepard, on Oct. 27, 2010; brothers, Nip, Ted, John, and Julius Ruffattola; sister, Eleanor Slavens; and a great-nephew, J. T. McKinney.  

Survivors includes her son, Robert Dale Shepard and his wife Rebecca Lynn of Clinton; grandson, Aaron Louis Shepard; granddaughter, Allison Nicole Shepard; eight nieces, Anna Marie (Terrell) McKinney, Mary Ann (Tim) Nicoson, Teresa Kortvely, Mary (Ferruccio) Fornero, all of Clinton, Jeri L. Ruffato, Toni Ann (Don Ray) Mills, Jeanette (Rick) Fulmer, all of Indianapolis, and Sue Williams of Terre Haute; one nephew, Michael Ruffattola of Clinton; four great-nephews, Ryan Williams of and Jason McKinney, both of Clinton, and Greg Fulmer of Michigan, and Eric Fulmer of Washington, D.C.; and one great-niece, Angie Williams of Florida.

Services are 11 a.m. Thursday, April 11, 2013, at Giovanini Funeral Home, in Clinton, with the Revs. Susan Martin and Allen Relford officiating. Burial is in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Clinton. Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2013, with Order of Eastern Star services at 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Boy Scouts of America-Terre Haute District with envelopes available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at:



Text Only | Photo Reprints
  • William Edward Barnes

    William Edward Barnes, 49, of Danville, passed away at 8:44 p.m. on Monday, April 21, 2014, at Presence USMC.

    April 24, 2014

  • James C. Bedwell

    James C. Bedwell, 64, of Terre Haute, passed away in his residence on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

    April 24, 2014

  • Borders, kenneth .jpg J. Kenneth Borders

    J. Kenneth Borders, 92, of Terre Haute passed away Tuesday evening, April 15, 2014 in his residence.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Foy, Grace.jpg Grace B. (Downs) Foy

    Grace B. (Downs) Foy, 91, of Van Wert, Ohio, formerly of Terre Haute, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, in Van Wert.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Johnson Mark.jpg Mark Johnson

    A celebration of life for Mark Johnson will be in North Little Rock, Ark., at Burns Park, at 1 p.m. on May 3, 2014.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Waltrip, Nellie.jpg Nellie ‘Leona’ Waltrip

     Nellie “Leona” Waltrip, 82, of West Terre Haute, passed away at 8:40 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Union Hospital at Terre Haute.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Young Daniel.jpg Daniel Ray Young

    Daniel Ray Young, 51, was pronounced deceased April 20, 2014.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Young Donna.jpg Donna Louise Young

    Donna Louise Young, 53, was pronounced deceased April 20, 2014. She was born to Franklin J. Parks and Agnes Parks (deceased) on May 14, 1960.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Merle D. (Franklin) Denney

    Merle D. (Franklin) Denney, 81, of Brazil, passed away at St. Vincent Clay Hospital on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, following a brief battle with cancer.

    April 23, 2014

  • Dardeen, Virgil.jpg Virgil F. Dardeen

    Virgil F. Dardeen, 89, of Harrisburg, died at 4:40 a.m. on April 23, 2014, at Harrisburg Medical Center in Harrisburg.

    April 23, 2014 2 Photos

Latest News Poll
Front page
AP Video
SKorea Ferry Toll Hits 156, Search Gets Tougher Raw: What's Inside a Commercial Jet Wheel Well Raw: Erupting Volcanoes in Guatemala and Peru Raw: Cattle Truck Overturns in Texas New Pictures of Ship That Sank in 1888 Admirers Flock to Dole During Kansas Homecoming Video Shows Possible Syrian Gas Attack Cubs Superfans Celebrate Wrigley's 100th FBI Joining Probe of Suburban NY 'Swatting' Call U.S. Paratroopers in Poland, Amid Ukraine Crisis Alibaba IPO Could Be Largest Ever for Tech Firm Deadly Fungus Killing Bats, Spreading in US Oregon Gay Marriage Ban Goes to Court Swimmer Michael Phelps Attempts Comeback Raw: Obama Arrives in Japan for State Visit Raw: Violence Erupts in Rio Near Olympic Venue Motels Near Disney Fighting Homeless Problem US Reviews Clemency for Certain Inmates Raw: Pres. Obama Visits Japan's Imperial Palace Raw: Leopard Bites Man in India
NDN Video

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -


    March 12, 2010

Real Estate News