George E Shepard, 93, of Valley Falls, KS, passed away November 13, 2020, at his residence. He was born July 8, 1927, in Carbondale, KS, the son of Roy Shepard and Lois (Martindale) Shepard. He grew up in the Carbondale area. The family moved to Valley Falls, Ks in 1960, where he continued farming.
On September 6, 1945, George began his service to his country in the United States Army. During his service, he earned the World War II Victory Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Ribbon.
On August 15, 1948, George was united in marriage to Charlene Reed at the E.U.B. Church in Richland, KS. They shared sixty-nine years of loving marriage until the death of Charlene in November of 2017.
George was a dedicated and hardworking lifelong farmer. He was still farming up until his death. He loved farming and in later years he was able to travel with Charlene and his daughters.
He is survived by six children, Nancy Shepard (Jerry Senne), Topeka, KS, Larry Shepard (Sue), Valley Falls, KS, Tom Shepard, Valley Falls, KS, Michael Shepard (Dawn), Valley Falls, KS, Becky Shepard, Topeka, KS, Sallie Meyer (Tom), Valley Falls, KS; a sister, Margarette Piper, Carbondale, KS; seventeen grandchildren; and thirty-one great-grandchildren.
George is preceded in death by his wife,Charlene Shepard; three brothers, LeRoy Shepard, Robert Shepard, Charles Shepard; four sisters, Lola Tryon, Mary Snell, Lilly Massek, Katherine (Leach) Shepard; grandson, Todd S. Golder; and a daughter-in-law, Susie Shepard.
To honor George’s life, funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at Carbondale Community Church of Christian Fellowship, Carbondale, KS. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Berryton, KS. The Shepard family will greet friends for a visitation at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday prior to the service, at the church. The services will also be live-streamed on the funeral homes Facebook Live page. Memorial contributions may be made to Jefferson County Hospice sent c/o Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home, P.O. Box 268, Overbrook, KS 66524. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.lamb-roberts.com.
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