2014-03-08 / Obituaries

Janet Lou Shepard

A funeral mass for Janet Lou Shepard, of Thornville, was held March 3, 2014, at St. Francis De Sales Church, with Rev. JCP Sullivan as Celebrant. Interment followed at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Shepard, age 79, passed away February 27, 2014, at her daughter’s home. Janet was born November 13, 1934, in Newark, the daughter of Carl S. and Mabel M. (Guckert) Fox. She was a 1952 graduate of St. Francis DeSales High School and a former assistant treasurer for the Lakewood School District. She was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish. Janet enjoyed fishing, camping, traveling and crossword puzzles. Most importantly, she loved spending time with her family.

Janet is survived by her husband of 55 years, Henry A. Shepard of Thornville; sons David E. (Stephanie) Shepard of Dublin, OH and Douglas R. (Jan) Shepard of Newark; daughter Juli A. (Dave) Price of Hebron; former daughterin law Amy Shepard; grandchildren Alyssa (Tim) Dierks, Jordan (Melanie Priest) Shepard, Cameron (Brooke Merkle) Shepard, Tyler Shepard, Benjamin Shepard and Landon Shepard; step-grandchildren Jyssica Dunn, Madison Price and Seth Price; special friends Lena Edmonds and Hannah Edmonds as well as nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents; brothers, Robert, Richard and Donald (Joan) Fox; nephew, Richard Fox; and great-nephew, Jerrod Fox preceded Janet in death.

The family suggests contributions to Heartland Hospice or to the Licking County Aging Program in Janet’s memory.

On-line condolences to the family may be sent via www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com

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