2013-04-27 / Obituaries

Lydia Ann Shepherd

Lydia Ann Sinkora Shepherd went home to be with her heavenly Father on March 19, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. She was born May 21, 1934, in Martins Ferry, OH.

Lydia graduated from Dillonvale High School and West Liberty State College. She taught for many years at Stanton Local High School in Irondale, OH, and then continued her teaching career in Millersport. Lydia was a long time member of Millersport United Methodist Church where she volunteered in many capacities. She especially enjoyed her work with the Food Pantry.

Lydia is preceded in death by her parents, Ulrich and Anne Sinkora; and her husband, Daniel Shepherd. She is survived by her loving sisters, Louise (Michael) Vaselakes and Victory (Terry) Banal; nieces/nephews, Kevin Vaselakes, Michelle Davakis, Jimmy Banal, Jamie DaGrava, Jeremy Banal and Joy Banal; many great nieces and nephews; by great-great nieces, Miley and Zyhia; and great-great nephew, Cooper. Lydia will be sadly missed by her family, friends and former students. She will be remembered for her love of family and great love of the Lord. Lydia has donated her body to the Ohio State University College of Medicine to be used for training future physicians.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Millersport United Methodist Church, 2310 Refugee St. NE, Millersport, with Pastor Jerry Wiles officiating. Memorial contributions can be made to the Millersport United Methodist Church.

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