Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
May 18, 2012 8:29 am EDT


MOUNT VERNON — Elizabeth P. Shepard, 69, of Mount Vernon, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at The Kobacker House in Columbus surrounded by her family.

She was born March 25, 1943, in Mount Vernon, to the late Harold Cecil and Alice Eva (Balderson) Bower. Elizabeth was a member of the Hillcrest Church of Christ in Utica and enjoyed sewing.

She is survived by her son, Robert Eugene (Sue) Shepard Jr. of Pataskala; her daughter, Teresa K. Anderson of Newark; sister, Debra Bower of Mount Vernon; four grandchildren, Christopher, Savanna, Cheyenne and Kaitlyn; a longtime special friend, Dudley Parker of Mount Vernon.

Her two brothers, Blaine and Lewis Bower; and three sisters, Gladys, Goldie and Wanda Bower preceded her in death.

Friends may call Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Dilley-Lasater Funeral Home, 212 N. Main St., Mount Vernon. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with Mr. Trevor Brailey officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

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