Tuesday, July 5, 2016

R. Jean Shepard (June 27, 2016)

R. Jean Shepard, age 79 of Greenville, Ohio and Bradenton, Florida passed away at 1:35 AM Monday June 27, 2016 in the Miami Valley Hospital Dayton, Ohio. She was born September 25, 1936 in Bryan, Ohio and the daughter of the late Lowell E. and Kathleen (Crommer) Williams.

Jean retired in 1990 from the Greenville City School System having taught for 25 years, primarily 1st grade in the Woodland Heights and Gettysburg buildings.

She was a graduate of Montpelier High School and received her BS Degree from Defiance College. She was a 50 plus year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, loved gardening, her backyard wildlife, scrapbooking, weekly card games and very much enjoyed her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Marlo Williams.

Jean is survived by her husband William C. Shepard of Greenville. They were married April 17, 1957. Also children Beth Studebaker, David Shepard and Steven (Stef) Shepard all of Greenville; grandchildren Kyle Swabb, Tyler (Megan) Studebaker, Robert (Mybell) Studebaker, Ricky (Nicole) Studebaker, Darci (Mark) Miller, Addie (Stew) Clifton, Morgan Shepard and Maddie Shepard; 10 great grandchildren; her twin sister Jane Bickham of Olathe, Kansas and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Friday July 1, 2016 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio. Private funeral services will be held later at the convenience of the family.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Charity of your Choice.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com