Jean Mary Sheppard-Kurtz
AGE: 78 • Millville
Jean Mary (nee Shaw) Sheppard-Kurtz, age 78 of Millville, went home to be with our Lord on Saturday, January 11, 2014 in the University of Penn Hospital surrounded by her family.
She was born in Cedarville on January 3, 1936 to the late Robert and Ray Shaw.
Mary was a loving mother and a homemaker most of her life. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren, camping, trips to Lancaster, eating out, and crocheting.
Besides her parents she was predeceased by her first husband Thomas Sheppard, eight sisters, Rhodellia Shaw, Marie Garrison, Laura Carmen, Jeanette Keller, Hannah Stanley, Nora Beal, Evelyn Moore, and Mildred Kiesel, and two brothers, Robert Shaw, Jr. and Harry Shaw.
Survivors include her husband William Kurtz of Millville, five sons, Thomas Sheppard (Eileen) of Haleyville, Robert Sheppard (Dixie) of Fairton, Harry Sheppard (Kay) of Cedarville, Steven Sheppard (Sandra) of New Port, Christopher Sheppard (Shelby) of Cedarville, three daughters Virginia Kiel (Larry) of Cedarville, Kathy Greer (Steve), Mary Greer (John) both of Millville, three step children, Kevin Kurtz, Linda Alfieri, and Karen Reiger all of Millville, 23 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren, 4 step grandchildren and 2 step great grandchildren.
Services will be held 11 am Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at the Fellowship Baptist Church, 522 Main Street, Cedarville with Pastor Warren Parks officiating. Friends will be received from 10 to 11 am at the church. Burial will be in Haleyville Methodist Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family request contributions be made to University of Penn Cardiac Medicine or Breast Cancer
Research. The funeral arrangements are under the direction of Barr Funeral Home in Millville.