Margaret Nanette (Gross) Shepherd

Born: Sun., May 11, 1924
Died: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Aug. 20, 2019
Location: Fickes Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Aug. 21, 2019
Location: Fickes Funeral Home

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Margaret Nanette Shepherd, 95 of Ashland died Friday August 16, 2019 at Brethren Care Village

Brookwood Place. She was born May 11, 1924 in Cleveland the daughter of Jacob and Helen Grilly

Gross. She was a homemaker and a member of the Hayesville United Methodist Church. Margaret

loved nature and enjoyed the simple things of life.

She saw God in all of His creation, she loved the natural world and all growing things.  She practiced

gratitude, extended hospitality to others, and lived a life of service and love.  Her faith was most

precious to her, as was her family.

She is survived by two children, Kathleen Buckley of Fairbanks, Alaska and Dan T. Shepherd of

Denton, TX, 2 grandchildren, Gunnar (Tiana) Buckley and Gwen Buckley.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Dan Shepherd and a sister, Louise Garrett.

Services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday August 21, 2019 at Fickes Funeral Home in Jeromesville with

Pastor Layton Broome officiating. Burial will be in Vermillion Cemetery.

Friends may call Tuesday August 20, 2019 from 6-8 pm at the funeral home.

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Rev. Paula Archdeacon
   Posted Sun August 18, 2019
Marge was such a lovely and gracious lady, and I will miss her encouraging words and ready smile. My prayers are with you, that you might find comfort in the sure knowledge that she is with her Lord.

Tom & Hope Ashby
   Posted Mon August 19, 2019
Our condolences and prayers to the family for a very special lady in our family's hearts. We could always count on Marge in the time of need and for those special occasions. She was a pillar to the Hayesville UMC and service mentor to all around her. She will be missed but now rest in peace with her love Dan. God Bless!!

Mary Lee Kosse Hensel
   Posted Mon August 19, 2019
Kathy and Dan,
I was so sorry to read of the passing of your Mom. She was such a beautiful and wonderful woman. You and your families are in my prayers. Miss you both!

james Glass
   Posted Mon August 19, 2019
Kathy and Dan,
My prayers to you and your families during this time.

James Glass
   Posted Mon August 19, 2019


My prayers to you and family during this time . Always James Glass

Joe Kessler
   Posted Mon August 19, 2019
Unfortunately I never got to meet your mother except through our conversations at 3G4. Please accept my sincere condolence on her passing and you will be in my prayers for the adjustments you'll be making in the days to come. You know the doors are always open at the airport.
Joe Kessler

Jan (Raynes) Grimm
   Posted Sat August 24, 2019
Dan and Kathy --

I'm sorry I was not able to attend your mother's funeral service. I enjoyed keeping in touch with her through the years -- and I'm so glad she got to meet my daughter Katy's two children a few months ago when we happened upon each other at Burger King. In fact, Jonathan and Joanna are the age David and Katy were when your mother (and father) first met them and started babysitting them. And I know my son remembers the purple semi.

Our thoughts and prayers of sympathy will be with you as you mourn. The great sadness will end eventually, but the sweet memories of the many years will stay in your hearts.

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