Lloyd Ellsworth Shepard, 66, of Marshall, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003, at his home.
Memorial services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, at First United Methodist Church in Marshall. Christ Foockle officiated. Organist Jane Huff provided the music. Congregational hymns were "God of Grace and God of Glory," and "This is a Day of New Beginnings." Other songs were "Thy Word is a Lamp" and "Stand Up and Bless the Lord." Arrangements were in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Memorials are suggested to First United Methodist Church, the American Heart Association or the Alzheimer's Association.
Born Sept. 17, 1936, in Appleton City, he was the son of the late Milton Shepard and Bernice Rosbrugh Shepard. On Jan. 26, 1958, in Columbia, he married Nyla Joy Bradley, who survives of the home. He had lived in Marshall most of his life and was an active member of First United Methodist Church in Marshall. He had worked at Gambles and Farmer Savings Banks and was retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He helped raise money and awareness for the American Heart Association and the Alzheimer's Association. He was a member of the Saline Coin Club and had served in the U.S. Army. He earned a bachelor's degree in ag business from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Additional survivors include two sons, Mark A. Shepard of Clintonville, Wis., and Scott Shepard of Frisco, Texas; two daughters, Linda G. Shepard of Snohomish, Wa., and Karen E. Shepard of Wheeler, Wis.; two sisters, Rosalie Herman of Butler and Elsie Faye Goth of Warsaw; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Elmore Shepard, and one grandson.