Gloria (Williams) Shenefield

June 29, 1949 ~ May 14, 2022 (age 72)


Gloria Shenefield, 72, a lifetime resident of LaFontaine, Indiana passed away at 12:54 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at her home in LaFontaine. She was born in Wabash, Indiana on June 29, 1949, to John and Dorothy (Howard) Williams.

Gloria was a 1967 graduate of Southwood High School. She married David Shenefield on January 11, 2005. She attended LaFontaine Christian Church. Gloria was an avid poker player. She frequently played cards at The American Legion in Galveston and The Elks in Tipton. She also hosted many poker games and parties at her home. She played in the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas and Tampa, Florida; permanently ranking in the No Limit Hold’Em Games in 2017 and 2021. A passionate gardener, Gloria specialized in growing peonies. With her sisters, she visited many peony festivals and garden tours. In 2021, she won second place at the Indiana Peony Festival with her peony "Pastelegance." Gloria had impeccable style and taste. She was essential in helping her family and friends shopping for everything from clothing to home furnishings. Gloria was a magical woman who made everything and everyone better. She will be dearly and eternally missed by her adoring family and friends.

Gloria is survived by her husband, David of LaFontaine; one son, B.J. (Mecca) White of Jacksonville, Florida; two daughters, Ashli (Nathan) Vrooman of Wabash, Indiana, Stefanie (Earl) Beaupied of Marion, Indiana; one stepson, Derek (Danielle) Shenefield of LaFontaine, Indiana; ten grandchildren, Zach (Kelsey) White, Kaila White, Taylor White, Mia Cunningham, Konstantlee Kennedy, Etournatee Jones, Taylor Shenefield, Kenzie Shenefield, Gloria Rose Beaupied, and Drake Shenefield; two great grandchildren, Brooks White and Zyair Zavion Lee Kennedy; four sisters, Ann (Tim) Clary of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Jennifer (Greg) Finch of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Monica (Craig) Sparling of Lagro, Indiana, and Christine McLain of Swayzee, Indiana. Gloria leaves behind many special friends including Mike Enriquez, Rodney Clark and Tami Mosier. She is proceeded in death by her parents, and one stepson, Cory Shenefield.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 20, 2022, at LaFontaine Christian Church 202 Bruner Pike, LaFontaine, Indiana 46940, with Pastor Brad Wright officiating.  Burial will follow at LaFontaine I.O.O.F Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2-7 p.m. Thursday, May 19, 2022, at McDonald Funeral Homes, LaFontaine Chapel 104 South Main Street LaFontaine, Indiana. 46940.

Preferred memorials are directed to LaFontaine Christian Church in care of McDonald Funeral Homes.

McDonald Funeral Homes, LaFontaine Chapel, 104 South Main Street, LaFontaine, Indiana 46940, have been trusted with Gloria Shenefield's final arrangements.

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May 19, 2022

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
LaFontaine Chapel
104 S. Main Street
LaFontaine, IN 46940

Funeral Service
May 20, 2022

10:00 AM
LaFontaine Christian Church
202 Bruner Pike
LaFontaine, Indiana 46940

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