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Shedd, Cheryl Diane (Higgins)

ORRVILLE — Cheryl Diane (Higgins) Shedd, age 70, of Orrville, died Friday, November 15, 2019, at Smithville Western Care Center in Wooster, following a period of declining health.

Cheryl was born on September 4, 1949, in Akron, to the late Howard “Bud” and Virginia (Stewart) Higgins, grew up in Wayne County, and served in the U.S. Army for 13 years.  She married Michael R. Shedd on May 14, 1992, in Colorado Springs, CO.  She and Michael moved back to Wayne County in 2004 where she lived and worked until her retirement. Her greatest love was spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving are her husband, Michael; two daughters, Angie of NY and Holly of TN; several grandchildren; six siblings, Gerald Higgins of Creston, Sandra (Charles) Marquess of Akron, Gary (Peggy) Higgins of Apple Creek, Randy (Debbie) Higgins of Smithville, Bonnie Whitmyer of Wooster, and Davey (Char) Higgins of Orrville; and numerous nieces and nephews throughout Wayne County.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Stephanie; and siblings, Ralph, Charlie, and Pamela.

There will be no services and cremation will take place.

Auble Funeral Home in Orrville is assisting the family. Online registry and expressions of condolence may be made at the funeral home’s web site at

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