DILLION Family Genealogy-History

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OBITUARIES
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(THOMAS) SHEPHERD, Zelpha Moriah
       
Individual Data



Unknown Newspaper
March 1916

Mrs. Zelpha Marie Shepherd passed away at her home in Plumwood this Friday morning, at 2:45 o'clock, of cancer, aged 72 years.

Mrs Shepherd is survived by eight children, all grown.

Funeral services will be held at the Plumwood M. E. church at 2 o'clock, Sunday afternoon conducted by Reverend Rodgers, followed by interment at Plumwood.

Undertaker Lukens has charge of funeral arrangements.



Unknown Newspaper
March 1916

Zelphia Maria Shephard was born May 5, 1843, and departed to the Great Beyond March 3, 1916, aged 72 years, 9 months and 29 days.

She was the daughter of Jacob and Evaline Thomas. She was united in marriage to Nelson Shephard May 1, 1862. To this union were born eight children, all of whom are living.

Mr. Shepherd passed from this life about 14 years ago. Mrs. Shephard spent the latter part of her life in Plumwood. She was a kind and loving mother and her thoughts were always of her children.

She united with the Methodist Church of Plumwood in 1912. From that time on she lived a Christian life and always found solace in the Bible. She was always ready to help those who were in need.

As the petals of a flower fade away, we know that such anguish cannot find solace in tenderest words. She who has gone forth could not be supported on her solitary path by earthly friends, whose strength was given sweetly and tenderly to this precious mother, whose heroic devotion never faltered. They could not detain her by the clasp of earthly love, but after the last words were spoken, the last sign of recognition gone, a smile of peace settled on her face which proclaimed victory and we knew she was safe in the arms of Jesus.

She leaves to mourn their loss, five daughters and three sons, Josephine, Sarah, Vannie, Abby, Ella, Allonzo, Frank and Wilmer, also sixteen grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, four sisters and one brother.

"Love me if you will in my pulseness sleep;
Weep over my still white face,
But Oh! tell the wondrous story so sweet,
Of a sinner saved by grace.

Dearest loved one, we must lay thee,
In the peaceful grave's embrace,
But thy memory will be cherished
Till we see thy heavenly face."




Unknown Newspaper
March 1916

Zelphia Maria Shepherd was born May 5, 1843, and departed to the Great Beyond on March 3, 1916, aged 72 years, 9 months and 29 days.

She was the daughter of Jacob and Evaline Thomas. She was united in marriage to Nelson Shepherd May 1, 1862, and to this union were born eleven children, three of which preceeded her to the Great beyond in infancy. Mr. Shepherd passed from this life about 14 years ago. Mrs. Shepherd spent the latter part of her life in Plumwood. She was a kind and loving mother and her thoughts were always of her children. She united with the Methodist church of Plumwood in 1912. From that time on she lived a Christian life and always found solace in the Bible. She was always ready to help those who were in need. As the petals of a flower fade away, we know that such anguish cannot find solace in tenderest words.

She who has gone forth could not be supported on her solitary path by earthly friends, whose strength was given sweetly and tenderly to this precious mother, whose heroic devotion never faltered.

They could not detain her by the clasp of earthly love, but after the last words were spoken, the last sign of recognition gone, a smile of peace settled on her face which proclaimed victory and we know she was safe in the arms of Jesus.

She leaves to mourn her loss five daughters and three sons: Mrs. Abe Ball and Mrs. Douglas Sherwood, of Plain City; Mrs. John Stewart, of Springfield; Mrs. Ella Carry, of London; Mrs. Sherman Hubbard, of Plumwood; Mr. Alonzo and Frank Shepherd, of Springfield; and Wilmer Shepherd, of Chrisman Chapel. Also sixteen grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, four sisters and one brother.

"Love me if you will in my pulse ness sleep,
Weep over my still white face,
But Oh! tell the wondrous story so sweet,
Of a summer saved by grace.

Dearest loved one we must lay thee,
In the peaceful grave's embrace,
But thy memory will be cherished
Till we see thy heavenly face."

Card of Thanks

We wish to thank our friends and neighbors for the kindness and sympathy shown us in the illness and death of our beloved mother, Mrs. Nelson Shepherd. Especially do we thank Reverend A. L. Rogers, the singer, the pallbearers and W. E. Lukens.

The Children


 



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