Dorothy M. Shephard, age 89, of Thornville, died November 19, 2014, at Genesis Hospice and Palliative Care.
Dorothy was born May 11, 1925, in Rineyville, KY, the daughter of the late George Briscoe and Ida Mae Curtin Pawley.
She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Dorothy was proud to be a registered nurse and worked for Good Samaritan Hospital, Crooksville Nursing Home and Heartland-Fairfield Nursing Home. After retirement, she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
She is survived by a daughter, Mildred Shephard of the home; two sons, Rick (Mary) Shephard of Thornville and David (Kristi) Shephard of Wapakoneta; six grandchildren, Jena (Josh Rose) Shephard, Rachel Beck, Zachary (Anna) Shephard, Sarah (Michael) Cherry, ElvaAnne Shephard, and Gallant Shephard; five great-grandchildren, Carson, Kiera, Chase, Rylan and Dalainey; and one brother, John Pawley.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Richard A. Shephard (Feb. 14, 2011) whom she married June 14, 1947; two sisters, Mildred Rose Pawley and Sarah Elizabeth Curtin; and a brother, William Briscoe Pawley.
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated November 24, 2014, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, with Father Jake Gordon as celebrant, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Gene Dawson. Burial followed in Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Genesis Hospice and Palliative Care, 713 Forest Ave., Zanesville, Ohio 43701. www.bopethomasfuneralhome.com