Nyla Joy Darlene Bradley Shepard

Thursday, July 22, 2004

Nyla Joy Darlene Bradley Shepard, 67, formerly of Marshall, died Thursday, July 22, 2004, in Embarrass, Wis.

Service arrangements are pending.

Born Nov. 23, 1936, in Kansas City, Kan., she was daughter of the late Earl Bradley and Elverna Percy Henning. On Jan. 26, 1958, in Columbia, she married Lloyd Ellsworth Shepard, who preceded her in death. She taught home economics and briefly worked as a substitute teacher. She and her husband owned and ran a German heritage museum, the Lohoefener House, in Concordia for about 10 years. She volunteered for Head Start, Girl Scouts, Friends of the Library and in programs of the First United Methodist Church, of which she was a member. She received a bachelor's degree in home economics from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Survivors include two sons, Mark A. Shepard of Clintonville, Wis., and Scott Shepard of Frisco, Texas; two daughters, Linda G. Shepard of Seattle, Wash., and Karen E. Shepard of Wheeler, Wis.; one brother, Sterling Bradley of North Olmsted, Ohio; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one grandson.