Posted: Sun 4:34 PM, May 19, 2013
Funeral Home: Leavitt Funeral Home
Mary A. Shepherd, 85, of Parkersburg, passed away May 18, 2013 at Marietta Memorial Hospital.
She was born August 12, 1927 in Parkersburg, WV, a daughter of the late Robert Leonard and Luella Clare Norris McFadden.
Mary graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1945, and had worked for C & P Telephone.
She was a founding member of the Brooks Bird Club and a member of Mountwood Bird Club. She traveled extensively around the world with her birding friends. She had served as a Girl Scout leader through DeSales Heights Academy for 7 years. Mary was a member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church.
Mary is survived by her children Teresa A. Sinnett of Wyoming, John A. Shepherd and Charlene L. of Washington, WV, Christina M. Dukas and Thomas W. of Parkersburg, Jane C. Lindeman of Magnolia, OH, Sara E. Stradley and Thomas C. of Olney, MD, ten grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, brother Daniel McFadden of Columbus, OH, sisters Betty Rea of Williamstown, WV, Patricia Bergstrom of Seville, OH, sisters- in- law Norma McFadden Morse of Columbus, OH, Ruth McFadden of Morgantown, WV, and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband of forty two years John C. Shepherd in 1996 and brothers John McFadden and Charles McFadden.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am Wednesday at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church with Monsignor Joseph Peterson officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 - 8 pm on Tuesday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg with a Christian Wake service at 7:30 pm.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mary's memory to the Matthew 25 Food Cupboard 2508 Dudley Ave Parkersburg, WV 26101.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting LeavittFuneralHome.com.