|Birth: ||Jun. 7, 1926|
|Death: ||Sep. 7, 2010|
Lancaster: Delcia Marie Shepherd, 84, went to be with the Lord and her beloved husband of 65 years, James on September 7, 2010.
She was born June 7, 1926 in Chillicothe, Ohio.
Delica and Jimm were long time Lancaster residents, and active dedicated members of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, North Berne, Ohio sinc 1960. Delcia was continously involved in projects to help fund the Lutheran Food Pantry, and happily volunteered countless hours for over 28 years. Delica was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandma and friend. Always there to help with any activaties and organizations in which her children were involved during their years at Berne Union, especially the band. She wil be truly missed by all who know and love her.
She was preceded in deqath by her husband, James Shepherd; mother, Lily Meredith; father, Alfred Meredith; sisters, Mary Saultz, Hazel Fyffe, Zella Pence, Geraldine Rheiner; brothers, Dwight Meredith and Everett Meredith.
She is survived by daughter, Sharon (Anthony Riecky of Lancaster, Ohio, Beverly (Robert) Batina of Columbus, Ohio; son, Jay (Peggy) Shepherd of Lancaster, Ohio; grandchildren, Vicki Snead, James Snead, Bob Batina, Wendi Riecky, Toni Klingler, Casey Shepherd, Shannon Dale; great-grandchildren, Jamie Snead, Anna Graf, Katie Snead, Hayden Dale, Jaci Jo Shepherd; many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, North Berne, Ohio with pastor Merlyn Sietz officiating. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Halteman-Fett & Dyer Funeral Home, Lancaster, Ohio and one hour prior to Friday's Service at the church.
The family requests that contributions in her name be made to Lutheran Food Pantry, 2045 East Main Street, Lancaster, Ohio, 43130.
A very special thank you to all of Mom's wonderful friends at Livingston Arms. They made her final years some of the happpiest years o her life. Also a special thanks to the staff at Homestead Nursing Home who provived love for the past six months.
God Bless You All!
James D. Shepherd (1925 - 2001)
Saint Paul Lutheran Cemetery
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Record added: Sep 12, 2010
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