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Juanita Shepher Obituary
Juanita Kilgore Shepherd

ONTARIO: Juanita Kilgore Shepherd, 75, of Ontario, passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Crestwood Care Center. She was born June 4, 1938 to the late Charles Kilgore and Lottie (Goodwin) Shaffer. Juanita was an accomplished seamstress and upholsterer. She was an avid reader, dreamed of traveling and enjoyed visiting her favorite location-Savannah, Georgia. She was a friend to everyone she met and loved to share her philosophy on life.

A dedicated homemaker, she volunteered her free time to the health clinic at Ontario Schools. She was a member of NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness, in Mansfield. She was a founder of Ontario Learning Disabilities Association and was instrumental in getting Learning Disability classes in public schools.

Juanita was a bargain hunter and enjoyed finding many treasures in her shopping trips. She enjoyed putting together puzzles. Her grandchildren brought her much joy and she relished the time she spent with them.

She is survived by her husband, William Shepherd; four children, Billy (Jackie), Connie, Curt (Pam) and Rick; fifteen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; two sisters; four brothers; and several nieces, nephews and extended family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Christopher, on April 19, 2003.

The family will receive visitors from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 98 S. Diamond St., Mansfield. The memorial service will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in the funeral home with additional visitation beginning at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Karen Bruno will conduct the service. Burial will be in Bellville Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to NAMI, 420 Stewart Lane, Mansfield, OH 44907. Online guest registry at www.wappner.com

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Published in the News Journal on Mar. 13, 2014
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