Dorothy Elena Shepard
05/08/1936 - 11/13/2020
Obituary For Dorothy Elena Shepard
Dorothy Elena Shepard, age 84, passed away at Spectrum Health Butterworth on Friday, November 13, 2020. She was born in Grand Haven, Mi. on May 8, 1936 to Roy Ritter and Jessie Elena Roe. She grew up in Grand Rapids and moved to Sparta, Michigan after her marriage to Donald Shepard in 1960, where she lived the rest of her life until 2010. She was a life-long member of Sparta United Methodist Church. Dorothy loved to sew, knit and crochet. She found joy in canning the vegetables and fruits from her garden. But mostly, she loved her family, spending time with them and playing games with her grandchildren.
Dorothy is survived by her children, Denise (Terry) Mercer and David (Lori) Shepard; grandchildren, Danette Hammer, Gregory (Karlee) Shepard and Cody (Alicia) Shepard; and several nieces and nephews. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald; and her son-in-law, Daniel Hammer.
There will be a private graveside service for Dorothy at the place of her interment, Greenwood Cemetery in Sparta. Those wishing may make a memorial donation in Dorothy’s memory to Sparta United Methodist Church.
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Deepest SYMPATHY & Prayers. So sorry Denise to hear of your mother's passing. May she rest in peace. Nancy W
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