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Geoffrey Lynn Sheppard

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Sheppard Geoffrey Lynn Sheppard, 70, passed away June 7, 2017 following complications from a surgery. He was born June 1, 1947 in Ashtabula, Ohio to the late Alan Neil Sheppard and Dorothy (Bennett) Sheppard. Geoff graduated from Columbus North High School and then received his Bachelor's Degree from Kent State University. Geoff started his career as an insurance agent in New Philadelphia, and was currently employed by Worthington Industries in Columbus, where he had been working for the past 16 years. Always patient and encouraging, he loved coaching youth baseball, and later in life enjoyed cheering on his grandchildren in their various sporting events. He was an avid Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Browns fan and instilled the love for these teams in his children. Left to cherish his memory are his children, Matthew (Penny) Sheppard of Hershey, PA and Elizabeth (Jeffrey) Kent of Lebanon; grandchildren, Claire, Ava, Bennett and Laurel Sheppard and Liam, Lauren, and Juliet Kent; sisters, Linda (Dave Franklin) Sheppard of Dublin, Elizabeth Ingalls of Evansville, IN, and Rose (John) O'Toole of Midlothian, VA; sister-in-law, Karen Curtiss of Westerville; brothers, Alan Wayne (Julia) Sheppard of Delaware, and Kevin (Susan) Sheppard of Racine; longtime companion, Teresa Phillips of Westerville; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, Geoff is preceded in death by his brother Thomas Lee Sheppard. The family will receive friends on Saturday, July 1, 2017, 11 a.m. with a memorial service beginning 11:30 a.m. at The Clintonville Woman's Club, 3951 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43214. In lieu of flowers, we request you spend a day this summer enjoying a baseball game and thinking of Geoff.

Published in The Columbus Dispatch from June 28 to June 30, 2017
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